Bible: Revelation 9

9:1 Then 1  the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky 2  to the earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the abyss. 3  9:2 He 4  opened the shaft of the abyss and smoke rose out of it 5  like smoke from a giant furnace. The 6  sun and the air were darkened with smoke from the shaft. 9:3 Then 7  out of the smoke came locusts onto the earth, and they were given power 8  like that of the scorpions of the earth. 9:4 They 9  were told 10  not to damage the grass of the earth, or any green plant or tree, but only those people 11  who did not have the seal of God on their 12  forehead. 9:5 The locusts 13  were not given permission 14  to kill 15  them, but only to torture 16  them 17  for five months, and their torture was like that 18  of a scorpion when it stings a person. 19  9:6 In 20  those days people 21  will seek death, but 22  will not be able to 23  find it; they will long to die, but death will flee from them.

9:7 Now 24  the locusts looked like horses equipped for battle. On 25  their heads were something like crowns similar to gold, 26  and their faces looked like men’s 27  faces. 9:8 They 28  had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9:9 They had breastplates 29  like iron breastplates, and the sound of their wings was like the noise of many horse-drawn chariots charging into battle. 9:10 They have 30  tails and stingers like scorpions, and their ability 31  to injure people for five months is in their tails. 9:11 They have as king over them the angel of the abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon. 32 

9:12 The first woe has passed, but 33  two woes are still coming after these things!

9:13 Then 34  the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a single voice coming from the 35  horns on the golden altar that is before God, 9:14 saying to the sixth angel, the one holding 36  the trumpet, “Set free 37  the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates! 9:15 Then 38  the four angels who had been prepared for this 39  hour, day, 40  month, and year were set free to kill 41  a third of humanity. 9:16 The 42  number of soldiers on horseback was two hundred million; 43  I heard their number. 9:17 Now 44  this is what the horses and their riders 45  looked like in my 46  vision: The riders had breastplates that were fiery red, 47  dark blue, 48  and sulfurous 49  yellow in color. 50  The 51  heads of the horses looked like lionsheads, and fire, smoke, and sulfur 52  came out of their mouths. 9:18 A third of humanity was killed by these three plagues, that is, 53  by the fire, the smoke, and the sulfur that came out of their mouths. 9:19 For the power 54  of the horses resides 55  in their mouths and in their tails, because their tails are like snakes, having heads that inflict injuries. 9:20 The rest of humanity, who had not been killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so that they did not stop worshiping demons and idols made 56  of gold, silver, 57  bronze, stone, and wood – idols that cannot see or hear or walk about. 9:21 Furthermore, 58  they did not repent of their murders, of their magic spells, 59  of their sexual immorality, or of their stealing.

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