Bible: Revelation 9:1-11

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 

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