Revelation of John 9And as I observed, I heard an eagle flying overhead, calling in a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe to those who dwell on the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the remaining three angels!” 1
The Fifth Trumpet2 Then the fifth angel sounded [his] trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from heaven to earth, and it was given the key to the pit of the Abyss. 3 [The star] opened the pit of the Abyss, and smoke rose out of [it] like [the] smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the pit. 4 And out of the smoke, locusts descended on the earth, and they were given power like [that of] the scorpions of the earth. 5 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth [or] any plant [or] tree, but only those who did not have the seal of God on [their] foreheads. 6 [The locusts] were not given power to kill them, but only to torment [them] [for] five months, and their torment [was] like the stinging of a scorpion. 7 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, [but] death will escape them. 8 And the locusts looked like horses prepared for battle, [with something] like crowns of gold on their heads, and faces like [the] faces of men. 9 They had hair like [that] of women, and teeth like [those] of lions. 10 They also had thoraxes like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings [was] like [the] roar of many horses [and] chariots rushing into battle. 11 They had tails with stingers like scorpions, [which] had the power to injure people for five months. 12 They were ruled by a king, the angel of the Abyss. His name in Hebrew [is] Abaddon, ▼
▼Abaddon means Destructionand in Greek [it is] Apollyon. ▼
▼Apollyon means Destroyer13 The first woe has passed. Behold, two woes [are] still to follow.
The Sixth Trumpet14 Then the sixth angel sounded [his] trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God 15 saying to the sixth angel with the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 16 [So] the four angels who had been prepared for [this] hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. 17 And the number of mounted troops [was] two hundred million; I heard their number. 18 [Now] the horses and riders in [my] vision looked like this: [The riders] had breastplates [the colors of] fire, sapphire, and brimstone. The heads of the horses [were] like [the] heads of lions, and out of their mouths proceeded fire, smoke, and brimstone. 19 A third of mankind was killed by [the] three plagues of fire, smoke, and brimstone that proceeded from their mouths. 20 For the power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; indeed, their tails [were] like snakes, having heads with which to inflict harm. 21 Now the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the works of their hands. They did not stop worshiping demons and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which cannot see [or] hear [or] walk.
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