Revelation of John 91And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and aI saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given bthe key to the shaft of cthe bottomless pit. ▼
▼Greek the abyss; also verses 2, 112He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft erose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and fthe sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft. 3Then from the smoke came glocusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth. 4They were told hnot to harm ithe grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have jthe seal of God on their foreheads. 5They were allowed to torment them kfor five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone. 6And in those days lpeople will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them. 7 mIn appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: non their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were olike human faces, 8their hair like women’s hair, and ptheir teeth like lions’ teeth; 9they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was qlike the noise of many chariots with rhorses rushing into battle. 10They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt people sfor five months is in their tails. 11They have tas king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is uAbaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon. ▼
▼ Abaddon means destruction; Apollyon means destroyer12 wThe first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come. 13Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from xthe four horns of the golden altar before God, 14saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release ythe four angels who are bound at zthe great river Euphrates.” 15So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released aato kill a third of mankind. 16The number of abmounted troops was actwice ten thousand times ten thousand; adI heard their number. 17And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire ▼
▼Greek hyacinthand of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were aflike lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths. 18By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulfur coming out of their mouths. 19For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails, for their tails are like serpents with heads, and by means of them they wound. 20The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, agdid not repent of ahthe works of their hands nor give up worshiping aidemons ajand idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, 21nor did they repent of their murders or their aksorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
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