Revelation of John 9

The Fifth Trumpet— the Bottomless Pit

1Then the a  fifth angel sounded, and I saw a b  star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the c  key of the
Lit shaft of the abyss
e  bottomless pit was given to him.
2He opened the
V 1, note 1
bottomless pit, and g  smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and h  the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.
3Then out of the smoke came i  locusts
Lit into
upon the earth, and power was given them, as the k  scorpions of the earth have power.
4They were told not to l  hurt the m  grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the n  seal of God on their foreheads. 5And
Lit it was given to them
they were not permitted to kill
Lit them
anyone, but to torment for q  five months; and their torment was like the torment of a r  scorpion when it
Lit strikes
stings a man.
6And in those days t  men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.

Lit likenesses
v  appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.
8They had hair like the hair of women, and their w  teeth were like the teeth of lions. 9They had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the x  sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle. 10They have tails like y  scorpions, and stings; and in their z  tails is their power to hurt men for aa  five months. 11They have as king over them, the angel of the ab  abyss; his name in ac  Hebrew is
I.e. destruction
ae  Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name
I.e. destroyer

12 ag  The first woe is past; behold, two woes are still coming after these things.

The Sixth Trumpet— Army from the East

13Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard
Lit one voice
a voice from the
Two early mss do not contain four
four aj  horns of the ak  golden altar which is before God,
14one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the al  four angels who are bound at the am  great river Euphrates.” 15And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were an  released, so that they would kill a ao  third of
Gr anthropoi
16The number of the armies of the horsemen was aq  two hundred million; ar  I heard the number of them. 17And
Lit thus I saw
this is how I saw at  in the vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of
I.e. burning sulphur
av  brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and aw  out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and
I.e. burning sulphur
ay  brimstone.
18A az  third of
Gr anthropoi
mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the bb  fire and the smoke and the
I.e. burning sulphur
brimstone which proceeded out of their mouths.
19For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents and have heads, and with them they do harm.

20The rest of
Gr anthropoi
mankind, who were not killed by these plagues be  did not repent of bf  the works of their hands, so as not to bg  worship demons, and bh  the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk;
21and they bi  did not repent of their murders nor of their bj  sorceries nor of their bk  immorality nor of their thefts.
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