Revelation of John 9

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven to the earth: and to him was given the key to the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose smoke out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And they were told not to harm the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree; but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not permitted to kill them, but only to torment them for five months: and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion, when he stings a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. And they had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots and horses rushing to battle. 10 And they had tails like scorpions, and stings; and in their tails they had the power to hurt men for five months. 11 And they had a king over them, the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue, Apollyon. 12 One woe is past; behold, there are two more woes yet to come. 13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 Saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates. 15 And the four angels were released, who had been prepared for this hour, and day, and month, and year, to kill a third of mankind. 16 And the number of the armies of the horsemen were two hundred million: I heard the number of them. 17 And in the vision, this was how I saw the horses and those who sat upon them: they wore breastplates of fiery red, sapphire blue, and sulphur yellow: and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire and smoke and sulphur. 18 By these three was a third of mankind killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the sulphur, which came out of their mouths. 19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths, and in their tails: for their tails were like serpents, and had heads, and with them they do harm. 20 And 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 worshipping devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and bronze, and stone, and wood: which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk: 21 Nor did they repent of their murders, or of their sorceries, or of their sexual immorality, or of their thefts.
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