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Revelation

CHAPTER 9

The fifth trumpet and first woe:
scorpion-like locusts torment people for five months
9:1-12

1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

When the fifth trumpet was blown,

I saw a star fall from heaven onto the earth,

and he was given the key to the bottomless pit.

2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

He opened the bottomless pit,

and the sun and air were darkened

by the smoke that came out.

3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Locusts came out of the smoke

and they were given power like scorpions on the earth.

4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

They were told not to hurt grass, green things, or trees,

but only those without the seal of God on their foreheads. [1]

5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

They were to torment them for five months,

like that of the sting of a scorpion.

6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

In those days, people will want to die,

but won't be able to.

7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

The locusts will be like horses, with gold crowns on their head,

and human faces.

8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

They had hair like women,

and teeth like lions.

9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

They had iron breastplates,

and their wings sounded like chariots.

10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

They had stings in their tails like scorpions,

and they had power to hurt humans for five months.

11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Their king was the angel of the bottomless pit,

whose name is Abaddon in Hebrew and Apollyon in Greek.

12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

One woe is down, two more to come.

The sixth trumpet: 4 angels with an army of 200 million,
kill 1/3 of the earth's population
9:13-21

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 which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

The sixth trumpet blew,

and I heard a voice saying,

Set the four angels loose

who are tied up in the Eurphrates River.

15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

And the four angels were set free.

They then spent a year, a month, a day, and an hour

preparing to kill 1/3 of the people on earth. [2]

16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

They gathered an army of 200 million horsemen.

17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

The horses had lion heads,

with fire, smoke, and brimstone

coming out of their mouths.

18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.

The fire, smoke, and brimstone

killed 1/3 of the human population on earth. [2]

19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

(The horses also had tails like scorpions.)

20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

The two-thirds that survived, didn't repent.

They still worshiped devils,

and gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood idols.