JOHN THE DIVINE*
Revelation 9 ©
1 The fifth angel sounds, and there falls a star from heaven, which has the key of the bottomless pit. 2 From where issues smoke, as from a furnace. 3 And out of the smoke come locusts, which sting men who have not the seal of God. 7 The form and the arming of these locusts are described. 11 And the name of their king Abaddon. 13 After this sounds the sixth angel, whereupon the four angels are loosened, and there appears a great multitude of horsemen who slay the third part of men. 20 After this all men do not yet repent of their idolatry and other sins.
AND the fifth angel sounded, and 1I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given 2the key of thea bottomless pit.
And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a 3smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; 4and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
And there came 5out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
And it was commanded them 6that they should not hurtb the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men 7which have not thec seal of God in their foreheads.
And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be 8tormented 9five months: and their torment was as the torment 10of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
Andd in those days shall men seek 11death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Ande12the 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.
And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
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.
And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
And they had a king over them, which is thef angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is 13Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
Oneg woe 14is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice 15from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, 16Looseh the four angels 17which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay 18the third part of men.
And the number of the army 19of the horsemen were 20two hundred thousand thousand: 21and I heard the number of them.
And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of 22fire, and of jacinth,i and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the 23heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued 24fire and smoke and brimstone.
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.
For their power is in their mouth, and 25in their tails: for their tails were like 26unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
And the rest of the men which were not killed 27by these plagues yet repented not of 28the works of their hands, that they should not 29worship devils, and 30idolsj of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: 31which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
Neither repented they of their 32murders, nor of their 33sorceries, nor of their 34fornication, nor of their 35thefts.