9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from
heaven to the earth: and to him was given the key of the
9:2 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.
9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and
to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have
9:4 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 who have not the seal of God in their
9:5 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.
9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find
it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
9:7 And the shapes of the locusts [were] like to horses prepared
for battle; and on their heads [were] as it were crowns like
gold, and their faces [were] as the faces of men.
9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were
as [the teeth] of lions.
9:9 And they had breast-plates, as it were breast-plates of
iron; and the sound of their wings [was] as the sound of
chariots of many horses running to battle.
9:10 And they had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in
their tails: and their power [was] to hurt men five months.
9:11 And they had a king over them, [who is] the angel of the
bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew language [is] Abaddon,
but in the Greek language he hath [his] name Apollyon.
9:12 One woe is past; [and] behold, there come two woes more
9:13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the
four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
9:14 Saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, Loose the
four angels who are bound in the great river Euphrates.
9:15 And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an
hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, to slay the third
part of men.
9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen [was] two
hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat
on them, having breast-plates 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
9:18 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.
9:19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for
their tails [were] like to serpents, and had heads, and with
them they do hurt.
9:20 And the rest of the men who were not killed by these
plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they
should not worship demons, and idols of gold, and silver, and
brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear,
9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their
sorceries, nor of their lewdness, nor of their thefts.