9:1 The fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from the sky fallen to the earth. The key to the pit of the abyss was given to him.
9:2 He opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a great furnace. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit.
9:3 Then out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
9:4 They were told that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only those men who don`t have God`s seal on their foreheads.
9:5 They were given power not to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion, when it strikes a man.
9:6 In those days men will seek death, and will in no way find it. They will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
9:7 The shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for war. On their heads were something like gold crowns, and their faces were like men`s faces.
9:8 They had hair like women`s hair, and their teeth were like those of lions.
9:9 They had breastplates, like breastplates of iron. The sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, or of many horses rushing to war.
9:10 They have tails like those of scorpions, and stings. In their tails is their power to harm men for five months.
9:11 They have over them as king the angel of the abyss. His name in Hebrew is "Abaddon," but in Greek, he has the name "Apollyon."
9:12 The first woe is past. Behold, there are still two woes coming after this.
9:13 The sixth angel sounded. I heard a voice from the horns of the golden altar which is before God,
9:14 saying to the sixth angel who had one trumpet, "Free the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates."
9:15 The four angels were freed who had been prepared for that hour and day and month and year, so that they would kill one third of mankind.
9:16 The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million. I heard the number of them.
9:17 Thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of lions. Out of their mouths proceed fire, smoke, and sulfur.
9:18 By these three plagues were one third of mankind killed: by the fire, the smoke, and the sulfur, which proceeded out of their mouths.
9:19 For 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 harm.
9:20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, didn`t repent of the works of their hands, that they wouldn`t worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk.
9:21 They didn`t repent of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their sexual immorality, nor of their thefts.