Revelation 9:1-12 CSB

The Fifth Trumpet

1 The fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from heaven to earth. The key to the shaft of the abyssa was given to him.

References for Revelation 9:1

    • a 9:1 - Lk 8:31; Rm 10:7; Rv 9:11; 11:7; 17:8; 20:1-3
      2 He opened the shaft of the abyss, and smoke came up out of the shaft like smoke from a greatb furnace so that the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the shaft.

      References for Revelation 9:2

        • b 9:2 - Other mss omit great
          3 Then out of the smoke locusts came to the earth, and powerc was given to them like the power that scorpions have on the earth.

          References for Revelation 9:3

            • c 9:3 - Or authority
              4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green plant, or any tree, but only people who do not have God's seal on their foreheads.
              5 They were not permitted to kill them, but were to torment [them] for five months; their torment is like the torment caused by a scorpion when it strikes a man.
              6 In those days people will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, but death will flee from them.
              7 The appearance of the locusts was like horses equipped for battle.d On their heads were something like gold crowns; their faces were like men's faces;

              References for Revelation 9:7

                • d 9:7 - Jl 2:4
                  8 they had hair like women's hair; their teeth were like lions' teeth;e

                  References for Revelation 9:8

                    • e 9:8 - Jl 1:6
                      9 they had chests like iron breastplates; the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses rushing into battle;
                      10 and they had tails with stingers, like scorpions, so that with their tails they had the powerf to harm people for five months.

                      References for Revelation 9:10

                        • f 9:10 - Or authority
                          11 They had as their kingg the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon,h and in Greek he has the name Apollyon.i

                          References for Revelation 9:11

                            • g 9:11 - Or as king over them
                            • h 9:11 - Or destruction
                            • i 9:11 - Or destroyer
                              12 The first woe has passed. There are still two more woes to come after this.