And the fifth angel sounded [his] trumpet: and I saw a star out of the heaven fallen to a the earth; and there was given to it the key of the pit of the abyss.
And it b opened the pit of the abyss; and there went up smoke out of the pit as [the] smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit.
And out of the smoke came forth locusts on c the earth, and power was given to them as the scorpions of the earth have power;
and it was said to them, that they should not injure the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but the men who d have not the seal of God on their foreheads:
and it was given to them 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 it strikes a man.
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall in no way find it; and shall desire to die, and death flees from them.