Revelation 9:1-12 GNT

1 Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet. I saw a star which had fallen down to the earth, and it was given the key to the abyss. a

References for Revelation 9:1

    • d 9:1 - abyss: [The place in the depths of the earth where the demons were imprisoned until their final punishment.]
      2 The star opened the abyss, and smoke poured out of it, like the smoke from a large furnace; the sunlight and the air were darkened by the smoke from the abyss. 1

      References for Revelation 9:2

        • 60 9:2 - 9.2 Gn 19.28+2 2 Esd 7.36.
          3 Locusts came down out of the smoke upon the earth, and they were given the same kind of power that scorpions have. 2

          References for Revelation 9:3

            • 61 9:3 - 9.3 Ex 10.12-15+2 Ws 16.9.
              4 They were told not to harm the grass or the trees or any other plant; they could harm only the people who did not have the mark of God's seal on their foreheads. 3

              References for Revelation 9:4

                • 62 9:4 - 9.4 Ez 9.4.
                  5 The locusts were not allowed to kill these people, but only to torture them for five months. The pain caused by the torture is like the pain caused by a scorpion's sting.
                  6 During those five months they will seek death, but will not find it; they will want to die, but death will flee from them. 4

                  References for Revelation 9:6

                    • 63 9:6 - 9.6 Job 3.21; Jr 8.3.
                      7 The locusts looked like horses ready for battle; on their heads they had what seemed to be crowns of gold, and their faces were like human faces. 5

                      References for Revelation 9:7

                        • 64 9:7 - 9.7 Jl 2.4.
                          8 Their hair was like women's hair, their teeth were like lions' teeth. 6

                          References for Revelation 9:8

                            • 65 9:8 - 9.8 Jl 1.6.
                              9 Their chests were covered with what looked like iron breastplates, and the sound made by their wings was like the noise of many horse-drawn chariots rushing into battle. 7

                              References for Revelation 9:9

                                • 66 9:9 - 9.9 Jl 2.5.
                                  10 They have tails and stings like those of a scorpion, and it is with their tails that they have the power to hurt people for five months.
                                  11 They have a king ruling over them, who is the angel in charge of the abyss. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon; in Greek the name is Apollyon (meaning "The Destroyer").
                                  12 The first horror is over; after this there are still two more horrors to come.