Revelation 9:1-12 LEB

Tormenting Locusts from the Abyss

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

References for Revelation 9:1

      2 And he opened the shaft of the abyss, and smoke went up from the shaft like smoke from a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the shaft.
      3 And out of the smoke locusts came to the earth, and power was given to them like the scorpions of the earth have power.
      4 And it was told to them that they should not damage the grass of the earth or any green [plant] or any tree, except those people who do not have the seal of God on theira foreheads.

      References for Revelation 9:4

        •  9:4 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
          5 And it was granted to them that they should not kill them, but that they would be tormented five months, and their torment [is] like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a person.
          6 And in those days people will seek death and will never find it, and they will long to die, and death will flee from them.
          7 And the appearance of the locusts [was] like horses prepared for battle, and on their heads [were something] like crowns similar in appearance to gold, and their faces [were] like men's faces,
          8 and they had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like [the teeth] of lions,
          9 and they had breastplates like iron breastplates, and the sound of their wings [was] like the sound of many {horse-drawn chariots}b running into battle.

          References for Revelation 9:9

            • € 9:9 - Literally "chariots of horses"
              10 And they have tails similar in appearance to scorpions, and stings, and their power to injure people [for] five months [is] in their tails.
              11 They have [as] king over them the angel of the abyss, {whose name}c in Hebrew [is] Abaddon, and in Greek he has the name Apollyon.

              References for Revelation 9:11

                •  9:11 - Literally "the name to him"
                  12 The first woe has passed. Behold, two woes are still coming after these [things].