1Then the 1fifthangelsounded, and I saw a 2star from heaven which had fallen to the earth ; and the 3key of the a4bottomlesspit was given to him.
He opened the bbottomlesspit, and 5smokewent up out of the pit, like the smoke of a greatfurnace ; and 6the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.
3Then out of the smokecame7locustscupon the earth, and power was given them, as the 8scorpions of the earthhavepower.
They were told not to 9hurt the 10grass of the earth, noranygreenthing, noranytree, but only the menwho do not have the 11seal of God on their foreheads.
And dthey were not permitted to killeanyone, but to torment for 12fivemonths ; and their torment was like the torment of a 13scorpionwhen it fstings a man.
And in thosedays14men will seekdeath and will not find it; they will long to die, and deathflees from them.
The g15appearance of the locusts was likehorsesprepared for battle ; and on their headsappeared to be crownslikegold, and their faces were like the faces of men.
They hadhairlike the hair of women, and their 16teeth were like the teeth of lions.
They hadbreastplateslikebreastplates of iron ; and the 17sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of manyhorsesrushing to battle.
They havetailslike18scorpions, and stings ; and in their 19tails is their power to hurtmen for 20fivemonths.
They have as kingover them, the angel of the 21abyss ; his name in 22Hebrew is h23Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the nameiApollyon.
1224The firstwoe is past ; behold, twowoes are stillcomingafterthesethings.
13Then the sixthangelsounded, and I heardja voice from the kfour25horns of the 26goldenaltar which is beforeGod,
one saying to the sixthangel who had the trumpet, "Release the 27fourangels who are bound at the 28greatriverEuphrates."
And the fourangels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were 29released, so that they would kill a 30third of lmankind.
The number of the armies of the horsemen was 31twohundredmillion ; 32I heard the number of them.
And mthis is how I saw33in the vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders hadbreastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of n34brimstone ; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions ; and 35out of their mouthsproceedfire and smoke and o36brimstone.
A 37third of pmankind was killed by thesethreeplagues, by the 38fire and the smoke and the qbrimstone which proceeded out of their mouths.
For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails ; for their tails are likeserpents and haveheads, and with them they doharm.
The rest of rmankind, who were not killed by theseplagues, 39did not repent of 40the works of their hands, so as not to 41worshipdemons, and 42the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, whichcanneitherseenorhearnorwalk ;
and they 43did not repent of their murdersnor of their 44sorceriesnor of their 45immoralitynor of their thefts.