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Revelation 9 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The fifth angel sounded his shofar; and I saw a star that had fallen out of heaven onto the earth, and he was given the key to the shaft leading down to the Abyss. 1 The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss.
2 He opened the shaft of the Abyss, and there went up smoke from the shaft like the smoke of a huge furnace; the sun was darkened, and the sky too, by the smoke from the shaft. 2 When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.
3 Then out of the smoke onto the earth came locusts, and they were given power like the power scorpions have on earth. 3 And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth.
4 They were instructed not to harm the grass on the earth, any green plant or any tree, but only the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
5 The locusts were not allowed to kill them, only to inflict pain on them for five months; and the pain they caused was like the pain of a scorpion sting. 5 They were not given power to kill them, but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes a man.
6 In those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. 6 During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
7 Now these locusts looked like horses outfitted for battle. On their heads were what looked like crowns of gold, and their faces were like human faces. 7 The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces.
8 They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like those of lions. 8 Their hair was like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth.
9 Their chests were like iron breastplates, and the sound their wings made was like the roar of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. 9 They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle.
10 They had tails like those of scorpions, with stings; and in their tails was their power to hurt people for five months. 10 They had tails and stings like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months.
11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is "Abaddon" and in our language, "Destroyer." 11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.
12 The first woe has passed, but there are still two woes to come. 12 The first woe is past; two other woes are yet to come.
13 The sixth angel sounded his shofar, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the gold altar before God, 13 The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God.
14 saying to the sixth angel, the one with the shofar, "Release the four angels that are bound at the great river Euphrates!" 14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates."
15 And they were released. These four angels had been kept ready for this moment, for this day and month and year, to kill a third of mankind; 15 And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind.
16 and the number of cavalry soldiers was two hundred million! - I heard the number. 16 The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number.
17 Here is how the horses looked in the vision: the riders had breastplates that were fire-red, iris-blue and sulfur-yellow; the horses' heads were like lions' heads; and from their mouths issued fire, smoke and sulfur. 17 The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur.
18 It was these three plagues that killed a third of mankind - the fire, smoke and sulfur issuing from the horses' mouths. 18 A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths.
19 For the power of the horses was in their mouths - and also in their tails, for their tails were like snakes with heads, and with them they could cause injury. 19 The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury.
20 The rest of mankind, those who were not killed by these plagues, even then did not turn from what they had made with their own hands - they did not stop worshipping demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk. 20 The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood--idols that cannot see or hear or walk.
21 Nor did they turn from their murdering, their involvement with the occult and with drugs, their sexual immorality or their stealing. 21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.