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Revelation 9 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When the fifth angel blew his trumpet, I saw a star that had fallen to earth from the sky. The star was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit. 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 It opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and smoke came out of the shaft like the smoke from a large furnace. The smoke darkened the sun and the air. 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 Locusts came out of the smoke onto the earth, and they were given power like the power of earthly scorpions. 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 told not to harm any grass, green plant, or tree on the earth. They could harm only the people who do 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 They were not allowed to kill them. They were only allowed to torture them for five months. Their torture was like the pain of a scorpion's 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 At that time people will look for death and never find it. They will long to die, but death will escape 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 The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. They seemed to have crowns that looked like gold on their heads. 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 teeth like lions' teeth. 8 Their hair was like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth.
9 They had breastplates like iron. The noise from their wings was like the roar of chariots with many horses 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 and stingers like scorpions. They had the power to hurt people with their tails 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 The king who ruled them was the angel from the bottomless pit. In Hebrew he is called Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon. 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 catastrophe is over. After these things there are two more catastrophes yet to come. 12 The first woe is past; two other woes are yet to come.
13 When the sixth angel blew his trumpet, I heard a voice from the four horns of the gold altar in front of 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 The voice said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are held at the great Euphrates River." 14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates."
15 The four angels who were ready for that hour, day, month, and year were released to kill one-third of humanity. 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 The soldiers on horses numbered 20,000 times 10,000. I heard how many there were. 16 The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number.
17 In the vision that I had, the horses and their riders looked like this: The riders had breastplates that were fiery red, pale blue, and yellow. The horses had heads like lions. Fire, smoke, and sulfur came out of their mouths. 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 These three plagues--the fire, smoke, and sulfur which came out of their mouths--killed one-third of humanity. 18 A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths.
19 The power of these horses is in their mouths and their tails. (Their tails have heads like snakes which they use to hurt people.) 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 people who survived these plagues still did not turn to me and change the way they were thinking and acting. If they had, they would have stopped worshiping demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which cannot see, 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 They did not turn away from committing murder, practicing witchcraft, sinning sexually, or stealing. 21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.