Revelation 9 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key of 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 he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with 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 from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the 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 told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind who have not the seal of God upon 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 allowed to torture them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion, when it stings a man. 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 And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death will fly from 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 In appearance the locusts were like horses arrayed for battle; on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; 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 their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lions' teeth; 8 Their hair was like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth.
9 they had scales like iron breastplates, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with 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 have tails like scorpions, and stings, and their power of hurting men for five months lies in their tails. 10 They had tails and stings like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months.
11 They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abad'don, and in Greek he is called Apol'lyon. 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; behold, two woes are still to come. 12 The first woe is past; two other woes are yet to come.
13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden 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 who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphra'tes." 14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates."
15 So the four angels were released, who had been held ready for the hour, the day, the month, and the 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 The number of the troops of cavalry was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. 16 The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number.
17 And this was how I saw the horses in my vision: the riders wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulphur, and the heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and fire and smoke and sulphur issued from 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 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulphur issuing from their 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 is in their mouths and in their tails; their tails are like serpents, with heads, and by means of them they wound. 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, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot either 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 repent of their murders or their sorceries or their immorality or their thefts. 21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.