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Revelation 9

GNT 1 Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet. I saw a star which had fallen down to the earth, and it was given the key to the abyss. NIV 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. GNT 2 The star opened the abyss, and smoke poured out of it, like the smoke from a large furnace; the sunlight and the air were darkened by the smoke from the abyss. NIV 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. GNT 3 Locusts came down out of the smoke upon the earth, and they were given the same kind of power that scorpions have. NIV 3 And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. GNT 4 They were told not to harm the grass or the trees or any other plant; they could harm only the people who did not have the mark of God's seal on their foreheads. NIV 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. GNT 5 The locusts were not allowed to kill these people, but only to torture them for five months. The pain caused by the torture is like the pain caused by a scorpion's sting. NIV 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. GNT 6 During those five months they will seek death, but will not find it; they will want to die, but death will flee from them. NIV 6 During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. GNT 7 The locusts looked like horses ready for battle; on their heads they had what seemed to be crowns of gold, and their faces were like human faces. NIV 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. GNT 8 Their hair was like women's hair, their teeth were like lions' teeth. NIV 8 Their hair was like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth. GNT 9 Their chests were covered with what looked like iron breastplates, and the sound made by their wings was like the noise of many horse-drawn chariots rushing into battle. NIV 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. GNT 10 They have tails and stings like those of a scorpion, and it is with their tails that they have the power to hurt people for five months. NIV 10 They had tails and stings like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months. GNT 11 They have a king ruling over them, who is the angel in charge of the abyss. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon; in Greek the name is Apollyon (meaning "The Destroyer"). NIV 11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon. GNT 12 The first horror is over; after this there are still two more horrors to come. NIV 12 The first woe is past; two other woes are yet to come. GNT 13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet. I heard a voice coming from the four corners of the gold altar standing before God. NIV 13 The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God. GNT 14 The voice said to the sixth angel, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great Euphrates River!" NIV 14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." GNT 15 The four angels were released; for this very hour of this very day of this very month and year they had been kept ready to kill a third of all the human race. NIV 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. GNT 16 I was told the number of the mounted troops: it was two hundred million. NIV 16 The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number. GNT 17 And in my vision I saw the horses and their riders: they had breastplates red as fire, blue as sapphire, and yellow as sulfur. The horses' heads were like lions' heads, and from their mouths came out fire, smoke, and sulfur. NIV 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. GNT 18 A third of the human race was killed by those three plagues: the fire, the smoke, and the sulfur coming out of the horses' mouths. NIV 18 A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. GNT 19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and also in their tails. Their tails are like snakes with heads, and they use them to hurt people. NIV 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. GNT 20 The rest of the human race, all those who had not been killed by these plagues, did not turn away from what they themselves had made. They did not stop worshiping demons, nor the idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which cannot see, hear, or walk. NIV 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. GNT 21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic, their sexual immorality, or their stealing. NIV 21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.