And out of the smoke locusts1 came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions2 of the earth.
They were told not to harm3 the grass of the earth or any plant or tree,4 but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.55
They were not given power to kill them, but only to torture them for five months.6 And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion7 when it strikes a man.
During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.87
The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle.9 On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces.108
Their hair was like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth.119
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.1210
They had tails and stings like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months.1311
They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss,14 whose name in Hebrew15 is Abaddon,16 and in Greek, Apollyon.a12
The first woe is past; two other woes are yet to come.1713
The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the hornsb18 of the golden altar that is before God.19