Parallel Bible results for Revelation 8; Revelation 9

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Revelation 8

MSG 1 When the Lamb ripped off the seventh seal, Heaven fell quiet - complete silence for about half an hour. NLT 1 When the Lamb broke the seventh seal on the scroll, there was silence throughout heaven for about half an hour. MSG 2 I saw the Seven Angels who are always in readiness before God handed seven trumpets. NLT 2 I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and they were given seven trumpets. MSG 3 Then another Angel, carrying a gold censer, came and stood at the Altar. He was given a great quantity of incense so that he could offer up the prayers of all the holy people of God on the Golden Altar before the Throne. NLT 3 Then another angel with a gold incense burner came and stood at the altar. And a great amount of incense was given to him to mix with the prayers of God’s people as an offering on the gold altar before the throne. MSG 4 Smoke billowed up from the incense-laced prayers of the holy ones, rose before God from the hand of the Angel. NLT 4 The smoke of the incense, mixed with the prayers of God’s holy people, ascended up to God from the altar where the angel had poured them out. MSG 5 Then the Angel filled the censer with fire from the Altar and heaved it to earth. It set off thunders, voices, lightnings, and an earthquake. NLT 5 Then the angel filled the incense burner with fire from the altar and threw it down upon the earth; and thunder crashed, lightning flashed, and there was a terrible earthquake. MSG 6 The Seven Angels with the trumpets got ready to blow them. NLT 6 Then the seven angels with the seven trumpets prepared to blow their mighty blasts. MSG 7 At the first trumpet blast, hail and fire mixed with blood were dumped on earth. A third of the earth was scorched, a third of the trees, and every blade of green grass - burned to a crisp. NLT 7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and hail and fire mixed with blood were thrown down on the earth. One-third of the earth was set on fire, one-third of the trees were burned, and all the green grass was burned. MSG 8 The second Angel trumpeted. Something like a huge mountain blazing with fire was flung into the sea. A third of the sea turned to blood, NLT 8 Then the second angel blew his trumpet, and a great mountain of fire was thrown into the sea. One-third of the water in the sea became blood, MSG 9 a third of the living sea creatures died, and a third of the ships sank. NLT 9 one-third of all things living in the sea died, and one-third of all the ships on the sea were destroyed. MSG 10 The third Angel trumpeted. A huge Star, blazing like a torch, fell from Heaven, wiping out a third of the rivers and a third of the springs. NLT 10 Then the third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from the sky, burning like a torch. It fell on one-third of the rivers and on the springs of water. MSG 11 The Star's name was Wormwood. A third of the water turned bitter, and many people died from the poisoned water. NLT 11 The name of the star was Bitterness. It made one-third of the water bitter, and many people died from drinking the bitter water. MSG 12 The fourth Angel trumpeted. A third of the sun, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars were hit, blacked out by a third, both day and night in one-third blackout. NLT 12 Then the fourth angel blew his trumpet, and one-third of the sun was struck, and one-third of the moon, and one-third of the stars, and they became dark. And one-third of the day was dark, and also one-third of the night. MSG 13 I looked hard; I heard a lone eagle, flying through Middle-Heaven, crying out ominously, "Doom! Doom! Doom to everyone left on earth! There are three more Angels about to blow their trumpets. Doom is on its way!" NLT 13 Then I looked, and I heard a single eagle crying loudly as it flew through the air, “Terror, terror, terror to all who belong to this world because of what will happen when the last three angels blow their trumpets.”

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Revelation 9

MSG 1 The fifth Angel trumpeted. I saw a Star plummet from Heaven to earth. The Star was handed a key to the Well of the Abyss. NLT 1 Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen to earth from the sky, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit. MSG 2 He unlocked the Well of the Abyss - smoke poured out of the Well, billows and billows of smoke, sun and air in blackout from smoke pouring out of the Well. NLT 2 When he opened it, smoke poured out as though from a huge furnace, and the sunlight and air turned dark from the smoke. MSG 3 Then out of the smoke crawled locusts with the venom of scorpions. NLT 3 Then locusts came from the smoke and descended on the earth, and they were given power to sting like scorpions. MSG 4 They were given their orders: "Don't hurt the grass, don't hurt anything green, don't hurt a single tree - only men and women, and then only those who lack the seal of God on their foreheads." NLT 4 They were told not to harm the grass or plants or trees, but only the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. MSG 5 They were ordered to torture but not kill, torture them for five months, the pain like a scorpion sting. NLT 5 They were told not to kill them but to torture them for five months with pain like the pain of a scorpion sting. MSG 6 When this happens, people are going to prefer death to torture, look for ways to kill themselves. But they won't find a way - death will have gone into hiding. NLT 6 In those days people will seek death but will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them! MSG 7 The locusts looked like horses ready for war. They had gold crowns, human faces, NLT 7 The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. They had what looked like gold crowns on their heads, and their faces looked like human faces. MSG 8 women's hair, the teeth of lions, NLT 8 They had hair like women’s hair and teeth like the teeth of a lion. MSG 9 and iron breastplates. The sound of their wings was the sound of horse-drawn chariots charging into battle. NLT 9 They wore armor made of iron, and their wings roared like an army of chariots rushing into battle. MSG 10 Their tails were equipped with stings, like scorpion tails. With those tails they were ordered to torture the human race for five months. NLT 10 They had tails that stung like scorpions, and for five months they had the power to torment people. MSG 11 They had a king over them, the Angel of the Abyss. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, in Greek, Apollyon - "Destroyer." NLT 11 Their king is the angel from the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is and in Greek, —the Destroyer. MSG 12 The first doom is past. Two dooms yet to come. NLT 12 The first terror is past, but look, two more terrors are coming! MSG 13 The sixth Angel trumpeted. I heard a voice speaking to the sixth Angel from the horns of the Golden Altar before God: NLT 13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice speaking from the four horns of the gold altar that stands in the presence of God. MSG 14 "Let the Four Angels loose, the Angels confined at the great River Euphrates." NLT 14 And the voice said to the sixth angel who held the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great Euphrates River.” MSG 15 The Four Angels were untied and let loose, Four Angels all prepared for the exact year, month, day, and even hour when they were to kill a third of the human race. NLT 15 Then the four angels who had been prepared for this hour and day and month and year were turned loose to kill one-third of all the people on earth. MSG 16 The number of the army of horsemen was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard the count NLT 16 I heard the size of their army, which was 200 million mounted troops. MSG 17 and saw both horses and riders in my vision: fiery breastplates on the riders, lion heads on the horses breathing out fire and smoke and brimstone. NLT 17 And in my vision, I saw the horses and the riders sitting on them. The riders wore armor that was fiery red and dark blue and yellow. The horses had heads like lions, and fire and smoke and burning sulfur billowed from their mouths. MSG 18 With these three weapons - fire and smoke and brimstone - they killed a third of the human race. NLT 18 One-third of all the people on earth were killed by these three plagues—by the fire and smoke and burning sulfur that came from the mouths of the horses. MSG 19 The horses killed with their mouths and tails; their serpentlike tails also had heads that wreaked havoc. NLT 19 Their power was in their mouths and in their tails. For their tails had heads like snakes, with the power to injure people. MSG 20 The remaining men and women who weren't killed by these weapons went on their merry way - didn't change their way of life, didn't quit worshiping demons, didn't quit centering their lives around lumps of gold and silver and brass, hunks of stone and wood that couldn't see or hear or move. NLT 20 But the people who did not die in these plagues still refused to repent of their evil deeds and turn to God. They continued to worship demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood—idols that can neither see nor hear nor walk! MSG 21 There wasn't a sign of a change of heart. They plunged right on in their murderous, occult, promiscuous, and thieving ways. NLT 21 And they did not repent of their murders or their witchcraft or their sexual immorality or their thefts.