CHAPTER NINE - COMPLETION OF 70TH WEEK
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw (1) a star from heaven (2) which had fallen to the earth; and (3) the key of the bottomless pit was given to him.
And (1) he opened the bottomless pit; and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and (2) the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.
And (1) out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and (2) power was given to them, (3) as the scorpions of the earth have power.
(1) And they were told (2) that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but (3) only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
And (1) they were not permitted to kill anyone, but (2) to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. And in those days (3) men will seek death and will not find it, and they will long to die and death flees from them.
And (1) the appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and (2) on their heads, as it were, crowns like gold, and (3) their faces were like the faces of men.
And (1) they had hair like the hair of women, and (2) their teeth were like the teethof lions.
And (1) they had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and (2) the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle.
And (1) they have tails like scorpions, and stings; and (2) in their tails is their power to hurt men for five months.
(1) They have as king over them, (2) the angel of the abyss; (3) his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and (4) in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.
(1) The first woe is past; behold, two woes are still coming (2) after these things.
And the sixth angel sounded, and (1) I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, (2) "release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates."
And the four angels, (1) who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, (2) so that they might kill a third of mankind.
And (1) the number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; (2) I heard the number of them.
And this is how I saw in the vision (1) the horses and those who sat on them: (2) the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone; and (3) the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and (4) out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone. A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by (5) the fire and the smoke and the brimstone, which proceeded out of their mouths. For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents and have heads; and with them they do harm.
(1) The rest of mankind, (2) who were not killed by these plagues, (3) did not repent of the works of their hands, (4) so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, (5) which can neither see nor hear nor walk; and (6) they did not repent of their murders not of their sorceries not of their immorality nor of their thefts.
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