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Revelation 9 (WEBP)

[1] The fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from the sky which had fallen to the earth. The key to the pit of the abyss was given to him.
[2] He opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a° burning furnace. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit.
[3] Then out of the smoke came locusts on the earth, and power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
[4] They were told that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only those people who don’t have God’s seal on their foreheads.
[5] They were given power, not to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a person.
[6] In those days people will seek death, and will in no way find it. They will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
[7] The shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for war. On their heads were something like golden crowns, and their faces were like people’s faces.
[8] They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like those of lions.
[9] They had breastplates like breastplates of iron. The sound of their wings was like the sound of many chariots and horses rushing to war.
[10] They have tails like those of scorpions, with stingers. In their tails they have power to harm men for five months.
[11] They have over them as king the angel of the abyss. His name in Hebrew is “Abaddon”,° but in Greek, he has the name “Apollyon”.°
[12] The first woe is past. Behold, there are still two woes coming after this.
[13] The sixth angel sounded. I heard a voice from the horns of the golden altar which is before God,
[14] saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Free the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates!”
[15] The four angels were freed who had been prepared for that hour and day and month and year, so that they might kill one third of mankind.
[16] The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million.° I heard the number of them.
[17] Thus I saw the horses in the vision and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the horses’ heads resembled lions’ heads. Out of their mouths proceed fire, smoke, and sulfur.
[18] By these three plagues, one third of mankind was killed: by the fire, the smoke, and the sulfur, which proceeded out of their mouths.
[19] 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 harm.
[20] The rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, didn’t repent of the works of their hands, that they wouldn’t worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood, which can’t see, hear, or walk.
[21] They didn’t repent of their murders, their sorceries,§ their sexual immorality, or their thefts.

Revelation 9:2 TR adds “great”
Revelation 9:11a “Abaddon” is a Hebrew word that means “ruin”, “destruction”, or “the place of destruction”
Revelation 9:11b “Apollyon” means “Destroyer”.
Revelation 9:16 literally, “ten thousands of ten thousands”
Revelation 9:21 The word for “sorceries” (pharmakeia) also implies the use of potions, poisons, and drugs

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Revelation 9 (KJVS)

[1] And G2532 the fifth G3991 angel G32 sounded G4537 (AorActInd), and G2532 I saw G1492 (Aor2ActInd) a star G792 fall G4098 (PerfActPtc) from G1537 heaven G3772 unto G1519 the earth G1093: and G2532 to him G846 was given G1325 (AorPasInd) the key G2807 of the bottomless G12 pit G5421.
[2] And G2532 he opened G455 (AorActInd) the bottomless G12 pit G5421; and G2532 there arose G305 (Aor2ActInd) a smoke G2586 out of G1537 the pit G5421, as G5613 the smoke G2586 of a great G3173 furnace G2575; and G2532 the sun G2246 and G2532 the air G109 were darkened G4654 (AorPasInd) by reason of G1537 the smoke G2586 of the pit G5421.
[3] And G2532 there came G1831 (Aor2ActInd) out of G1537 the smoke G2586 locusts G200 upon G1519 the earth G1093: and G2532 unto them G846 was given G1325 (AorPasInd) power G1849, as G5613 the scorpions G4651 of the earth G1093 have G2192 (PresActInd) power G1849.
[4] And G2532 it was commanded G4483 (AorPasInd) them G846 that G3363 they should G91 not G3363 hurt G91 (AorActSubj) the grass G5528 of the earth G1093, neither G3761 any G3956 green thing G5515, neither G3761 any G3956 tree G1186; but G1508 only G3441 those men G444 which G3748 have G2192 (PresActInd) not G3756 the seal G4973 of God G2316 in G1909 their G846 foreheads G3359.
[5] And G2532 to them G846 it was given G1325 (AorPasInd) that G3363 they should G615 not G3363 kill G615 (PresActSubj) them G846, but G235 that G2443 they should be tormented G928 (AorPasSubj) five G4002 months G3376: and G2532 their G846 torment G929 [was] as G5613 the torment G929 of a scorpion G4651, when G3752 he striketh G3817 (AorActSubj) a man G444.
[6] And G2532 in G1722 those G1565 days G2250 shall men G444 seek G2212 (FutActInd) death G2288, and G2532 shall G2147 not G3756 find G2147 (FutActInd) it G846; and G2532 shall desire G1937 (FutActInd) to die G599 (Aor2ActInf), and G2532 death G2288 shall flee G5343 (FutMidDepInd) from G575 them G846.
[7] And G2532 the shapes G3667 of the locusts G200 [were] like G3664 unto horses G2462 prepared G2090 (PerfPasPtc) unto G1519 battle G4171; and G2532 on G1909 their G846 heads G2776 [were] as it were G5613 crowns G4735 like G3664 gold G5557, and G2532 their G846 faces G4383 [were] as G5613 the faces G4383 of men G444.
[8] And G2532 they had G2192 (ImpfActInd) hair G2359 as G5613 the hair G2359 of women G1135, and G2532 their G846 teeth G3599 were G2258 (ImpfInd) as G5613 [the teeth] of lions G3023.
[9] And G2532 they had G2192 (ImpfActInd) breastplates G2382, as it were G5613 breastplates G2382 of iron G4603; and G2532 the sound G5456 of their G846 wings G4420 [was] as G5613 the sound G5456 of chariots G716 of many G4183 horses G2462 running G5143 (PresActPtc) to G1519 battle G4171.
[10] And G2532 they had G2192 (PresActInd) tails G3769 like G3664 unto scorpions G4651, and G2532 there were G2258 (ImpfInd) stings G2759 in G1722 their G846 tails G3769: and G2532 their G846 power G1849 [was] to hurt G91 (AorActInf) men G444 five G4002 months G3376.
[11] And G2532 they had G2192 (PresActInd) a king G935 over G1909 them G848, [which is] the angel G32 of the bottomless pit G12, whose G846 name G3686 in the Hebrew tongue G1447 [is] Abaddon G3, but G2532 in G1722 the Greek tongue G1673 hath G2192 (PresActInd) [his] name G3686 Apollyon G623.
[12] One G3391 woe G3759 is past G565 (Aor2ActInd); [and], behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), there come G2064 (PresMidPasDepInd) two G1417 woes G3759 more G2089 hereafter G3326 G5023.
[13] And G2532 the sixth G1623 angel G32 sounded G4537 (AorActInd), and G2532 I heard G191 (AorActInd) a G3391 voice G5456 from G1537 the four G5064 horns G2768 of the golden G5552 altar G2379 which G3588 is before G1799 God G2316,
[14] Saying G3004 (PresActPtc) to the sixth G1623 angel G32 which G3739 had G2192 (ImpfActInd) the trumpet G4536, Loose G3089 (AorActImpr) the four G5064 angels G32 which G3588 are bound G1210 (PerfPasPtc) in G1909 the great G3173 river G4215 Euphrates G2166.
[15] And G2532 the four G5064 angels G32 were loosed G3089 (AorPasInd), which G3588 were prepared G2090 (PerfPasPtc) for G1519 an hour G5610, and G2532 a day G2250, and G2532 a month G3376, and G2532 a year G1763, for to G2443 slay G615 (PresActSubj) the third part G5154 of men G444.
[16] And G2532 the number G706 of the army G4753 of the horsemen G2461 [were] two hundred G1417 thousand G3461 thousand G3461: and G2532 I heard G191 (AorActInd) the number G706 of them G846.
[17] And G2532 thus G3779 I saw G1492 (Aor2ActInd) the horses G2462 in G1722 the vision G3706, and G2532 them that sat G2521 (PresMidPasDepPtc) on G1909 them G846, having G2192 (PresActPtc) breastplates G2382 of fire G4447, and G2532 of jacinth G5191, and G2532 brimstone G2306: and G2532 the heads G2776 of the horses G2462 [were] as G5613 the heads G2776 of lions G3023; and G2532 out of G1537 their G846 mouths G4750 issued G1607 (PresMidPasDepInd) fire G4442 and G2532 smoke G2586 and G2532 brimstone G2303.
[18] By G5259 these G5130 three G5140 was G615 the third part G5154 of men G444 killed G615 (AorPasInd), by G1537 the fire G4442, and G2532 by G1537 the smoke G2586, and G2532 by G1537 the brimstone G2303, which G3588 issued G1607 (PresMidPasDepPtc) out of G1537 their G846 mouths G4750.
[19] For G1063 their G846 power G1849 is G1526 (PresInd) G2076 (PresInd) in G1722 their G846 mouth G4750, and G2532 in G1722 their G846 tails G3769: for G1063 their G846 tails G3769 [were] like G3664 unto serpents G3789, and had G2192 (PresActPtc) heads G2776, and G2532 with G1722 them G846 they do hurt G91 (PresActInd).
[20] And G2532 the rest G3062 of the men G444 which G3739 were G615 not G3756 killed G615 (AorPasInd) by G1722 these G5025 plagues G4127 yet G3777 repented G3340 (AorActInd) not G3777 of G1537 the works G2041 of their G846 hands G5495, that G3363 they should G4352 not G3363 worship G4352 (AorActSubj) devils G1140, and G2532 idols G1497 of gold G5552, and G2532 silver G693, and G2532 brass G5470, and G2532 stone G3035, and G2532 of wood G3585: which G3739 neither G3777 can G1410 (PresMidPasDepInd) see G991 (PresActInf), nor G3777 hear G191 (PresActInf), nor G3777 walk G4043 (PresActInf):
[21] Neither G2532 G3756 repented they G3340 (AorActInd) of G1537 their G846 murders G5408, nor G3777 of G1537 their G846 sorceries G5331, nor G3777 of G1537 their G846 fornication G4202, nor G3777 of G1537 their G846 thefts G2809.

Young’s Literal Translation

Revelation 9 (YLT)

[1] And the fifth messenger did sound, and I saw a star out of the heaven having fallen to the earth, and there was given to it the key of the pit of the abyss,
[2] and he did open the pit of the abyss, and there came up a smoke out of the pit as smoke of a great furnace, and darkened was the sun and the air, from the smoke of the pit.
[3] And out of the smoke came forth locusts to the earth, and there was given to them authority, as scorpions of the earth have authority,
[4] and it was said to them that they may not injure the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but-the men only who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads,
[5] and it was given to them that they may not kill them, but that they may be tormented five months, and their torment is as the torment of a scorpion, when it may strike a man;
[6] and in those days shall men seek the death, and they shall not find it, and they shall desire to die, and the death shall flee from them.
[7] And the likenesses of the locusts are like to horses made ready to battle, and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men,
[8] and they had hair as hair of women, and their teeth were as those of lions,
[9] and they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings is as the noise of chariots of many horses running to battle;
[10] and they have tails like to scorpions, and stings were in their tails; and their authority is to injure men five months;
[11] and they have over them a king-the messenger of the abyss-a name is to him in Hebrew, Abaddon, and in the Greek he hath a name, Apollyon.
[12] The first woe did go forth, lo, there come yet two woes after these things.
[13] And the sixth messenger did sound, and I heard a voice out of the four horns of the altar of gold that is before God,
[14] saying to the sixth messenger who had the trumpet, ‘Loose the four messengers who are bound at the great river Euphrates;’
[15] and loosed were the four messengers, who have been made ready for the hour, and day, and month, and year, that they may kill the third of men;
[16] and the number of the forces of the horsemen is two myriads of myriads, and I heard the number of them.
[17] And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those sitting upon them, having breastplates of fire, and jacinth, and brimstone; and the heads of the horses are as heads of lions, and out of their mouths proceedeth fire, and smoke, and brimstone;
[18] by these three were the third of men killed, from the fire, and from the smoke, and from the brimstone, that is proceeding out of their mouth,
[19] for their authorities are in their mouth, and in their tails, for their tails are like serpents, having heads, and with them they do injure;
[20] and the rest of men, who were not killed in these plagues, neither did reform from the works of their hands, that they may not bow before the demons, and idols, those of gold, and those of silver, and those of brass, and those of stone, and those of wood, that are neither able to see, nor to hear, nor to walk,
[21] yea they did not reform from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their whoredoms, nor from their thefts.