1 And the fifth angel trumped, and I saw a star from :heaven fallen unto the earth: and the key of the pit of the abyss was given him. 2 And he opened the pit of the abyss; and smoke went up out of the pit, as smoke of a great furnace; and the sun was darkened and the air by the smoke of the pit. 3 And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 And it was said to them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither aught green, neither any tree, but only such :men as have not the seal of :God on their foreheads. 5 And it was given them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their :torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when it striketh a man. 6 And in those :days :men shall seek :death, and shall in nowise find it; and they shall desire to die, and :death fleeth from them. 7 And the likenesses of the locusts were like horses prepared for war; and upon their :heads as if crowns like gold, and their :faces were as men’s faces. 8 And they had hair as hair of women, and their :teeth were as of lions. 9 And they had breastplates, as if breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as a sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to war. 10 And they have tails like scorpions, and stings; and in their :tails is their :power to hurt :men five months. 11 They have over them as king the angel of the abyss: his name in Hebrew is Abaddōn, and in the Greek he hath the name Destroyer. 12 The one :Woe is gone: lo, yet two Woes come hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel trumped, and I heard one voice from the horns of the golden :altar :before :God, 14 one saying to the sixth angel that had the trumpet, Loose the four angels :bound at the great :river Euphrates. 15 And the four angels were loosed, those prepared for the hour and day and month and year, that they should kill the third of :men. 16 And the number of the armies of the horsemen was twice ten thousands of ten thousands: I heard their :number. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates as of fire and hyacinth 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 :plagues was the third of :men killed, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which proceeded out of their :mouths. 19 For the power of the horses is in their :mouth, and in their :tails: for their :tails are like serpents, and have heads; and with them they hurt. 20 And the rest of :men who were not killed with these :plagues repented not of the works of their :hands, that they should not worship the demons, and the idols :of gold, and :of silver, and :of brass, and :of stone, and of :wood; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk: 21 and they repented not of their :murders, nor of their :sorceries, nor of their :fornication, nor of their :thefts.