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Revelation 9 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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The Fifth Trumpet Brings the First Terror
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:1 - 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.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:2 - When he opened it, smoke poured out as though from a huge furnace, and the sunlight and air turned dark from the smoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:3 - Then locusts came from the smoke and descended on the earth, and they were given power to sting like scorpions.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:4 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:5 - They were told not to kill them but to torture them for five months with pain like the pain of a scorpion sting.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:6 - In those days people will seek death but will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them!
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:7 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:8 - They had hair like women’s hair and teeth like the teeth of a lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:9 - They wore armor made of iron, and their wings roared like an army of chariots rushing into battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:10 - They had tails that stung like scorpions, and for five months they had the power to torment people.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:11 - Their king is the angel from the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon—the Destroyer.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:12 - The first terror is past, but look, two more terrors are coming!
The Sixth Trumpet Brings the Second Terror
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:13 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:14 - And the voice said to the sixth angel who held the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great Euphrates River.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:15 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:16 - I heard the size of their army, which was 200 million mounted troops.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:17 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:18 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:19 - Their power was in their mouths and in their tails. For their tails had heads like snakes, with the power to injure people.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:20 - 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!
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:21 - And they did not repent of their murders or their witchcraft or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
NLT Footnotes
Or the abyss, or the underworld; also in 9:11.

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