1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fallen out of the heaven to the earth, and there was given to him the key of the pit of the abyss. 2 And he opened the pit of the abyss; and there went up a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. 3 And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and authority was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have authority. 4 And it was said to them, that they should not injure the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only such men as have not the seal of God upon their foreheads. 5 And it was given to 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 strikes a man. 6 And in those days will men seek death, and shall in no wise find it; and they will desire to die, and death flees from them.
7 And the shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads as it were crowns like gold; and their faces were as the faces of men. 8 And they had hair as the hair of women; and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. 9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running into battle. 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 Abaddon; and, in the Greek, he has a name Apollyon. 12 The first woe departed; behold, there are coming yet two woes hereafter!
13 And the sixth angel sounded; and I heard one voice out of the horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel, who had the trumpet; "Loose the four angels that are bound in the great river Euphrates." 15 And the four angels were loosed, who had been prepared for the hour, and day, and month, and year, that they might kill the third part of men. 16 And the number of the armies of the horsemen was twice ten thousand times ten thousand: I heard the number of them. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates as of fire, and hyacinth, and brimstone. And the heads of the horses are as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire, and smoke, and brim-stone. 18 By these three plagues the third part of men was killed, by reason of the fire, and the smoke, and the brimstone, that was issuing 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, having heads, and with them they hurt.
20 And the rest of the 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 fornications, nor of their thefts.