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Revelation 9



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1At the sounding of the fifth angel, a star falls from heaven, to whom is given the key to the bottomless pit.
2He opens the pit, and there come forth locusts like scorpions.
12The first woe past.
13The sixth trumpet sounds.
14Four angels are let loose, that were bound.

Verse 1
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
the fifth
12,13; 8:6-8,10,12; 11:14,15
a star
1:20; 8:10; Isaiah 14:12; Luke 10:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8; 2 Timothy 3:1-5
to him
1:18; 20:1
the bottomless
2,11; 17:8; 20:10; Luke 8:31; Romans 10:7; *Gr:

Verse 2
And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose 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.
17; 14:11; Genesis 15:17; 19:28; Isaiah 14:31; Joel 2:30; Acts 2:19
and the sun
8:12; Exodus 10:21-23; Joel 2:2,10

Verse 3
And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
Exodus 10:4-15; Judges 7:12; Isaiah 33:4; Joel 1:4; 2:25; Nahum 3:15,17
5,10,11; Deuteronomy 8:15; 1 Kings 12:11; Ezekiel 2:6; Luke 10:19

Verse 4
And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
that they
6:6; 7:3; Job 1:10,12; Psalms 76:10; Matthew 24:24; 2 Timothy 3:8,9
7:3,4; 14:1; Exodus 12:23; Job 2:6; Ezekiel 9:4,6; Ephesians 4:30

Verse 5
And to them it was given 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 he striketh a man.
it was
13:5,7; Daniel 5:18-22; 7:6; John 19:11
they should not
11:7; Job 2:6
they should be
and their

Verse 6
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
shall men
6:16; 2 Samuel 1:9; Job 3:20-22; 7:15,16; Isaiah 2:19; Jeremiah 8:3; Hosea 10:8; John 4:8,9; Luke 23:30

Verse 7
And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
the shapes
Joel 2:4,5; Nahum 3:17
their faces
Daniel 7:4,8

Verse 8
And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
2 Kings 9:30; Isaiah 3:24; 1 Corinthians 11:14,15; 1 Timothy 2:9; 1 Peter 3:3
and their
Psalms 57:4; Joel 1:6

Verse 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 to battle.
they had
9:17; Job 40:18; 41:23-30; Joel 2:8
and the
Job 39:25; Isaiah 9:5; Joel 2:5-7; Nahum 2:4,5

Verse 10
And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

Verse 11
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
they had
12:9; John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 2:2; 1 John 4:4; 5:19
the angel
that is, a destroyer.
John 8:44

Verse 12
One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13-21; 8:13; 11:14

Verse 13
And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
the sixth
a voice
8:3-5; Hebrews 9:24; 10:21

Verse 14
Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
to the
15; 16:12
the great
Genesis 2:14; 2 Samuel 8:3; Jeremiah 51:63

Verse 15
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
or, at. an hour.
for to
18; 8:7,9,11,12

Verse 16
And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
the number
Psalms 68:17; Daniel 7:10
Ezekiel 23:6; 38:4; Daniel 11:40
I heard

Verse 17
And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
18; 14:10; 19:20; 21:8; Genesis 19:24; Psalms 11:6; Isaiah 30:33; Ezekiel 33:22
as the
1 Chronicles 12:8; Isaiah 5:28,29

Verse 18
By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
the third

Verse 19
For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
in their tails
10; Isaiah 9:15; Ephesians 4:14

Verse 20
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
And the
21; 2:21,22; 16:8; Deuteronomy 31:29; 2 Chronicles 28:22; Jeremiah 5:3; 8:4-6; Matthew 21:32; 2 Corinthians 12:21
Leviticus 17:7; Deuteronomy 32:17; 2 Kings 22:17; 2 Chronicles 34:25; Psalms 106:37; Isaiah 2:8; Jeremiah 25:6; 44:8; Acts 7:41; 19:26; 1 Corinthians 10:20,21; 1 Timothy 4:1
and idols
Psalms 115:4-8; 135:15-18; Isaiah 40:19,20; 41:7; 42:17,18; 44:9-20; 46:5-7; Jeremiah 10:3-5,8,9,14,15; 15:19,20; 51:17; Daniel 5:23; Habakkuk 2:18-20; Acts 17:29; Romans 1:21-23

Verse 21
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
their murders
11:7-9; 13:7,15; 16:6; 18:24; Daniel 7:21-25; 11:33
their sorceries
13:13; 18:23; 21:8; 22:15; Isaiah 47:9,12; 57:3; Malachi 3:5
nor of their fornication
14:8; 17:2,5; 18:3; 19:2; Matthew 15:19; 2 Corinthians 12:21


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 9:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge".

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