Revelation 9-12 Bible in Basic English

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9 1  And at the sounding of the fifth angel I saw a star falling from heaven to the earth: and there was given to him the key of the great deep. 2  And he made the great deep open and a smoke went up from it, like the smoke of a great oven; and the sun and the air were made dark because of the smoke. 3  And from the smoke locusts came out on the earth; and power was given them, like the power of scorpions. 4  And they were ordered to do no damage to the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only to such men as have not the mark of God on their brows. 5  And orders were given them not to put them to death, but to give them great pain for five months: and their pain was as the pain from the wound of a scorpion. 6  And in those days men will be hoping for death, and it will not come to them; and they will have a great desire for death, and death will go in flight from them. 7  And the forms of the locusts were like horses made ready for war; and on their heads they had crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. 8  And they had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. 9  And they had breastplates like iron, and the sound of their wings was as the sound of carriages, like an army of horses rushing to the fight. 10  And they have pointed tails like scorpions; and in their tails is their power to give men wounds for five months. 11  They have over them as king the angel of the great deep: his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek language Apollyon. 12  The first Trouble is past: see, there are still two Troubles to come.

13  And at the sounding of the sixth angel a voice came to my ears from the horns of the gold altar which is before God, 14  Saying to the sixth angel who had the horn, Make free the four angels who are chained at the great river Euphrates. 15  And the four angels were made free, who were ready for the hour and day and month and year, that they might put to death a third part of men. 16  And the number of the armies of the horsemen was twice ten thousand times ten thousand: the number of them came to my ears. 17  And so I saw the horses in the vision, and those who were seated on them, having breastplates of fire and glass and of burning stone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire and smoke and a smell of burning. 18  By these evils a third part of men was put to death, by the fire, and the smoke, and the burning smell which came out of their mouths. 19  For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails: because their tails are like snakes, and have heads, and with them they give wounds. 20  And the rest of the people, who were not put to death by these evils, were not turned from the works of their hands, but went on giving worship to evil spirits, and images of gold and silver and brass and stone and wood which have no power of seeing or hearing or walking: 21  And they had no regret for putting men to death, or for their use of secret arts, or for the evil desires of the flesh, or for taking the property of others.

The Angel and the Little Book

10 1  And I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and an arch of coloured light was round his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire; 2  And he had in his hand a little open book: and he put his right foot on the sea, and his left on the earth; 3  And he gave a loud cry, like the angry voice of a lion: and at his cry the voices of the seven thunders were sounding. 4  And when the seven thunders had given out their voices, I was about to put their words down: and a voice from heaven came to my ears, saying, Keep secret the things which the seven thunders said, and do not put them in writing. 5  And the angel which I saw taking his position on the sea and on the earth, put up his right hand to heaven, 6  And took his oath by him who is living for ever and ever, who made the heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that there would be no more waiting: 7  But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when the sound of his horn is about to come, then will the secret of God be complete, of which he gave the good news to his servants the prophets.

8  And the voice came to me again from heaven, saying, Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel who has his place on the sea and on the earth. 9  And I went to the angel, and said to him, Give me the little book. And he said to me: Put it in your mouth; and it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey. 10  And I took the little book out of the angel's hand and did as he said; and it was sweet as honey in my mouth: and when I had taken it, my stomach was made bitter. 11  And they said to me, You are to give word again of what is coming in the future to the peoples and nations and languages and kings.

The Two Witnesses

11 1  And there was given to me a measuring rod: and one said, Go up and take the measure of the house of God, and the altar, and the worshippers in it. 2  But do not take the measure of the space outside the house; because it has been given to the nations: and the holy town will be under their feet for forty-two months.

3  And I will give orders to my two witnesses, and they will be prophets for a thousand, two hundred and sixty days, clothed with haircloth. 4  These are the two olive-trees and the two lights, which are before the Lord of the earth. 5  And if any man would do them damage, fire comes out of their mouth and puts an end to those who are working against them: and if any man has a desire to do them damage, in this way will he be put to death. 6  These have the power to keep the heaven shut, so that there may be no rain in the days when they are prophets: and they have power over the waters to make them into blood, and to send every sort of disease on the earth as their pleasure is. 7  And when they have come to the end of their witness, the beast which comes up out of the great deep will make war on them and overcome them and put them to death. 8  And their dead bodies will be in the open street of the great town, which in the spirit is named Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was put to death on the cross. 9  And the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will be looking on their dead bodies three days and a half, and will not let their dead bodies be put in the earth. 10  And those who are on the earth will have pleasure and delight over them; and they will send offerings one to another because these two prophets gave great trouble to all on the earth. 11  And after three days and a half the breath of life from God went into them, and they got up on their feet; and great fear came on those who saw them. 12  And a great voice from heaven came to their ears, saying to them, Come up here. And they went up into heaven in the cloud, and were seen by those desiring their death. 13  And in that hour there was a great earth-shock and a tenth part of the town came to destruction; and in the earth-shock seven thousand persons came to their end: and the rest were in fear, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

14  The second Trouble is past: see, the third Trouble comes quickly.

The Seventh Trumpet

15  And at the sounding of the seventh angel there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he will have rule for ever and ever. 16  And the four and twenty rulers, who are seated before God on their high seats, went down on their faces and gave worship to God, saying, 17  We give you praise, O Lord God, Ruler of all, who is and who was; because you have taken up your great power and are ruling your kingdom. 18  And the nations were angry, and your wrath has come, and the time for the dead to be judged, and the time of reward for your servants, the prophets, and for the saints, and for those in whom is the fear of your name, small and great, and the time of destruction for those who made the earth unclean. 19  And the house of God which is in heaven was open; and the ark of his agreement was seen in his house, and there were flames and voices and thunders and an earth-shock and a rain of ice.

The Woman and the Dragon

12 1  And a great sign was seen in heaven: a A woman clothed with the sun, and with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2  And she was with child; and she gave a cry, in the pains of childbirth. 3  And there was seen another sign in heaven; a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven crowns. 4  And his tail was pulling a third part of the stars of heaven down to the earth, and the dragon took his place before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when the birth had taken place he might put an end to her child. 5  And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who was to have rule over all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was taken up to God and to his high seat. 6  And the woman went in flight to the waste land, where she has a place made ready by God, so that there they may give her food a thousand, two hundred and sixty days. 7  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels going out to the fight with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels made war, 8  And they were overcome, and there was no more place for them in heaven. 9  And the great dragon was forced down, the old snake, who is named the Evil One and Satan, by whom all the earth is turned from the right way; he was forced down to the earth, and his angels were forced down with him. 10  And a great voice in heaven came to my ears, saying, Now is come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ: because he who says evil against our brothers before our God day and night is forced down. 11  And they overcame him through the blood of the Lamb and the word of their witness; and loving not their lives they freely gave themselves up to death.

12  Be glad then, O heavens, and you who are in them. But there is trouble for the earth and the sea: because the Evil One has come down to you, being very angry, having the knowledge that he has but a short time. 13  And when the dragon saw that he was forced down to the earth, he made cruel attacks on the woman who gave birth to the male child. 14  And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, so that she might go in flight into the waste land, to her place, where she is given food for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the snake. 15  And the snake sent out of his mouth after the woman a river of water, so that she might be taken away by the stream. 16  And the earth gave help to the woman, and with open mouth took up the river which the dragon sent out of his mouth. 17  And the dragon was angry with the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her seed, who keep the orders of God, and the witness of Jesus:

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