Revelation 9-12 Darby’s Translation

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9 1  And the fifth angel sounded [his] trumpet: and I saw a star out of the heaven fallen to the earth; and there was given to it the key of the pit of the abyss. 2  And it opened the pit of the abyss; and there went up smoke out of the pit as [the] smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit. 3  And out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them as the scorpions of the earth have power; 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 the men who have not the seal of God on 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 shall men seek death, and shall in no way find it; and shall desire to die, and death flees from them. 7  And the likenesses of the locusts [were] like to horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men; 8  and they had hair as women's hair, and their teeth were as of lions, 9  and they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings [was] as the sound of chariots of many horses running to war; 10  and they have tails like scorpions, and stings; and their power [was] in their tails to hurt men five months. 11  They have a king over them, the angel of the abyss: his name in Hebrew, Abaddon, and in Greek he has [for] name Apollyon. 12  The first woe has passed. Behold, there come yet two woes after these things.

13  And the sixth angel sounded [his] trumpet: and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which [is] before God, 14  saying to the sixth angel that had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound at the great river Euphrates. 15  And the four angels were loosed, who are prepared for the hour and day and month and year, that they might slay the third part of men; 16  and the number of the hosts of horse [was] twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number. 17  And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those that sat upon them, having breastplates of fire and jacinth and brimstone; and the heads of the horses [were] as heads of lions, and out of their mouths goes out fire and smoke and brimstone. 18  By these three plagues were the third part of men killed, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which goes 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 injure. 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 demons, and the golden and silver and brazen and stone and wooden idols, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. 21  And they repented not of their murders, nor of their witchcrafts, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

The Angel and the Little Book

10 1  And I saw another strong angel coming down out of the heaven, clothed with a cloud, and the rainbow upon his head, and his countenance as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire, 2  and having in his hand a little opened book. And he set his right foot on the sea, and the left upon the earth, 3  and cried with a loud voice as a lion roars. And when he cried, the seven thunders uttered their own voices. 4  And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write: and I heard a voice out of the heaven saying, Seal the things which the seven thunders have spoken, and write them not. 5  And the angel whom I saw stand on the sea and on the earth lifted up his right hand to the heaven, 6  and swore by him that lives to the ages of ages, who created the heaven and the things that are in it, and the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be no longer delay; 7  but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound the trumpet, the mystery of God also shall be completed, as he has made known the glad tidings to his own bondmen the prophets.

8  And the voice which I heard out of the heaven [was] again speaking with me, and saying, Go, take the little book which is opened in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the earth. 9  And I went to the angel, saying to him to give me the little book. And he says to me, Take and eat it up: and it shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy mouth it shall be sweet as honey. 10  And I took the little book out of the hand of the angel, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth as honey, sweet; and when I had eaten it my belly was made bitter. 11  And it was said to me, Thou must prophesy again as to peoples and nations and tongues and many kings.

The Two Witnesses

11 1  And there was given to me a reed like a staff, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship in it. 2  And the court which [is] without the temple cast out, and measure it not; because it has been given [up] to the nations, and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty-two months.

3  And I will give [power] to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred [and] sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. 4  These are the two olive trees and the two lamps which stand before the Lord of the earth; 5  and if any one wills to injure them, fire goes out of their mouth, and devours their enemies. And if any one wills to injure them, thus must he be killed. 6  These have power to shut the heaven that no rain may fall during the days of their prophecy; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth as often as they will with every plague. 7  And when they shall have completed their testimony, the beast who comes up out of the abyss shall make war with them, and shall conquer them, and shall kill them: 8  and their body [shall be] on the street of the great city, which is called spiritually Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. 9  And [men] of the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations see their body three days and a half, and they do not suffer their bodies to be put into a sepulchre. 10  And they that dwell upon the earth rejoice over them, and are full of delight, and shall send gifts one to another, because these, the two prophets, tormented them that dwell upon the earth. 11  And after the three days and a half [the] spirit of life from God came into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon those beholding them. 12  And I heard a great voice out of the heaven saying to them, Come up here; and they went up to the heaven in the cloud, and their enemies beheld them. 13  And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth of the city fell, and seven thousand names of men were slain in the earthquake. And the remnant were filled with fear, and gave glory to the God of the heaven.

14  The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe comes quickly.

The Seventh Trumpet

15  And the seventh angel sounded [his] trumpet: and there were great voices in the heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world of our Lord and of his Christ is come, and he shall reign to the ages of ages. 16  And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 17  saying, We give thee thanks, Lord God Almighty, [He] who is, and who was, that thou hast taken thy great power and hast reigned. 18  And the nations have been full of wrath, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead to be judged, and to give the recompense to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to those who fear thy name, small and great; and to destroy those that destroy the earth. 19  And the temple of God in the heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen in his temple: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.

The Woman and the Dragon

12 1  And a great sign was seen in the heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars; 2  and being with child she cried, [being] in travail, and in pain to bring forth. 3  And another sign was seen in the heaven: and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems; 4  and his tail draws the third part of the stars of the heaven; and he cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bring forth, in order that when she brought forth he might devour her child. 5  And she brought forth a male son, who shall shepherd all the nations with an iron rod; and her child was caught up to God and to his throne. 6  And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has there a place prepared of God, that they should nourish her there a thousand two hundred [and] sixty days. 7  And there was war in the heaven: Michael and his angels went to war with the dragon. And the dragon fought, and his angels; 8  and he prevailed not, nor was their place found any more in the heaven. 9  And the great dragon was cast out, the ancient serpent, he who is called Devil and Satan, he who deceives the whole habitable world, he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10  And I heard a great voice in the heaven saying, Now is come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ; for the accuser of our brethren has been cast out, who accused them before our God day and night: 11  and they have overcome him by reason of the blood of the Lamb, and by reason of the word of their testimony, and have not loved their life even unto death.

12  Therefore be full of delight, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great rage, knowing he has a short time. 13  And when the dragon saw that he had been cast out into the earth, he persecuted the woman which bore the male [child]. 14  And there were given to the woman the two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the desert into her place, where she is nourished there a time, and times, and half a time, from [the] face of the serpent. 15  And the serpent cast out of his mouth behind the woman water as a river, that he might make her be [as] one carried away by a river. 16  And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17  And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus.

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