Revelation 9-12 Young’s Literal Translation

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9 1  And the fifth messenger did sound, and I saw a star out of the heaven having fallen to the earth, and there was given to it the key of the pit of the abyss, 2  and he did open the pit of the abyss, and there came up a smoke out of the pit as smoke of a great furnace, and darkened was the sun and the air, from the smoke of the pit. 3  And out of the smoke came forth locusts to the earth, and there was given to them authority, as scorpions of the earth have authority, 4  and it was said to them that they may not injure the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but—the men only who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads, 5  and it was given to them that they may not kill them, but that they may be tormented five months, and their torment 'is' as the torment of a scorpion, when it may strike a man; 6  and in those days shall men seek the death, and they shall not find it, and they shall desire to die, and the death shall flee from them. 7  And the likenesses of the locusts 'are' like to horses made ready to battle, and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men, 8  and they had hair as hair of women, and their teeth were as 'those' of lions, 9  and they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings 'is' as the noise of chariots of many horses running to battle; 10  and they have tails like to scorpions, and stings were in their tails; and their authority 'is' to injure men five months; 11  and they have over them a king—the messenger of the abyss—a name 'is' to him in Hebrew, Abaddon, and in the Greek he hath a name, Apollyon. 12  The first wo did go forth, lo, there come yet two woes after these things.

13  And the sixth messenger did sound, and I heard a voice out of the four horns of the altar of gold that is before God, 14  saying to the sixth messenger who had the trumpet, 'Loose the four messengers who are bound at the great river Euphrates;' 15  and loosed were the four messengers, who have been made ready for the hour, and day, and month, and year, that they may kill the third of men; 16  and the number of the forces of the horsemen 'is' two myriads of myriads, and I heard the number of them. 17  And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those sitting upon them, having breastplates of fire, and jacinth, and brimstone; and the heads of the horses 'are' as heads of lions, and out of their mouths proceedeth fire, and smoke, and brimstone; 18  by these three were the third of men killed, from the fire, and from the smoke, and from the brimstone, that is proceeding out of their mouth, 19  for their authorities are in their mouth, and in their tails, for their tails 'are' like serpents, having heads, and with them they do injure; 20  and the rest of men, who were not killed in these plagues, neither did reform from the works of their hands, that they may not bow before the demons, and idols, those of gold, and those of silver, and those of brass, and those of stone, and those of wood, that are neither able to see, nor to hear, nor to walk, 21  yea they did not reform from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their whoredoms, nor from their thefts.

The Angel and the Little Book

10 1  And I saw another strong messenger coming down out of the heaven, arrayed with a cloud, and a rainbow upon the head, and his face as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire, 2  and he had in his hand a little scroll opened, and he did place his right foot upon the sea, and the left upon the land, 3  and he cried with a great voice, as a lion doth roar, and when he cried, speak out did the seven thunders their voices; 4  and when the seven thunders spake their voices, I was about to write, and I heard a voice out of the heaven saying to me, 'Seal the things that the seven thunders spake,' and, 'Thou mayest not write these things.' 5  And the messenger whom I saw standing upon the sea, and upon the land, did lift up his hand to the heaven, 6  and did swear in Him who doth live to the ages of the ages, who did create the heaven and the things in it, and the land and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it—that time shall not be yet, 7  but in the days of the voice of the seventh messenger, when he may be about to sound, and the secret of God may be finished, as He did declare to His own servants, to the prophets.

8  And the voice that I heard out of the heaven is again speaking with me, and saying, 'Go, take the little scroll that is open in the hand of the messenger who hath been standing upon the sea, and upon the land:' 9  and I went away unto the messenger, saying to him, 'Give me the little scroll;' and he saith 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 scroll out of the hand of the messenger, and did eat it up, and it was in my mouth as honey—sweet, and when I did eat it—my belly was made bitter; 11  and he saith to me, 'It behoveth thee again to prophesy about peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings—many.'

The Two Witnesses

11 1  And there was given to me a reed like to a rod, and the messenger stood, saying, 'Rise, and measure the sanctuary of God, and the altar, and those worshipping in it; 2  and the court that is without the sanctuary leave out, and thou mayest not measure it, because it was given to the nations, and the holy city they shall tread down forty-two months;

3  and I will give to My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy days, a thousand, two hundred, sixty, arrayed with sackcloth; 4  these are the two olive 'trees', and the two lamp-stands that before the God of the earth do stand; 5  and if any one may will to injure them, fire doth proceed out of their mouth, and doth devour their enemies, and if any one may will to injure them, thus it behoveth him to be killed. 6  These have authority to shut the heaven, that it may not rain rain in the days of their prophecy, and authority they have over the waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the land with every plague, as often as they may will. 7  'And when they may finish their testimony, the beast that is coming up out of the abyss shall make war with them, and overcome them, and kill them, 8  and their dead bodies 'are' upon the broad-place of the great city (that is called spiritually Sodom, and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified,) 9  and they shall behold—they of the peoples, and tribes, and tongues, and nations—their dead bodies three days and a half, and their dead bodies they shall not suffer to be put into tombs, 10  and those dwelling upon the land shall rejoice over them, and shall make merry, and gifts they shall send to one another, because these—the two prophets—did torment those dwelling upon the land.' 11  And after the three days and a half, a spirit of life from God did enter into them, and they stood upon their feet, and great fear fell upon those beholding them, 12  and they heard a great voice out of the heaven saying to them, 'Come up hither;' and they went up to the heaven in the cloud, and their enemies beheld them; 13  and in that hour came a great earthquake, and the tenth of the city did fall, and killed in the earthquake were names of men—seven thousands, and the rest became affrighted, and they gave glory to the God of the heaven.

14  The second wo did go forth, lo, the third wo doth come quickly.

The Seventh Trumpet

15  And the seventh messenger did sound, and there came great voices in the heaven, saying, 'The kingdoms of the world did become 'those' of our Lord and of His Christ, and he shall reign to the ages of the ages!' 16  and the twenty and four elders, who before God are sitting upon their thrones, did fall upon their faces, and did bow before God, 17  saying, 'We give thanks to Thee, O Lord God, the Almighty, who art, and who wast, and who art coming, because Thou hast taken Thy great power and didst reign; 18  and the nations were angry, and Thine anger did come, and the time of the dead, to be judged, and to give the reward to Thy servants, to the prophets, and to the saints, and to those fearing Thy name, to the small and to the great, and to destroy those who are destroying the land.' 19  And opened was the sanctuary of God in the heaven, and there was seen the ark of His covenant in His sanctuary, and there did come 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 arrayed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars, 2  and being with child she doth cry out, travailing and pained to bring forth. 3  And there was seen another sign in the heaven, and, lo, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his head seven diadems, 4  and his tail doth draw the third of the stars of the heaven, and he did cast them to the earth; and the dragon did stand before the woman who is about to bring forth, that when she may bring forth, her child he may devour; 5  and she brought forth a male child, who is about to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, and caught away was her child unto God and His throne, 6  and the woman did flee to the wilderness, where she hath a place made ready from God, that there they may nourish her—days a thousand, two hundred, sixty. 7  And there came war in the heaven; Michael and his messengers did war against the dragon, and the dragon did war, and his messengers, 8  and they did not prevail, nor was their place found any more in the heaven; 9  and the great dragon was cast forth—the old serpent, who is called 'Devil,' and 'the Adversary,' who is leading astray the whole world—he was cast forth to the earth, and his messengers were cast forth with him. 10  And I heard a great voice saying in the heaven, 'Now did come the salvation, and the power, and the reign, of our God, and the authority of His Christ, because cast down was the accuser of our brethren, who is accusing them before our God day and night; 11  and they did overcome him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life—unto death;

12  because of this be glad, ye heavens, and those in them who do tabernacle; wo to those inhabiting the land and the sea, because the Devil did go down unto you, having great wrath, having known that he hath little time.' 13  And when the dragon saw that he was cast forth to the earth, he pursued the woman who did bring forth the male, 14  and there were given to the woman two wings of the great eagle, that she may fly to the wilderness, to her place, where she is nourished a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent; 15  and the serpent did cast forth after the woman, out of his mouth, water as a river, that he may cause her to be carried away by the river, 16  and the land did help the woman, and the land did open its mouth and did swallow up the river, that the dragon did cast forth out of his mouth; 17  and the dragon was angry against the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, those keeping the commands of God, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ.

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