At the sounding of the fifth angel, a star falleth from heaven, to whom is given the key of the bottomless pit.
Revelation 9:1 And the fyft Angell blewe, and I saw a starre fall from heauen vnto the erth. And to him was geuen the kaye of the bottomlesse pytt:
He openeth the pit, and there come forth locusts like scorpions.
Revelation 9:2 And he opened the bottomlesse pytt, and the smoke of the pytt arose as the smoke of a gret fornace. And the sunne, and the ayer were darckned by the reason of the smoke of þe pytt. Revelation 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locustes vpon the erth, & vnto them was geuen power, as the scorpions of the erth haue power. Revelation 9:4 And it was commaunded them, that they shuld not hurt the grasse of þe erth: nether eny grene thynge: nether eny tree: but onely those men which haue not þe seale in their forheades. Revelation 9:5 And to them was commaunded, that they shulde not kyll them, but that they shulde be vexed .v. monethes, & their payne was as the payne þt commeth of a scorpion, when he hath stonge a man. Revelation 9:6 And in those dayes shall men seke deeth, and shall not finde it, & shall desyre to dye, and deeth shall flye from them. Revelation 9:7 And the symilitude of the locustes was lyke vnto horsses prepared vnto battayll, & on their heades were as it were crounes, lyke vnto golde, and their faces were as it had bene þe faces of men. Revelation 9:8 And they had heere as the heere of wemen. And their teethe were as þe teeth of lyons. Revelation 9:9 And they had habbergions, as it were habbergions of yron. And the sounde of their winges, was as the sounde of charrettes, when many horsses runne to gether to battayle. Revelation 9:10 And they had tayles lyke vnto scorpions, and there were stynges in their tayles. And their power was to hurt men .v. monethes. Revelation 9:11 And they had a kyng ouer them, which is þe angell of þe bottomlesse pytt, whose name in the Hebrewe tong, is Abadon: but in the Greke tonge, Apollion þt is to saye: a destroyer.
The first woe past.
Revelation 9:12 One wo is past, & beholde, two wooes come yet after this.
The sixth trumpet soundeth.
Revelation 9:13 And the syxt Angell blewe, and I herde a voyce from the .iiii. corners of the golden aultre, which is before God,
Four angels are let loose, that were bound.
Revelation 9:14 sayinge to the syxt Angell, which had the trompe: Lose the foure Angelles, which are bounde in þe grete ryuer Euphrates. Revelation 9:15 And the foure Angelles were loosed, whych were prepared for an houre, for a daye, for a moneth, & for ayere, for to slee þe .iii. part of men. Revelation 9:16 And the nombre of horsmen of warre were .xx. thousande tymes .x.M. And I herde the nombre of them: Revelation 9:17 & thus I sawe þe horses in a vision, & them þt sate on them, hauynge fyrye habbergions of a Iacincte couloure, & brymstone, & the heades of þe horses were as þe heades of lyons. And out of their mouthes went forth fyre and smoke, & brymstone. Revelation 9:18 And of these thre was þe thyrd part of men kylled: that is to saye, of fyre, smoke, and brymstone: whych proceded out of the mouthes of them: Revelation 9:19 For their power was in their mouthes & in their tayles, for their tayles were lyke vnto serpentes, & had heades, & with them they dyd hurt: Revelation 9:20 And þe remanaunt of þe men whych were not kylled by these plages, repented not of the dedes of their handes þt they shulde not worshyppe deuyls, & ymages of golde and syluer, and brasse, and stone, and of wood, whych nether can se, nether heare, nether go. Revelation 9:21 Also they repented not of their murther, and of their sorcery, nether of their fornycacyon, nether of their thefte.