King James Version

Revelation 9:1-21

1And 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. 2And 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. 3And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4And 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. 5And 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. 6And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. 7And 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. 8And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. 9And 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. 10And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. 11And 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. 12One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

13And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. 15And 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. 16And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. 17And 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. 18By 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. 19For 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. 20And 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: 21Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

啟示錄 9:1-21

1第五位天使吹號的時候,我見有一顆星從天上墜落到地上,有無底坑的鑰匙賜給它。 2它打開無底坑時,濃煙從坑裡冒出來,好像大火爐的煙一樣,太陽和天空都變得昏暗了。 3有蝗蟲從煙裡飛出來,落到地上,有地上蠍子的能力賜給牠們。 4牠們得到命令,不得毀壞地上的青草、樹木和其他植物,只傷害額上沒有上帝印記的人, 5但不可殺死他們,只折磨他們五個月。那種折磨就像被蠍子蟄到一樣。 6那時候,人求死,卻求不到;想死,死卻躲避他們。

7那些蝗蟲好像預備出征的戰馬一樣,頭上好像戴了金冠,面孔好像人臉, 8毛髮好像女人的頭髮,牙齒好像獅子的牙, 9胸前有甲,如同鐵甲,鼓動翅膀時聲音如同千軍萬馬奔赴戰場。 10牠們像蠍子一樣尾巴上有毒鉤,可以折磨人五個月。 11牠們的王是無底坑的天使,希伯來文名叫亞巴頓希臘文名叫亞玻倫,意思是「毀滅者」。

12第一樣災禍過去了,另外兩樣接踵而來。

13第六位天使吹號的時候,我聽見有一個聲音從上帝面前的金祭壇的四個角發出來, 14對剛才吹號的第六位天使說:「將那捆綁在幼發拉底河的四個天使放出來!」 15那四個天使就被釋放了,他們為了此年、此月、此日、此刻已經預備好了,要殺掉人類的三分之一。 16我聽見他們共有二億兵馬。 17我在異象中看見了馬和騎士。騎士胸甲的顏色像火焰、紫瑪瑙和硫磺。馬的頭像獅子的頭,口中噴出火、煙和硫磺。 18馬口中噴出的這三樣災害殺死了世上三分之一的人口。 19這些馬的殺傷力不只在口,也在尾巴。牠們的尾巴像蛇,有頭能咬傷人。

20其餘沒有被這些災害所殺的人仍不肯悔改、停止手中的惡行,還是去拜魔鬼和那些用金、銀、銅、石、木所造,不能看、不能聽、不能行走的偶像。 21他們不肯爲自己所犯的兇殺、邪術、淫亂和偷盜悔改。