Then the fifth angel sounded: a And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to b the bottomless pit.
And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the c sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.
Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, d as the scorpions of the earth have power.
They were commanded e not to harm f the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have g the seal of God on their foreheads.
And they were not given authority to kill them, h but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.
In those days i men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
j The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. k On their heads were crowns of something like gold, l and their faces were like the faces of men.
They had hair like women's hair, and m their teeth were like lions' teeth.
And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was n like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle.
They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months.
And they had as king over them o the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.
p One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.
Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the q golden altar which is before God,
saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound r at the great river Euphrates."
So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a s third of mankind.
Now t the number of the army u of the horsemen was two hundred million; v I heard the number of them.
And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; w and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.
By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed - by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths.
For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; x for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm.
But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, y did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship z demons, a and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.
And they did not repent of their murders b or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
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2 Timothy 4:11
Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry.
2 Timothy 4:22
The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.
Then He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream.
I speak with him face to face, Even plainly, and not in dark sayings; And he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant Moses?
And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
2 Corinthians 4:4
Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
Who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.
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I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
"God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm: 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.'
So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: "You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
2 Samuel 7:14
I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men.
Also I will make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
"Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people; For He will avenge the blood of His servants, And render vengeance to His adversaries; He will provide atonement for His land and His people."
Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols. Worship Him, all you gods.
1 Peter 3:22
Who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.
Revelation 5:11 - 13
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.
Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
Psalms 102:25 - 27
Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; All their host shall fall down As the leaf falls from the vine, And as fruit falling from a fig tree.
Surely the Lord GOD will help Me; Who is he who will condemn Me? Indeed they will all grow old like a garment; The moth will eat them up.
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, And look on the earth beneath. For the heavens will vanish away like smoke, The earth will grow old like a garment, And those who dwell in it will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not be abolished.
In that He says, "A new covenant, " He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.
The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool" ' ?
Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
Bless the LORD, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word.
A fiery stream issued And came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, And the books were opened.
And if children, then heirs - heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
And he said: "The LORD came from Sinai, And dawned on them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran, And He came with ten thousands of saints; From His right hand Came a fiery law for them.
"who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it."
What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator.
But the person who does anything presumptuously, whether he is native-born or a stranger, that one brings reproach on the LORD, and he shall be cut off from among his people.
Anyone who has rejected Moses' law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
Just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us.
1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life -