Modern Literal Version
[Revelation 9]




     9:1 And the fifth messenger sounded and I saw a star from heaven has fallen to the earth and the key of the pit of the abyss was given to him. 9:2 And he opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a burning furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened from the smoke of the pit. 9:3 And locusts came forth out of the smoke upon the earth, and authority was given to them, like the scorpions of the earth have authority. 9:4 And it was said to them in order that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any pale-green thing, nor any tree, except only men who do not have the seal of God upon their foreheads. 9:5 And it was given to them in order that they should not kill them, but in order that they should be tormented five months and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion, whenever it strikes a man. 9:6 And men will seek death in those days and they will never* be finding it, and they will desire to die and death will be fleeing from them. 9:7 And the likenesses of the locusts were similar to horses, having been prepared *for war, and upon their heads like golden crowns and their faces are like men's faces. 9:8 And they had hair like the hair of women and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. 9:9 And they had breastplates, like iron breastplates, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses running to war. 9:10 And they have tails similar to scorpions and stings, and they have their authority in their tails to hurt the men for five months. 9:11 They have the messenger of the abyss as king over them. His name in Hebrew is Abbadon but in the Greek language he has the name Apollyon.




     9:12 The first Woe has gone away. Behold, two Woes still are coming after these things.




     9:13 And the sixth messenger sounded and I heard one voice out of the four horns of the golden altar which is in God's sight, 9:14someone saying to the sixth messenger who has the trumpet, Loose the four messengers that have been bound upon the great river Euphrates. 9:15 And the four messengers were loosed, who have been prepared *for the hour and the day, and month and year, in order that they should kill the third of men. 9:16 And the number of the armies of the horsemenwas twice tens of thousands of tens of thousands {i.e. an infinite number}. I heard the number of them. 9:17 And so I saw the horses in the vision and those who sits upon them, having fiery breastplates of hyacinth and of brimstone and the heads of the horses like the heads of lions; and fire and smoke and brimstone is traveling out of their mouths. 9:18 From these three wounds, the third of men was killed from the fire and the smoke and the brimstone, which traveled out of their mouths. 9:19 For* the authority of the horses is in their mouth and in their tails; for* their tails are similar of serpents and they have heads, and they hurt men with* them. 9:20 And the rest of mankind, who were not killed with* these wounds, did not repent of the works of their hands, in order that they should not worship the demons and the golden and silver and the brass and the stone and the wooden idols; which are not able to see, nor hear, nor walk. 9:21 And they did not repent of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their stealing.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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