Original Douay Rheims Bible (1582 & 1610)

The Apocalypse of Saint Iohn the Apostle

The fifth Angel sounding the trompet, a starre falleth. 3. The issuing forth of locustes from the smoke of the deep pitte to vexe men, 7. and the description of them. 13. The sixt Angel sounding, foure Angels are let loose, 18. which with a great troup of horsemen doe murder the third part of men.
1. AND the fifth Angel sounded with the trompet, & I saw a starre to haue fallen from heauen vpon the earth, and there as giuen to him the key of the pit of bottomles depth.
2. And he openeth the pit of the bottomles depth: and the smoke of the pit ascended, as the smoke of a great fornace: and the sunne was darkned and the aier with the smoke of the pit.
3. And from the smoke of the pit there issued forth locusts into the earth. And power was giuen to them, as the scorpions of the earth haue power:
4. and it was commanded them that should not hurt the grasse of the earth nor any green things, nor any tree: but only men which haue not the signe of God in their foreheads.
5. And it was giuen vnto them that they should not kil them: but that they should be tormented fiue moneths: and their tormnents as the tormnents of a scorpion when he striketh a man.
6. And in those daies men shal seek for death, and shal not find it: and they shal desire to die, & death shal fly from them.
7. And the similitudes of the locusts, like to horses prepared into battel: and vpon their heads as it were crownes like to gold: and their faces as the faces of men.
8. And they had haire as the haire of women; & their teeth were as Lions.
9. And they had habbergoins as habbergoins of yron, and the voice of their wings as the voice of the chariots of many horses running into battel.
10. And they had tailes like to scorpions, and stings were in their tailes: and their power was to hurt men fiue months.
11. And they had ouer them a King, the Angel of the bottomless depth, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek Apollyon: in Latin hauing the name Exterminans.
12. One woe is gone, & behold two woes come yet after these.
13. And the sixt Angel sounded with the trompet: and I heard one voice from the foure hornes of the golden altar, which is before the eyes of God,
14. saying to the sixt Angel which had the trompet: Loose the foure Angels which are bound in the great riuer Euphrates.
15. And the foure Angels were loosed, who were prepared for an houre, & a day, and a moneth, and a yeare: that they might kil the third part of men.
16. And the number of the armie of horse-men was twentie thousand times ten thousand. And I heard the number of them.
17. And so I saw the horses in the vision: and they that sate vpon them, had habbergoins of fire and of hyacinth and brimstone, and the heads of the horses were as it were the heads of Lions: and from their mouth proceedeth fire, and smoke, and brimstone.
18. And by these three plagues was slaine the third part of men, of the fire and of the smoke and of the brimstone, which proceeded from their mouth.
19. For the power of the horses is in their mouth, and in their tailes. For, their tailes be like to serpents, hauing heads: and in these they hurt.
20. And the rest of men which were not slaine with these plagues, neither haue done penance from the workes of their hands, not to adore Diuels and Idols of gold and siluer and brasse and stone and wood, which neither can see, nor heare, nor walke,
21. and haue not done penance from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their fornication, nor from their thefts.