Sixth Trumpet--Army from the East
Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four
horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release
the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates."
15 And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and
day and month and year, were released, so that they would kill
a third of mankind.
16 The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million;
I heard the number of them.
And this is how I saw in the vision the horses and those who sat
on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of
hyacinth and of brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like
the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke
18 A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the
fire and the smoke and the brimstone which proceeded out of their
19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their
tails; for their tails are like serpents and have heads, and with
them they do harm.
20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues,
did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship
demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of
stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk;
21 and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries
nor of their immorality nor of their thefts.
Angel and the Little Book
I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed
with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face
was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire;
and he had in his hand a little book which was open. He
placed his right foot on the sea and his left on the land;
and he cried out with a loud voice, as when a lion roars; and
when he had cried out, the seven peals of thunder uttered their
When the seven peals of thunder had spoken, I was about to write;
and I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Seal up the things
which the seven peals of thunder have spoken and do not write
5 Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land
lifted up his right hand to heaven,
6 and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, WHO CREATED HEAVEN
AND THE THINGS IN IT, AND THE EARTH AND THE THINGS IN IT, AND
THE SEA AND THE THINGS IN IT, that there will be delay no longer,
7 but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is
about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached
to His servants the prophets.
Then the voice which I heard from heaven, I heard again speaking
with me, and saying, "Go, take the book which is open in
the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land."
9 So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book.
And he said to me, "Take it and eat it; it will make your
stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey."
10 I took the little book out of the angel's hand and ate it,
and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it,
my stomach was made bitter.
11 And they said to me, "You must prophesy again concerning
many peoples and nations and tongues and kings."
Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone
said, "Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar,
and those who worship in it.