“And to them it was giuen that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented fiue moneths, and their torment was as the torment of a Scorpion, when he striketh a man.”
King James Version (KJV)
2. And hee opened the bottomelesse pit, and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great fornace, and the sunne and the ayre were darkened, by reason of the smoke of the pit. 3. And there came out of the smoke locusts vpon the earth, and vnto them was giuen power, as the Scorpions of the earth haue power. 4. And it was commaunded them that they should not hurt the grasse of the earth, neither any greene thing, neither any tree: but only those men which haue not the seale of God in their foreheads. 5. And to them it was giuen that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented fiue moneths, and their torment was as the torment of a Scorpion, when he striketh a man. 6. And in those daies shal men seeke death, and shall not finde it, and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. 7. And the shapes of the Locusts were like vnto horses prepared vnto battell, and on their heades were as it were crownes like golde, and their faces were as the faces of men. 8. And they had haire as the haire of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of Lions.