13 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the qgolden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound rat the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a sthird of mankind. 16 Now tthe number of the army uof the horsemen was two hundred million; vI heard the number of them. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; wand the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. 18 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. 19 For 5their power is in their mouth and in their tails; xfor their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm.
20 But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, ydid not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship zdemons, aand idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. 21 And they did not repent of their murders bor their 6sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
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