1 And the fifth angel sounded [fifth trump], and I saw a star [lucifer, the illuminated one, antichrist, devil, satan, death, serpent, dragon, beast; what ever name you want to call him, he has many] fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts [locust army – fallen angels – supernatural evil beings] upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt [deceive, tempt] the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree [thus we see that they are not insects]; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them [the ones that they CAN deceive], but that they should be tormented five months [shortened from the 7 years of Daniel – 70th week] and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. [a scorpion dissolves backbone and all and consumes its prey from within – a type of deception]