“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.”
King James Version (KJV)
9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star - Far different from that mentioned, #Rev 8:11|. This star belongs to the invisible world. The third woe is occasioned by the dragon cast out of heaven; the second takes place at the loosing of the four angels who were bound in the Euphrates. The first is here brought by the angel of the abyss, which is opened by this star, or holy angel. Falling to the earth - Coming swiftly and with great force. And to him was given - when he was come. The key of the bottomless pit - A deep and hideous prison; but different from the lake of fire.
Re 9:1 The Woe Trumpets SUMMARY OF REVELATION 9: The Fifth Trumpet. The Fallen Star. The Destroying Locusts. The Five Months of Their Power. The Sixth Trumpet. The Four Angels at the Euphrates Loosed. The Myriads of the Horsemen. The Third Part of Men Killed. The Rest of Mankind Repent Not. THE FIFTH TRUMPET. I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth. "I saw a star from heaven fallen to the earth" (Revised Version). John saw when the trumpet sounded, not a star fall, but a star fallen to the earth. A star is a symbol of a leader. A star fallen to the earth would indicate his degradation in some way. To him was given the key of the bottomless pit. He was given power to let out hellish influences on the earth.