Revelation 8

The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer

1 When a He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 b And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, c and to them were given seven trumpets. 3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with d the prayers of all the saints upon e the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And f the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel's hand. 5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And g there were noises, thunderings, h lightnings, i and an earthquake.

The Seven Trumpets

6 So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

7 The first angel sounded: j And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown k to the 1 earth. And a third l of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

8 Then the second angel sounded: m And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, n and a third of the sea o became blood. 9 p And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

10 Then the third angel sounded: q And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, r and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 11 s The name of the star is Wormwood. t A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.

12 u Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day 2 did not shine, and likewise the night.

13 And I looked, v and I heard an 3 angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, w "Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!"

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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