Bible: Revelation 8:1-13

The Seventh Seal

8:1 Now 1  when the Lamb 2  opened the seventh seal there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 8:2 Then 3  I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. 8:3 Another 4  angel holding 5  a golden censer 6  came and was stationed 7  at the altar. A 8  large amount of incense was given to him to offer up, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar that is before the throne. 8:4 The 9  smoke coming from the incense, 10  along with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. 8:5 Then 11  the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it on the earth, and there were crashes of thunder, roaring, 12  flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.

8:6 Now 13  the seven angels holding 14  the seven trumpets prepared to blow them.

8:7 The 15  first angel blew his trumpet, and there was hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was thrown at the earth so that 16  a third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

8:8 Then 17  the second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain of burning fire was thrown into the sea. A 18  third of the sea became blood, 8:9 and a third of the creatures 19  living in the sea died, and a third of the ships were completely destroyed. 20 

8:10 Then 21  the third angel blew his trumpet, and a huge star burning like a torch fell from the sky; 22  it landed 23  on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 8:11 (Now 24  the name of the star is 25  Wormwood.) 26  So 27  a third of the waters became wormwood, 28  and many people died from these waters because they were poisoned. 29 

8:12 Then 30  the fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. And there was no light for a third of the day 31  and for a third of the night likewise. 8:13 Then 32  I looked, and I heard an 33  eagle 34  flying directly overhead, 35  proclaiming with a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe to those who live on the earth because of the remaining sounds of the trumpets of the three angels who are about to blow them! 36 

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