The Seventh Seal

1 When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

References for Revelation 8:1

      2 Then I saw the seven angels who stand in the presence of God; seven trumpets were given to them.
      3 Another angel, with a gold incense burner, came and stood at the altar. He was given a large amount of incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the gold altar in front of the throne.
      4 The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up in the presence of God from the angel's hand.
      5 The angel took the incense burner, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it to the earth; there were thunders, rumblings, lightnings, and an earthquake.
      6 And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to blow them.

      The First Trumpet

      7 The first [angel]a blew his trumpet, and hail and fire, mixed with blood, were hurled to the earth. So a third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

      References for Revelation 8:7

        • a 8:7 - Other mss include angel

          The Second Trumpet

          8 The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain ablaze with fire was hurled into the sea.b So a third of the sea became blood,

          References for Revelation 8:8

            • b 8:8 - Jr 51:25
              9 a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

              The Third Trumpet

              10 The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from heaven. It fell on a third of the rivers and springs of water.

              References for Revelation 8:10

                  11 The name of the star is Wormwood,c and a third of the waters became wormwood. So, many of the people died from the waters, because they had been made bitter.

                  References for Revelation 8:11

                    • c 8:11 - Wormwood is absinthe, a bitter herb.

                      The Fourth Trumpet

                      12 The fourth angel blew his trumpet, 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 was without light, and the night as well.d

                      References for Revelation 8:12

                          13 I looked, and I heard an eagle,e flying in mid-heaven,f saying in a loud voice, "Woe! Woe! Woe to those who live on the earth, because of the remaining trumpet blasts that the three angels are about to sound!"

                          References for Revelation 8:13

                            • e 8:13 - Other mss read angel
                            • f 8:13 - Very high