When the Lamb opened 1the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
Then I saw the seven angels 2who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.
And another angel came and stood 3at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with 4the prayers of all the saints on 5the golden altar before the throne,
and 6the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel.
Then the angel took the censer and 7filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and 8there were peals of 9thunder, rumblings,a flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.
Now the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to blow them.
The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed 10hail and 11fire, mixed with blood, and these were thrown upon the earth. And a 12third of the earth was burned up, and a third of 13the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.
The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like 14a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea 15became blood.
A third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of 16the ships were destroyed.
The third angel blew his trumpet, and 17a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on 18the springs of water.
The name of the star is Wormwood.b A third of the waters 19became wormwood, and many people died from the water, 20because it had been made bitter.
The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of 21the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of their light might be darkened, and a third of the day might be kept from shining, and likewise a third of the night.
Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, 22"Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!"