Revelation 8:1-7 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When the Lamb ripped off the seventh seal, Heaven fell quiet - complete silence for about half an hour. 1 When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
2 I saw the Seven Angels who are always in readiness before God handed seven trumpets. 2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.
3 Then another Angel, carrying a gold censer, came and stood at the Altar. He was given a great quantity of incense so that he could offer up the prayers of all the holy people of God on the Golden Altar before the Throne. 3 Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne.
4 Smoke billowed up from the incense-laced prayers of the holy ones, rose before God from the hand of the Angel. 4 The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel's hand.
5 Then the Angel filled the censer with fire from the Altar and heaved it to earth. It set off thunders, voices, lightnings, and an earthquake. 5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
6 The Seven Angels with the trumpets got ready to blow them. 6 Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.
7 At the first trumpet blast, hail and fire mixed with blood were dumped on earth. A third of the earth was scorched, a third of the trees, and every blade of green grass - burned to a crisp. 7 The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.