Another angel,1 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,2 on the golden altar3 before the throne.
The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God4 from the angel's hand.
Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar,5 and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder,6 rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.7
Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets8 prepared to sound them.
The first angel9 sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire10 mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third11 of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.128
The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain,13 all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third14 of the sea turned into blood,159
a third16 of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky17 on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water18--
the name of the star is Wormwood.a A third19 of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.2012
The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third21 of them turned dark.22 A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.2313
As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair24 call out in a loud voice: "Woe! Woe! Woe25 to the inhabitants of the earth,26 because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!"