The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God1 from the angel's hand.
Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar,2 and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder,3 rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.4
Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets5 prepared to sound them.
The first angel6 sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire7 mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third8 of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.98
The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain,10 all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third11 of the sea turned into blood,129
a third13 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 sky14 on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water15--
the name of the star is Wormwood.a A third16 of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.1712
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 third18 of them turned dark.19 A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.2013
As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair21 call out in a loud voice: "Woe! Woe! Woe22 to the inhabitants of the earth,23 because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!"