Revelation 8:1-9 NIV

The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer

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

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2 And I saw the seven angels2 who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.3

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3 Another angel,4 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,5 on the golden altar6 before the throne.

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4 The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God7 from the angel's hand.

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5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar,8 and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder,9 rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.10

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The Trumpets

6 Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets11 prepared to sound them.

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    • 11 8:6 - S ver 2
      7 The first angel12 sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire13 mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third14 of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.15

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          8 The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain,16 all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third17 of the sea turned into blood,18

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              9 a third19 of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

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                • 19 8:9 - S ver 7