The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer

Revelation 8

1 When the Lamb opened u the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 Then I saw the seven angels v who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. 3 And another angel came and stood w at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with x the prayers of all the saints on y the golden altar before the throne, 4 and z the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. 5 Then the angel took the censer and a filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and b there were peals of c thunder, rumblings, 1 flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.

  1. Cross References
    Revelation 5:1
    Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals.
    Revelation 6:1
    Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Come!
  2. Cross References
    Luke 1:19
    And the angel answered him, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.
  3. Cross References
    Amos 9:1
    I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and he said: "Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake, and shatter them on the heads of all the people; and those who are left of them I will kill with the sword; not one of them shall flee away; not one of them shall escape.
  4. Cross References
    Revelation 5:8
    And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
  5. Cross References
    Revelation 9:13
    Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God.
    Exodus 30:1
    You shall make an altar on which to burn incense; you shall make it of acacia wood.
    Exodus 30:3
    You shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and around its sides and its horns. And you shall make a molding of gold around it.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 141:2
    Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!
  7. Cross References
    Leviticus 16:12
    And he shall take a censer full of coals of fire from the altar before the Lord, and two handfuls of sweet incense beaten small, and he shall bring it inside the veil
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 18:7 - 8
    Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry.
  9. Cross References
    Revelation 4:5
    From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
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