Revelation 8

The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer

1 When a He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 b And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, c and to them were given seven trumpets. 3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with d the prayers of all the saints upon e the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And f the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel's hand. 5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And g there were noises, thunderings, h lightnings, i and an earthquake.

The Seven Trumpets

6 So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

7 The first angel sounded: j And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown k to the 1 earth. And a third l of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

8 Then the second angel sounded: m And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, n and a third of the sea o became blood. 9 p And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

10 Then the third angel sounded: q And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, r and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 11 s The name of the star is Wormwood. t A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.

12 u Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day 2 did not shine, and likewise the night.

13 And I looked, v and I heard an 3 angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, w "Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!"

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 25:34
    Then the King will say to those on His right ha...
    Mark 10:17
    Now as He was going out on the road, one came r...
    Romans 8:17
    And if children, then heirs - heirs of God and ...
    Romans 8:23
    Not only that, but we also who have the firstfr...
    Romans 8:24
    For we were saved in this hope, but hope that i...
    Titus 1:2
    In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot l...
  2. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:15
    This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
  3. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:4
    Nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.
    2 Timothy 2:23
    But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 18:17
    And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 20:4
    And Sopater of Berea accompanied him to Asia - also Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia.
    Ephesians 6:21
    But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you.
    Colossians 4:7
    Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.
    2 Timothy 4:12
    And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.
  6. Cross References
    Acts 18:24
    Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus.
    1 Corinthians 16:12
    Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; however, he will come when he has a convenient time.
  7. Cross References
    Ephesians 3:1
    For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles -
  8. Cross References
    Colossians 4:17
    And say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.
  9. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:16
    Do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:
    1 Thessalonians 1:2
    We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers.
    2 Thessalonians 1:3
    We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other.
  10. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:15
    Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.
    Colossians 1:4
    Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints.
    1 Thessalonians 3:6
    But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always have good remembrance of us, greatly desiring to see us, as we also to see you -
  11. Cross References
    Philippians 1:9
    And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment.
    Colossians 1:9
    For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
    Colossians 3:10
    And have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.
    James 2:14 - 17
    What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?
  12. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 5:18
    In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
  13. Cross References
    Colossians 4:9
    With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all things which are happening here.
  14. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 9:7
    So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
    1 Peter 5:2
    Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly.
  15. Cross References
    Ephesians 6:5
    Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ.
    Colossians 3:22
    Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.
  16. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 16:21
    The salutation with my own hand - Paul's.
    Galatians 6:11
    See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand!
    2 Thessalonians 3:17
    The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write.
  17. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 7:16
    Therefore I rejoice that I have confidence in you in everything.
  18. Cross References
    Philippians 1:25
    And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith.
    Philippians 2:24
    But I trust in the Lord that I myself shall also come shortly.
  19. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 1:11
    You also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many.
  20. Cross References
    Colossians 1:7
    As you also learned from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf.
    Colossians 4:12
    Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
  21. Cross References
    Acts 12:12
    So, when he had considered this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying.
    Acts 12:25
    And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their ministry, and they also took with them John whose surname was Mark.
    Acts 15:37 - 39
    Now Barnabas was determined to take with them John called Mark.
    Colossians 4:10
    Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with Mark the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him).
  22. Cross References
    Acts 19:29
    So the whole city was filled with confusion, and rushed into the theater with one accord, having seized Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, Paul's travel companions.
    Acts 27:2
    So, entering a ship of Adramyttium, we put to sea, meaning to sail along the coasts of Asia. Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, was with us.
    Colossians 4:10
    Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with Mark the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him).
  23. Cross References
    Colossians 4:14
    Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.
    2 Timothy 4:10
    For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica - Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia.
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