8 1And when he opened the seventh seal, there followed a silence in
heaven about the space of half an hour.
2And I saw the seven angels that
stand before God; and there were given unto them seven trumpets.
another angel came and stood over the altar, having a golden censer; and
there was given unto him much incense, that he should add it unto the prayers
of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God
out of the angel's hand.
5And the angel taketh the censer; and he filled
it with the fire of the altar, and cast it upon the earth: and there followed
thunders, and voices, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
6And the seven
angels that had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
first sounded, and there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and they
were cast upon the earth: and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and
the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning
with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9and there died the third part of the creatures which were in the sea,
even they that had life; and the third part of the ships was
10And the third angel sounded, and there fell from heaven a
great star, burning as a torch, and it fell upon the third part of the
rivers, and upon the fountains of the waters;
11and the name of the star
is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and
many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the
third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; that the third part
of them should be darkened, and the day should not shine for the third part
of it, and the night in like manner.
13And I saw, and I heard an eagle,
flying in mid heaven, saying with a great voice, Woe, woe, woe, for them that
dwell on the earth, by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three
angels, who are yet to sound.