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Revelation 8

 

 

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Introduction
1At the opening of the seventh seal,
2Seven angels have seven trumpets given them.
6Four of them sound their trumpets and great plagues follow.
9Another angel puts incense to the prayers of the saints on the golden altar.

Verse 1
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
And
5:1,9; 6:1,3,5,7,9,12
silence
Job 4:16; Psalms 37:7; 62:1; *marg: ; Habakkuk 2:20; Zechariah 2:13

Verse 2
And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
seven angels
15:1; 16:1; Matthew 18:10; Luke 1:19
trumpets
6-12; 9:1,13,14; 11:15; Numbers 10:1-10; 2 Chronicles 29:25-28; Amos 3:6-8

Verse 3
And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
another
7:2; 10:1; Genesis 48:15,16; Exodus 3:2-18; Acts 7:30-32
stood
9:13; Exodus 30:1-8; 2 Chronicles 26:16-20; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25
having
Leviticus 16:12; 1 Kings 7:50; Hebrews 9:4
much
Leviticus 16:13; Numbers 16:46,47; Malachi 1:11
offer it with the prayers
or, add it to the prayers.
4; 5:8; Psalms 141:2; Luke 1:10; Hebrews 4:15,16; 10:19-22; 1 John 2:1,2
the golden
6:9; 9:13; Exodus 37:25,26; 40:26

Verse 4
And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
3; 15:8; Exodus 30:1; Psalms 141:2; Luke 1:10

Verse 5
And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
and filled
16:1-21; Isaiah 66:6,14-16; Jeremiah 51:11; Ezekiel 10:2-7; Luke 12:49
into
or, upon. and there.
4:5; 11:19; 16:18; 2 Samuel 22:7-9; Psalms 18:13; Isaiah 30:30; Hebrews 12:18,19
an
11:13,19; 1 Kings 19:11; Isaiah 29:6; Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:7; 27:52-54; Acts 4:31; Acts 16:26

Verse 6
And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
2

Verse 7
The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
hail
16:21; Exodus 9:23-25,33; Joshua 10:11; Psalms 11:5,6; 18:12,13; 78:47,48; Psalms 105:32; Isaiah 28:2; 29:6; 30:30; 32:19; Ezekiel 13:10-15; 38:22; Matthew 7:25-27
cast
16:2
the third
9,10,12; 6:8; 9:4; Isaiah 2:12,13; 10:17,18; James 1:11; 1 Peter 1:24

Verse 8
And 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;
and as
Jeremiah 51:25; Mark 11:23
burning
Amos 7:4
the third
7; 16:3-21; Exodus 7:17-21; Ezekiel 14:9

Verse 9
And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
the third part of the creatures
7,10,12; 16:3; Exodus 7:21; Zechariah 13:8
the ships
Psalms 48:7; Isaiah 2:16; 23:1

Verse 10
And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
a great
1:20; 6:13; 9:1; 12:4; Isaiah 14:12; Luke 10:18; Jude 1:13
the fountains
16:4; Exodus 7:20,21; Judges 15:11; 2 Kings 2:19-22; 2 Chronicles 32:3; Isaiah 12:3; Hosea 13:15,16

Verse 11
And 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.
Wormwood
Deuteronomy 29:18; Ruth 1:20; Proverbs 5:4; Jeremiah 9:15; 23:15; Lamentations 3:5,19; Amos 5:7; 6:12; Hebrews 12:15
many
Exodus 15:23

Verse 12
And the 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; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
and the third part of the sun
16:8,9; Isaiah 13:10; 24:23; Jeremiah 4:23; Ezekiel 32:7,8; Joel 2:10,31; Amos 8:9; Matthew 24:29; 27:45; Mark 13:24; 15:33; Luke 21:25; 23:44,45; Acts 2:20
and the day
Exodus 10:21-23; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

Verse 13
And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
flying
14:3,6; 19:17; Psalms 103:20; Hebrews 1:14
Woe
9:1,12; 11:14; Ezekiel 2:10

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 8:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/revelation-8.html.

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