When he opened the
seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. I saw the
seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.
Another angel came and stood over the altar, having a golden censer. Much
incense was given to him, that he should add it to the prayers of all the
saints on 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. The angel took the censer, and he filled it with the fire of
the altar, and threw it on the earth. There followed thunders, sounds,
lightnings, and an earthquake.
The seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
The first sounded, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and
they were thrown to the earth. One third of the earth was burnt up, and one
third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
The second angel sounded, and something like a great burning mountain was
thrown into the sea. One third of the sea became blood, and one third of the
living creatures which were in the sea died. One third of the ships were
The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from the sky, burning like a
torch, and it fell on one third of the rivers, and on the springs of the
waters. The name of the star is called “Wormwood.” One third of the waters
became wormwood. Many people died from the waters, because they were made
The fourth angel sounded, and one third of the sun was struck, and one third
of the moon, and one third of the stars; so that one third of them would be
darkened, and the day wouldn’t shine for one third of it, and the night in
the same way. I saw, and I heard an eagle, flying in mid heaven, saying with
a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe for those who dwell on the earth, because of
the other voices of the trumpets of the three angels, who are yet to sound!”