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The Vision of the Seventh Seal Opened
1When the lamba
opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
The Vision of Seven Angels Given Seven Trumpets
2Then I saw the seven angels who stand in God’s presence, and seven trumpets were given to them.
3Another angel came with a gold censer and stood at the altar. He was given a large quantity of incense to offer on the gold altar before the throne, along with the prayers of all the saints.
4The smoke from the incense and the prayers of the saints went up from the angel’s hand to God.
5The angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it on the earth. Then there were peals of thunder, noises, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.
6The seven angels who had the seven trumpets got ready to blow them.
The Vision of the First Four Trumpets
7When the first angel blew his trumpet, hail and fire were mixed with blood and thrown on the earth. One-third of the earth was burned up, one-third of the trees was burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
8When the second angel blew his trumpet, something like a huge mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea. One-third of the sea turned into blood,
9one-third of the creatures that were living in the sea died, and one-third of the ships was destroyed.
10When the third angel blew his trumpet, a huge star blazing like a torch fell from heaven. It fell on one-third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
11The name of the star is Wormwood. One-third of the water turned into wormwood, and many people died from the water because it had turned bitter.
12When the fourth angel blew his trumpet, one-third of the sun, one-third of the moon, and one-third of the stars were struck so that one-third of them turned dark. One-third of the day was kept from having light, as was the night.
The Vision of the Eagle Flying
13Then I looked, and I heard an eagle flying overhead say in a loud voice,
“How terrible, how terrible, how terrible
for those living on the earth,
because of the blasts of the remaining trumpets
that the three angels are about to blow!”
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