Revelation 8:1
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
When the Lamb broke the seventh seal on the scroll, there was silence throughout heaven for about half an hour.

King James Bible
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

Darby Bible Translation
And when it opened the seventh seal, there was silence in the heaven about half an hour.

World English Bible
When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

Young's Literal Translation
And when he openeth the seventh seal, there came silence in the heaven about half-an-hour,

Revelation 8:1 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven - Such a silence is mentioned but in this one place. It was uncommon, and highly observable: for praise is sounding in heaven day and night. In particular, immediately before this silence, all the angels, and before them the innumerable multitude, had been crying with a loud voice; and now all is still at once: there is an universal pause. Hereby the seventh seal is very remarkably distinguished from the six preceding. This silence before God shows that those who were round about him were expecting, with the deepest reverence, the great things which the Divine Majesty would farther open and order. Immediately after, the seven trumpets are heard, and a sound more august than ever. Silence is only a preparation: the grand point is, the sounding the trumpets to the praise of God. About half an hour - To St. John, in the vision, it might seem a common half hour.

Revelation 8:1 Parallel Commentaries

Library
What is the Sanctuary?
The scripture which above all others had been both the foundation and the central pillar of the advent faith was the declaration: "Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed." Daniel 8:14. These had been familiar words to all believers in the Lord's soon coming. By the lips of thousands was this prophecy repeated as the watchword of their faith. All felt that upon the events therein foretold depended their brightest expectations and most cherished hopes. These
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

An Advance Step in the Royal Programme
(Revelation, Chapters iv. and v.) "We are watching, we are waiting, For the bright prophetic day; When the shadows, weary shadows, From the world shall roll away. "We are watching, we are waiting, For the star that brings the day; When the night of sin shall vanish, And the shadows melt away. "We are watching, we are waiting, For the beauteous King of day; For the chiefest of ten thousand, For the Light, the Truth, the Way. "We are waiting for the morning, When the beauteous day is dawning, We are
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation

His Future Work
The Lord Jesus Christ, who finished the work on earth the Father gave Him to do, who is now bodily present in the highest heaven, occupying the Father's throne and exercising His priesthood in behalf of His people, is also King. To Him belongeth a Kingdom and a kingly Glory. He has therefore a kingly work to do. While His past work was foretold by the Spirit of God and His priestly work foreshadowed in the Old Testament, His work as King and His glorious Kingdom to come are likewise the subjects
A. C. Gaebelein—The Work Of Christ

Cross References
Matthew 27:66
So they sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it.

Revelation 5:1
Then I saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who was sitting on the throne. There was writing on the inside and the outside of the scroll, and it was sealed with seven seals.

Revelation 6:1
As I watched, the Lamb broke the first of the seven seals on the scroll. Then I heard one of the four living beings say with a voice like thunder, "Come!"

Revelation 6:3
When the Lamb broke the second seal, I heard the second living being say, "Come!"

Jump to Previous
Broke Followed Half Heaven Hour Lamb Opened Openeth Quiet Seal Seventh Silence Space Stamp Undone
Jump to Next
Broke Followed Half Heaven Hour Lamb Opened Openeth Quiet Seal Seventh Silence Space Stamp Undone
Links
Revelation 8:1 NIV
Revelation 8:1 NLT
Revelation 8:1 ESV
Revelation 8:1 NASB
Revelation 8:1 KJV

Revelation 8:1 Bible Apps
Revelation 8:1 Biblia Paralela
Revelation 8:1 Chinese Bible
Revelation 8:1 French Bible
Revelation 8:1 German Bible

Revelation 8:1 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Revelation 7:17
Top of Page
Top of Page