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,
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CommentaryWesley'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.
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So they sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it.
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.
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!"
When the Lamb broke the second seal, I heard the second living being say, "Come!"
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