Revelation 8:4
New International Version
The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God's people, went up before God from the angel's hand.

New Living Translation
The smoke of the incense, mixed with the prayers of God’s holy people, ascended up to God from the altar where the angel had poured them out.

English Standard Version
and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel.

Berean Study Bible
And the smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, rose up before God from the hand of the angel.

Berean Literal Bible
And the smoke of the incense went up before God, with the prayers of the saints, out of the hand of the angel.

King James Bible
And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

New King James Version
And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand.

New American Standard Bible
And the smoke of the incense ascended from the angel’s hand with the prayers of the saints before God.

NASB 1995
And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.

NASB 1977
And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand.

Amplified Bible
And the smoke and fragrant aroma of the incense, with the prayers of the saints (God’s people), ascended before God from the angel’s hand.

Christian Standard Bible
The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up in the presence of God from the angel’s hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up in the presence of God from the angel's hand.

American Standard Version
And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the smoke of the incense went up with the prayers of The Holy Ones from the hand of the Angel before God.

Contemporary English Version
Then the smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God's people, went up to God from the hand of the angel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of the saints ascended up before God from the hand of the angel.

English Revised Version
And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.

Good News Translation
The smoke of the burning incense went up with the prayers of God's people from the hands of the angel standing before God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The smoke from the incense went up from the angel's hand to God along with the prayers of God's people.

International Standard Version
The smoke from the incense and the prayers of the saints went up from the angel's hand to God.

Literal Standard Version
and the smoke of the incenses, with the prayers of the holy ones, went up before God out of the hand of the messenger;

NET Bible
The smoke coming from the incense, along with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel's hand.

New Heart English Bible
The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.

Weymouth New Testament
And the smoke of the incense rose into the presence of God from the angel's hand, and mingled with the prayers of His people.

World English Bible
The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.

Young's Literal Translation
and go up did the smoke of the perfumes to the prayers of the saints out of the hand of the messenger, before God;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Seventh Seal
3Then another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, along with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. 4And the smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, rose up before God from the hand of the angel. 5Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it to the earth; and there were peals of thunder, and rumblings, and flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.…

Cross References
Numbers 7:62
one gold dish weighing ten shekels, filled with incense;

Psalm 141:2
May my prayer be set before You like incense, my uplifted hands like the evening offering.

Acts 10:4
Cornelius stared at him in fear and asked, "What is it, Lord?" The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have ascended as a memorial offering before God.


Treasury of Scripture

And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

Revelation 8:3
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.

Revelation 15:8
And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

Exodus 30:1
And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.









(4) And the smoke of . . .--Better, And there went up the smoke of the incense for (or to, i.e., designed for, and to give fragrance to) the prayers of the saints, out of the hand of the angel, before God. The emblem of the rising column of smoke, in which incense and prayer now mingled, is the token that the prayers of the saints, now rendered acceptable, and no longer premature, are about to be answered. These prayers of God's people, weak and imperfect as they are, are yet invincible weapons in the hands of Christ's soldiers, and will be found mightier than any carnal weapons. As Jericho fell without Israel needing to strike a blow, so now the Israel of God will be seen to be omnipotent through true and faithful prayer. The charter of the Church's power is in the words of Christ: "If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you" (John 15:7). The judgments that follow are not indeed specifically prayed for by the Church of Christ, but they are the results of their prayers, and prove the might of all prayer.

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; and the smoke of the incense with the prayers of the saints went up, etc. (Revised Version). The prayers, accompanied by the incense, and typically purified by it, are received by God. He hears the prayers; and the judgments against the wicked, which follow in the trumpet visions, constitute the answer to them. This makes more probable the view that the following visions are judgments against the world, and not (like the seals) trials to the Church.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

smoke
καπνὸς (kapnos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2586: Smoke. Of uncertain affinity; smoke.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

incense,
θυμιαμάτων (thymiamatōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 2368: Incense. From thumiao; an aroma, i.e. Fragrant powder burnt in religious service; by implication, the burning itself.

together with the
ταῖς (tais)
Article - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prayers
προσευχαῖς (proseuchais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 4335: From proseuchomai; prayer; by implication, an oratory.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

saints,
ἁγίων (hagiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

rose up
ἀνέβη (anebē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 305: To go up, mount, ascend; of things: I rise, spring up, come up. From ana and the base of basis; to go up.

before
ἐνώπιον (enōpion)
Preposition
Strong's 1799: Neuter of a compound of en and a derivative of optanomai; in the face of.

God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

from
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

[the] hand
χειρὸς (cheiros)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5495: A hand.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

angel.
ἀγγέλου (angelou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.


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