The seventh seal: seven trumpets brought in — the answer to the martyred saints' prayer in the fifth seal
And when He opened the seventh seal, there was asilence
for about half an hour.
And I saw the aseven
angels who stand before God, and 1bseven
trumpets were given to them.
The scene in heaven after the opening of the seventh seal — Christ as the High Priest offering the prayers of the saints to God
Angel came and stood at the 2baltar
, having a 3golden ccenser
, and much 4dincense
was given to Him to 5offer
with the eprayers
of all the 6saints
upon the 7fgolden
altar which was before the throne.
And the 1asmoke
of the 2incense
went up with the bprayers
of the saints out of the hand of the Angel before God.
And the Angel took the censer and 1filled
it with the afire
of the altar and 2bcast it
to the earth; and there were cthunders
and voices and lightnings and an dearthquake
The seven trumpets — the execution of God's economy
And the aseven
angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves 1to
The first trumpet: judgment on the earth
And the first trumpeted, and there was ahail
mingled with blood, and it was cast to the earth; and the 1cthird
part of the dearth
was burned up, and the third part of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.
The second trumpet: judgment on the sea
And the second angel trumpeted, and as it were a great amountain
burning with fire was cast into the sea; and the third part of the 1sea
And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea and
died, and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
The third trumpet: judgment on the rivers
And the third angel trumpeted, and a great astar
fell out of heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers and upon the bsprings
And the name of the star is called 1Wormwood
; and the 2third
part of the waters became awormwood
, and many of the men died from the waters because they were made bitter.
The fourth trumpet: judgment on the sun, moon, and stars
And the 1fourth
angel trumpeted, and the 2third
part of the asun
and the third part of the moon and the third part of the stars were smitten, so that the third part of them would be bdarkened
and the day would not appear for the third part of it, and the night likewise.
The fifth trumpet — the first woe: judgment on men —Satan and Antichrist collaborating to torment men
And I saw, and I heard an aeagle
flying in bmid
-heaven, saying with a loud voice, 1cWoe
, woe, woe, to those who ddwell
on the earth because of the remaining trumpet sounds of the ethree
angels who are about to trumpet!