John sees fire and desolation poured out during the seventh seal and preceding the Second Coming.
1 And when he had aopened the bseventh seal, there was csilence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven atrumpets.
3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much aincense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the aprayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.
5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and acast it into the earth: and there were bvoices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
6 And the seven angels which had the seven atrumpets prepared themselves to sound.
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and afire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became ablood;
9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
10 And the third angel sounded, and there afell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
13 And I beheld, and heard an aangel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, bWoe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!