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Revelation 8:1-13

8  And when he opened the seventh seal there came a silence in heaven for a half-hour. 2  And I saw the seven angels who stand before God; and they were given seven trumpets. 3  And another angel came and took his stand on the altar with a golden censer, and was given much incense to use for the prayers of all God’s people on the golden altar before the throne; 4  and the smoke of the incense went up before God out of the angel’s hand for the prayers of God’s people. 5  And the angel took the censer, and he filled it with fire off the altar and threw it on the earth, and there came thunderclaps and noises and lightnings and an earthquake; 6  and the seven angels that had the seven trumpets prepared to blow. 7  And the first blew, and there was hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was thrown on the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all green herbage was burned up. 8  And the second angel blew, and what seemed like a great mountain on fire was thrown into the sea; 9  and a third of the sea turned to blood, and a third of the live creatures in the sea died, and a third of the shipping was wrecked. 10  And the third angel blew, and there fell out of the sky a great star blazing like a torch; and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water; 11  and the star was named Wormwood. And a third of the waters turned to wormwood, and many of the men died of the waters because they were turned bitter. 12  And the fourth angel blew, and a third of the sun was blasted and a third of the moon and a third of the stars, so that a third of them should be darkened and the day should not be light for a third of it, and likewise the night. 13  And I saw, and I heard an eagle flying in the zenith say loudly “Woe, woe, woe to those who live on the earth, from the remaining trumpet-notes of the three angels that are to blow.”