1 And, as soon as he opened the seventh seal, there came to be silence in heaven, as it were half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven messengers which, before God, do stand; and there were given unto them seven trumpets. 3 And, another messenger, came, and took his stand at the altar, having a censer of gold: and there was given unto him much incense, that he might give it unto the prayers of all the saints, upon the altar of gold that is before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense went up, with the prayers of the saints, out of the hand of the messenger before God. 5 And the messenger at once took the censer, and filled it from the fire of the altar, and cast unto the earth; and there came to be thunderings, and voices, and lightnings, and an earthquake. 6 And, the seven messengers who had the seven trumpets, prepared themselves, that they might sound.
7 And, the first, sounded; and there came to be hail and fire mingled with blood, and it was cast unto the earth; and, the third of the earth, was burned up, and, the third of the trees, was burned up, and, all green herbage, was burned up.
8 And, the second messenger, sounded; and, as it were a great mountain burning with fire, was cast into the sea; and the third of the sea became blood, 9 and the third of the creatures which were in the sea, which had life, died, the third of the ships, was destroyed.
10 And, the third messenger, sounded; and there fell, out of heaven, a great star, burning as a torch, and it fell upon the third of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters. 11 And, the name of the star, is called Wormwood; and the third of the waters became wormwood, and many of the men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
12 And, the fourth messenger, sounded; and the third of the sun was smitten, and the third of the moon, and the third of the stars, - in order that the third of them might be darkened, and the day might not shine for the third of it, and the night, in like manner.