1 When he opened the seventh seal, there
was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God,
and to them were given seven trumpets.
3 Another angel, who had a golden censer,
came and stood at the altar.
He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers
of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne.
4 The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints,
went up before God from the angel’s hand.
5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire
from the altar, and hurled it on the earth;
and there came peals of thunder, rumblings,
flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.