Revelation 8:4

“And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the smoke of the incense which came with the prayers of the Saints, ascended vp before God, out of the Angels hand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the smoke of the perfume, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.
- Basic English Bible

And the smoke of the incense went up with the prayers of the saints, out of the hand of the angel before God.
- Darby Bible

And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God out of the angel's hand.
- Webster's Bible

And the smoke of the incense rose into the presence of God from the angel's hand, and mingled with the prayers of His people.
- Weymouth Bible

The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.
- World English Bible

And the smoke of encencis of the preiers of the hooli men stiede vp fro the aungels hoond bifor God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and go up did the smoke of the perfumes to the prayers of the saints out of the hand of the messenger, before God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 8:4


8:4 And the smoke of the incense came up before God, with the prayers of the saints - A token that both were accepted.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 8:4


Re 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, [which came] with the prayers of the saints, ascended. As the smoke arose before the throne, so the prayers of the saints in the name of the crucified Savior arise to God. The special significance of all this is that in the terrible judgments about to follow, the prayers of the true and faithful saints will still come before God, and his providence will be over them.

Discussion for Revelation 8

  • Ren
    I agree with Ann. My father inlaw was a preacher and he warned me to steer clear of them also. Sad they work so hard going door to door but the truth is not with them.
  • Ann
    I am so glad that Disciple has spoke out, to warn people to stay away from the Jehovah's Witnesses. Amen! and Amen!
  • A disciple
    Val Hawn; If I were you I'd get away from the Jehovah's Witnesses as fast as you can. They deny the Eternal Divinity of Christ, and follow the teachings of a man (Russel) who rewrote the Scriptures after his own ideas; very bad! Jesus said that He saw Satan as lightning fall from heaven, (Luke 10:18); and that we should not go after those who say Christ has already come, (Matthew 24:21-31).
  • Gerald
    Chapter 12:7-12 in Revelation is where Satan was cast to the earth. Happen at the MIDDLE of the seven yr tribulation. Verses 13-17 says Satan knows his time is short and goes after the Jewish people and the christians. Read verse 17 carefully. I believe the 1st seal is the beginning of the tribulation. Read the 5th seal, these are the dead christians going thru the tribulation. Chapter7 vr 9 r us
  • Val Hawn
    I am studying with the Jehova's witnesses and they say that chapter 8 reveals that Jesus became king in 1914. That is when war broke out in heaven and Jesus cast down satan to the earth. Can someone reveal this to?

  • A disciple
    Genesis 12:3; The covenant of God with Abraham is ours too when we walk in the same steps of our father Abraham. It is absolutely on account of us, and how the world and individuals think and believe and act toward us, that God either blesses them, or detests them. It is on account of our friendship and obedience and prayers, that the angels are sent forth to punish the world for their wickedness.

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