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

  • 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.
  • Roy Francois
    You claim that Rome became a Christian Empire, but Rome was never Christian, it was pagan before Constantine, during Constantine's time and is still pagan to this day. Nowhere in scripture is there any indication Rome became Christian. Please show me in scripture where Rome became a Christian Empire.
  • SabbathkeeperandWife
    The biggest sign you'll see coming is when they make the WORD of God of no effect. They've already made His laws of none. Everyone is reaching across the gap to join hands with Rome in the ecumenical movement and they have no idea of the consequences and won't until they have to obey man's doctrines over God's . There's another movement here also that labels Bible believers as "haters". That's bad
  • Sakana
    Luke 11:29 Christ said no sign given to that particular evil generation. Reason being they wanted proof of the Messiah. What more proof is there than Christ Himself performing miracles and teaching? Their minds made up not to believe. If Christ couldn't convince them, a sign certainly wouldn't, as proven by the sign of Jonah. Israel on the map again is huge sign. Christ said, "watch!" Mark 13.
  • Bruce
    Signs:And there shall be signs in the sun, moon,and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations,with perplexity;the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.Luke21:25-26.Strange looking clouds not so much. We are in the Tribulation:Wrath is coming: end:Revelations 20:15
  • Jan I
    I think that it is warning we must heed

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