Revelation 8:5

“And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Angel tooke the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voyces, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the angel taketh the censer; and he filled it with the fire of the altar, and cast it upon the earth: and there followed thunders, and voices, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the angel took the vessel; and he made it full of the fire of the altar, and sent it down on the earth: and there came thunders and voices and flames and a shaking of the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And the angel took the censer, and filled it from the fire of the altar, and cast [it] on the earth: and there were voices, and thunders and lightnings, and an earthquake.
- Darby Bible

And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it upon the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
- Webster's Bible

So the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and flung it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder, and voices, and flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.
- Weymouth Bible

The angel took the censer, and he filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it on the earth. There followed thunders, sounds, lightnings, and an earthquake.
- World English Bible

And the aungel took the censere, and fillide it of the fier of the auter, and castide in to the erthe. And thundris, and voices, and leityngis weren maad, and a greet erthe mouyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the messenger took the censer, and did fill it out of the fire of the altar, and did cast [it] to the earth, and there came voices, and thunders, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 8:5


8:5 And there were thunderings, and lightnings, and voices, and an earthquake - These, especially when attended with fire, are emblems of God's dreadful judgments, which are immediately to follow.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 8:5


Re 8:5 And the angel . . . filled it with the fire of the altar. Fire is usually a symbol of suffering. And cast [it] into the earth. This fire cast from the altar upon the earth indicates that the judgments of God are about to fall upon it. "The earth" in the sense used by John is the great Roman Empire, which embraced the civilized world. And there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. These mutterings and the quakings are ominous of the terrible scenes to follow when the angels sound their trumpets.

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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