Revelation 8:6

“And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the seuen Angels which had the seuen trumpets, prepared themselues to sound.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the seven angels that had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the seven angels who had the seven horns made ready for sounding them.
- Basic English Bible

And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves that they might sound with [their] trumpets.
- Darby Bible

And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
- Webster's Bible

Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets made preparations for blowing them.
- Weymouth Bible

The seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
- World English Bible

And the seuene aungels, that hadden seuene trumpis, maden hem redi, that thei schulden trumpe.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the seven messengers who are having the seven trumpets did prepare themselves that they may sound;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 8:6


8:6 And the seven angels prepared themselves to sound - That each, when it should come to his turn, might sound without delay. But while they do sound, they still stand before God.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 8:6


Re 8:6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets. See Re 8:2. There is the utmost deliberation. All must be made ready. The four angels hold back the winds (Re 7:1), then there was the silence of half an hour (Re 8:1); now the seven angels prepared themselves to sound. This implies that all things were being made ready for the great events to follow. Trumpets. The trumpet is used to give a signal. Usually it implied the march or charge of armies. See Joe 2:1,15; Jer 4:5 Eze 33:1-6. Sometimes it calls the people to worship. See Nu 31:6 1Ch 15:24. The reader will see that the first is likely to be the significance here.

Discussion for Revelation 8

  • 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.
  • 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.

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