Ketuvim Netzarim: Revelation Chapter 8

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the Messengers of the elements and natural phenomena

The Silence in Heaven and the Seven Shofarot

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8:1 And when he had opened the seventh Chotam (seal), there was silence in shamayim about the space of half an hour.

8:2 And I saw the seven messengers which stood before Elohim (אלהים); and to them were given seven Shofarot.

8:3 And another messenger came and stood at the mitzbe'ach, having a golden makhtah; and there was given to him much ketoreth, that he should offer [it] with the tefillot of all Kedoshim upon the golden mitzbe'ach which was before the kes (throne).

8:4 And the smoke of the ketoreth, [which came] with the tefillot of the Kedoshim, ascended up before Elohim (אלהים) out of the messenger's hand.

8:5 And the messenger took the makhtah, and filled it with fire of the mitzbe'ach, and cast [it] into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

8:6 And the seven malakim (messengers) which had the seven Shofarot prepared themselves to sound.

8:7 The first messenger sounded the shofar, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

8:8 And the second messenger sounded the shofar, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the yam (sea): and the third part of the yam (sea) became blood;

8:9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the yam (sea), and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

8:10 And the third messenger sounded the shofar, and there fell a great star from shamayim, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

8:11 And the name of the star is called לענה La`anah: and the third part of the waters became לענה La`anah; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

8:12 And the fourth messenger sounded the shofar, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

8:13 And I beheld, and heard an messenger flying through the midst of shamayim, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the shofar of the three malakim (messengers), which are yet to sound!


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The variation stars in Greek Text

the Messengers of the elements and natural phenomena

The seven messenger seem to be mention in the  Sefer Yovelim  Chapter two verse 2 For the first day He created the heavens which are above and the earth and the waters and all the ruachot which serve before Him

Devarim 29:18  so that there may not be among you man or woman or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from YEHOVAH our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations, and that there may not be among you a root bearing bitterness or la'anah (wormwood);

Proverbs 5:4  But in the end she is bitter as la'anah (wormwood), Sharp as a two-edged sword. Tzva'ot

YirmeYahu 9:15  therefore thus says YEHOVAH Tzva'ot, Elohei Yisrael: "Behold, I will feed them, this people, with la'anah (wormwood), and give them water of gall to drink.

Yirmeyahu 23:15  "Therefore thus says YEHOVAH of hosts concerning the prophets: 'Behold, I will feed them with la'anah (wormwood), And make them drink the water of gall; For from the prophets of Jerusalem Profaneness has gone out into all the land.' "

Lam 3:15  He has filled me with bitterness, He has made me drink wormwood.

Lam 3:19  Remember my affliction and roaming, The wormwood and the gall.

Amos 5:7  You who turn justice to wormwood, And lay righteousness to rest in the earth!"

Amos 6:12  Do horses run on rocks? Does one plow there with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into gall, And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,

Hisgalus 8:11  The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.

Hebrew 12:15  See to it that no one falls short of the favour of Elohim, that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, by which many become defiled,