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Revelation 8:4

    Revelation 8:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.

    Definitions for Revelation 8:4

    Angel - Messenger.
    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 8:4

    The smoke of the incense - with the prayers - Though incense itself be an emblem of the prayers of the saints, Psalm 141:2; yet here they are said to ascend before God, as well as the incense. It is not said that the angel presents these prayers. He presents the incense, and the prayers ascend With it. The ascending of the incense shows that the prayers and offering were accepted.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 8:4

    And the smoke of the incense ... - The smoke caused by the burning incense. John, as he saw this, naturally interpreted it of the prayers of the saints. The meaning of the whole symbol, thus explained, is that, at the time referred to, the anxiety of the church in regard to the events which were about to occur would naturally lead to much prayer. It is not necessary to attempt to verify this by any distinct historical facts, for no one can doubt that, in a time of such impending calamities, the church would be earnestly engaged in devotion. Such has always been the case in times of danger; and it may always be assumed to be true, that when danger threatens, whether it be to the church at large or to an individual Christian, there will be a resort to the throne of grace.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.