(From: REVELATION #10 - 8:1-13)
G. 8:1-6 PRELUDE TO THE TRUMPS
1. 8:1-2 SILENCE AND TRUMPETS AT OPENING OF SEVENTH SEAL
a. 8:1 SILENCE AT THE SEVENTH SEAL
Kai HOtan Enoi-xen ten sphraGIda ten hebDOmen,
And when he opened the seventh :seal,
eGEne-to siGE en to ou-raNOhos heMIo-ron .
silence was in the heaven for about half an hour.
b. 8:2 SEVEN ANGELS - AND SEVEN TRUMPETS
kai EIdon tous hepTA anGElous hoi eNOpi-on tou TheOU heSTEka-sin ;
And I saw the seven angels that stand before :God;
kai eDOthe-san auTOIS hepTA SALpig-ges .
and seven trumpets were given them.
2. 8:3-5 FURTHER TRUMPET PREPARATION
a. 8:3 THE ANGEL AND INCENSE CENSER
Kai ALlos AGge-los ELthen kai esTAthe ePI tou thu-si-as-teRIou ,
And another angel came and stood over the altar,
Echon li-ba-noTON chruSOUN ; kai eDOthe auTOthu-miAma-ta polLA
having a golden censer; and much incense was given him
HIna DOsei tais pre-seuCHAIS ton haGIon PANton
that he should add it to the prayers of all the saints
ePI to thu-si-aSTEri-on to chruSOUN to eNOpi-on tou THROnou .
upon the golden :altar which wasbefore the throne.
b. 8:4 PRAYER INCENSE BEFORE GOD
kai aNEbeho kapNOS ton thu-mi-aMAton tais pro-seuCHAIS ton haGIon
And the smoke of the incense for the prayers of the saints
ek cheiROS  tou agGElou eNOpi-on tou TheOU.
went up before :God out of the angel's hand.
c. 8:5 FIRE INCENSE CAST ON EARTH
kai EIle-phen ho AGge-los ton li-ba-noTON ; kai eGEmi-sen auTON ek tou puROS tou thu-si-a-steRIou,
And the angel took the censer; and filled it from the fire of the altar,
kai Eba-len  eis ten gen: kai eGEnon-to bronTAI ,
and cast it unto the earth: and thunders came,
kai phoNAI , kai as-traPAI , kai seisMOS .
and voices, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
3. 8:6 PREPARATION TO TRUMP
Kai hoi hepTA AGge-loi hoi Echon-tes tas hepTA SALpig-gas .
And the seven angels that hadthe seven trumps
heTOIma-sin auTOUS HIna salPIso-sin.
prepared themselves to trump.
H. 8:7-12 FIRST FOUR TRUMPS: DESTRUCTION ON EARTH AND HEAVEN
1. 8:7 FIRST TRUMP: ONE THIRD OF EARTH BURNT
Kai ho PROtos eSALpi-sen , kai eGEne-to CHAla-za kai pur ,
And the first trumped, and therewas hail and fire,
me-migMEna  en HAIma-ti , kai eBLEtheeis ten gen:
mingled with blood, and it was cast unto the earth:
kai to TRIton tes ges ka-teKAe,
and the third of the earth was burnt up,
kai to TRIton ton DENdron ka-teKAe , kai pas CHORtos chloROS ka-teKAe.
and the third of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
2. 8:8-9 SECOND TRUMP: ONE THIRD OF SEA-LIFE DESTROYED
Kai ho DEUte-ras AGge-los eSALpi-sen , kai hos
And the second angel trumped, and as if
Oros  MEga puRI  kaiOme-non  eBLEtheeis ten THAlas-san :
a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea:
kai eGEne-to to TRIton tes thaLASses HAIma;
and the third of the sea became blood;
kai aPEtha-ne  to TRIton ton ktisMAton ton en tethaLASse,
9and the third of the creatures which werein the sea died,
ta Echon-ta psuCHAS ; kai to TRIton ton PLOIon di-ephTHAre-san .
they that had souls; and the third of the ships were destroyed.
3. 8:10-11 THIRD TRUMP: WORMWOOD DESTROYS ONE THIRD OF WATERS
Kai ho TRItos AGge-los eSALpi-sen , kai Epe-sen  ek tou ou-raNOU asTER MEgas,
And the third angel trumped, and a great star fell from the heaven,
kaiOme-nos  hos lamPAS , kai Epe-sen ePI to TRIton ton po-taMON ,
burning as a torch, and fell upon the third of the rivers,
kai ePI tas peGAS ton huDAton ;
and upon the fountains of the waters;
kai to Ono-ma  tou aSTEros  LEge-tai ho Apsin-thos :
11and the name of the star is called :Wormwood:
kai eGEne-to to TRIton ton huDAton eis Apsin-thon ;
and the third of the waters became wormwood;
kai polLOI ton anTHROpon aPEtha-non ek ton huDAton, HOti e-piKRANthe-san .
and many :men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
4. 8:12 FOURTH TRUMP: ONE THIRD OF LUMINARIES SMITTEN
Kai ho TEtar-tos AGge-los eSALpi-sin , kai ePLEgeto TRIton tou heLIou ,
And the fourth angel trumped, and the third partof the sun was smitten,
kai to TRIton tes seLEnes , kai to TRIton ton aSTEron ;
and the third of the moon, and the third of the stars;
HIna sko-tisTHEto TRIton auTON, kai he heMEra
that the third of them should be darkened, and the day
mePHAne to TRIton auTES, kai he nux hoMOIos.
should not shine for the third of it, and the night likewise.
I. 8:13. WARNING OF WOE FOR THE LAST THREE TRUMPS
Kai EIdon, kai Ekou-sa heNOS a-eTOU , pe-toMEnou en me-sou-raNEma-ti ,
And I saw, and I heard one eagle, flying in mid heaven,
LEgon-tes phoNEmeGAle, OuAI , ouAI, ouAI,
saying with a great voice, Woe, woe, woe,
tous ka-toiKOUNtas  ePI tes ges ek ton loiPON phoNON 
for the earth-dweller by reason ofthe remaining voices
tes SALpig-gos ton triON agGElon, ton melLONton salPIzein .
of the trumpet of the three angels, who are yetto trump.
NOTE: 8:1-2 - The opening of the seventh seal by the Lamb - opens the door for the seven trumps. But before this happens, there is silence in heaven for about half an hour! Thisis most unusual, and precedes the preparation for the 7 trumps. It releases great activity of specific angels, who make use of the prayers of the saints for these judgments. The judgments represent the wrath of God from the Throne, and of the Lamb. No doubt the prayers of the martyrs asking for vengeance, have much to do with this. Many of David's prayers are very parallel to the prayers of NT martyrs. Modernists, humanists and liberals hate these portions of Scripture. Because they have chosennot to believeGod's Word, perhaps they have a hidden fear that such will be theirfate. For there isa heaven to gain, and a hell to shun. Hell was notprepared for men, but for the devil and his angels - but if man chooses to join Satan in his pride and rebellion, then man appoints himself to a shared fate.
Seven angels receive the seven trumps. Each follows in intensity after the seven seals. Saints are notappointed to God's wrath, and as Israel in Egypt - in Goshen were spared the majority of the the 10 plagues on Pharaoh, a type of Satan - so saints living in these last days will be spared the trumps of God's wrath in little Goshens throughout the earth.
8:7-12 - Look at the first four trumps. The first brings great destruction upon earth. Likewise the second. The third increases God's wrath upon earth. And the fourth is the severest of all.
Finally, there is a 3-fold warning by a flying eagle concerning the last 3 trumps. No wonder many readers of this book find it to be a “scary” book.
Those who talk of God as onlya God of love in the NT - forget completely portions of the NT such as prophecies of Jesus and His apostles throughout, and especially this last book of the “beloved” apostle John. He with his brother James were nick-named “Boanerges” - sons of thunder! It is fitting therefore that John should record Jesus' revelation through the angel concerning the end times, and the fitting punishment upon mankind who have chosen to be anti-semitic concerning Israel - and anti-Christ concerning the true church of Christ's saints. “Be not deceived; God is notmocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall healso reap. Because who sows unto his :flesh shallof the flesh reap corruption; but who sows unto the Spirit shallof the Spirit reap eternal life” (Galatians 6:7-8).These are the words of the Lord through His apostle Paul by the Holy Spirit. J.A.W.