Revelation 8:3
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English Standard Version
And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne,

King James Bible
And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

American Standard Version
And another angel came and stood over the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should add it unto the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And another angel came, and stood before the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer of the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar, which is before the throne of God.

English Revised Version
And another angel came and stood over the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should add it unto the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

Webster's Bible Translation
And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

Weymouth New Testament
And another angel came and stood close to the altar, carrying a censer of gold; and abundance of incense was given to him that he might place it with the prayers of all God's people upon the golden altar which was in front of the throne.

Revelation 8:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

At the altar (ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον)

The best texts read θυσιαστηρίου, which justifies the Rev., "over the altar." For altar, see on Revelation 6:9. Interpreters differ as to whether the altar meant is the brazen altar, as in Revelation 6:9, or the altar of incense, as in Revelation 9:13. There seems to be no reason for changing the reference from the brazen altar (see on Revelation 6:9), especially as both altars are mentioned in this verse. The officiating priest in the tabernacle or temple took the fire for his censer from the brazen altar, and then offered the incense upon the golden altar.

Censer

See on Revelation 5:8.

Incense

See on Revelation 5:8.

Offer it with the prayers (δώσῃ ταῖς προσευχαῖς)

Lit., should give it unto the prayers. Rev., add it unto the prayers. So that the prayers and the incense might ascend together. Προσευχή is always used of prayer to God.

Golden altar

The altar of incense. Exodus 30:1-6; Exodus 39:38.

Revelation 8:3 Parallel Commentaries

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another.

Revelation 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels...

Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was on his head...

See on

Genesis 48:15,16 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk...

Exodus 3:2-18 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the middle of a bush: and he looked, and, behold...

Acts 7:30-32 And when forty years were expired...

stood.

Revelation 9:13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

Exodus 30:1-8 And you shall make an altar to burn incense on: of shittim wood shall you make it...

2 Chronicles 26:16-20 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God...

Romans 8:34 Who is he that comdemns? It is Christ that died, yes rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God...

Hebrews 7:25 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

having.

Leviticus 16:12 And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD...

1 Kings 7:50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold...

Hebrews 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna...

much.

Leviticus 16:13 And he shall put the incense on the fire before the LORD...

Numbers 16:46,47 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly to the congregation...

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles...

offer it with the prayers. or, add it to the prayers.

Revelation 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps...

Psalm 141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before you as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Luke 1:10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.

Hebrews 4:15,16 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are...

Hebrews 10:19-22 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus...

1 John 2:1,2 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...

the golden.

Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God...

Revelation 9:13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

Exodus 37:25,26 And he made the incense altar of shittim wood: the length of it was a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare...

Exodus 40:26 And he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation before the veil:

Cross References
Exodus 30:1
"You shall make an altar on which to burn incense; you shall make it of acacia wood.

Exodus 30:3
You shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and around its sides and its horns. And you shall make a molding of gold around it.

Numbers 4:11
And over the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue and cover it with a covering of goatskin, and shall put in its poles.

Numbers 7:62
one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense;

Psalm 141:2
Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!

Isaiah 6:6
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar.

Ezekiel 41:22
an altar of wood, three cubits high, two cubits long, and two cubits broad. Its corners, its base, and its walls were of wood. He said to me, "This is the table that is before the LORD."

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