Seven angels with seven trumpets (Rev 8:2)

“I saw

The seven angels

Who stand

Before God.

Seven trumpets

Were given

To them.”

καὶ εἶδον τοὺς ἑπτὰ ἀγγέλους οἳ ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ ἑστήκασιν, καὶ ἐδόθησαν αὐτοῖς ἑπτὰ σάλπιγγες.

John said, “I saw (καὶ εἶδον) the seven angels (τοὺς ἑπτὰ ἀγγέλους) who stand before God (οἳ ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ ἑστήκασιν).  Seven trumpets (ἑπτὰ σάλπιγγες) were given to them (καὶ ἐδόθησαν αὐτοῖς).”  After this half hour of silence, John saw seven more angels standing before God.  These seven angels had seven trumpets.  It is not clear who gave the trumpets to these angels.  These seven angels are often referred to as the seven archangels in Hebrew literature, but that terminology was not used here.  What do you know about angels?

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