for the Lamb who is in the middle of the throne shepherds them
and leads them to springs of life-giving waters.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.
Another angel came and stood over the altar, having a golden censer. Much incense was given to him, that he should add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne.
The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand.
There were also others, two criminals, led with him to be put to death.
When they came to the place that is called “The Skull”, they crucified him there with the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”
Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots. The people stood watching.
The rulers with them also scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others. Let him save himself, if this is the Christ of God, his chosen one!”
An inscription was also written over him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew:
“THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”