3Another angel came and stood at the altar,#Altar: there seems to be only one altar in the heavenly temple, corresponding to the altar of holocausts in Rev 6:9, and here to the altar of incense in Jerusalem; cf. also Rev 9:13; 11:1; 14:18; 16:7. holding a gold censer. He was given a great quantity of incense to offer, along with the prayers of all the holy ones, on the gold altar that was before the throne.#c. [8:3] Ps 141:2; Tb 12:12. 4The smoke of the incense along with the prayers of the holy ones went up before God from the hand of the angel.