Revelation of John 6
The Seven Seals1Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of athe seven seals, and I heard bone of the four living creatures say cwith a voice like thunder, d“Come!” 2And I looked, and behold, ea white horse! And fits rider had a bow, and ga crown was given to him, and he came out hconquering, and to conquer.
3When he opened the second seal, I heard ithe second living creature say, “Come!” 4And out came another horse, jbright red. Its rider was permitted kto take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.
5When he opened the third seal, I heard the lthird living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, ma black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. 6And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, n“A quart ▼
▼Greek choinix, a dry measure equal to about a quartof wheat for a denarius ▼
▼A denarius was a day’s wage for a laborerand three quarts of barley for a denarius, and qdo not harm the oil and wine!”
7When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of rthe fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8And I looked, and behold, sa pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill twith sword and with famine and with pestilence and uby wild beasts of the earth.
9When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under vthe altar wthe souls of those who had been slain xfor the word of God and for ythe witness they had borne. 10They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, zholy and true, aahow long abbefore you will judge and acavenge our blood on adthose who dwell on the earth?” 11Then they were each given aea white robe and aftold to rest a little longer, aguntil the number of their fellow servants ▼
▼Greek fellow bondservantsand their brothers ▼
▼Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God’s family, the churchajshould be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.
12When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, akthere was a great earthquake, and althe sun became black as amsackcloth, the full moon became like blood, 13and anthe stars of the sky fell to the earth aoas the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. 14 apThe sky vanished aqlike a scroll that is being rolled up, and arevery mountain and island was removed from its place. 15Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave ▼
▼Or servant; Greek bondservantand free, athid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 aucalling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of avhim who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17for awthe great day of their wrath has come, and axwho can stand?”
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