Revelation of John 6

The Seven Seals

1Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of a  the seven seals, and I heard b  one of the four living creatures say c  with a voice like thunder d  Come!” 2And I looked, and behold e  a white horse! And f  its rider had a bow, and g  a crown was given to him, and he came out h  conquering, and to conquer.

3When he opened the second seal, I heard i  the second living creature say, “Come!” 4And out came another horse j  bright red. Its rider was permitted k  to 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 l  third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold m  a 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 quart
of wheat for a denarius
A  denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and q  do not harm the oil and wine!”

7When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of r  the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8And I looked, and behold s  a 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 t  with sword and with famine and with pestilence and u  by wild beasts of the earth.

9When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under v  the altar w  the souls of those who had been slain x  for the word of God and for y  the witness they had borne. 10They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, z  holy and true, aa  how long ab  before you will judge and ac  avenge our blood on ad  those who dwell on the earth?” 11Then they were each given ae  a white robe and af  told to rest a little longer ag  until the number of their fellow servants
Greek  fellow bondservants
and 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 church
aj  should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.

12When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold ak  there was a great earthquake, and al  the sun became black as am  sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, 13and an  the stars of the sky fell to the earth ao  as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. 14 ap  The sky vanished aq  like a scroll that is being rolled up, and ar  every 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 bondservant
and free at  hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains,
16 au  calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of av  him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17for aw  the great day of their wrath has come, and ax  who can stand?”

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