Chapter 6Revelation of John


1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living beings saying as with a voice of thunder, Come. 2 And I saw, and lo, a white horse, and who sat thereon had a bow; and a crown was given him: and he came forth conquering, and to conquer. 3 And when he opened the second :seal, I heard the second living being saying, Come. 4 And another came forth, a red horse: and to the one sitting thereon it was given [him] to take the peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another: and a great sword was given him. 5 And when he opened the third :seal, I heard the third living being saying, Come. And I saw, and lo, a black horse; and who sat thereon had a balance in his :hand. 6 And I heard as a voice amidst the four living beings saying, A quart of wheat for a shilling, and three quarts of barley for a shilling, and the oil and the wine hurt thou not. 7 And when he opened the fourth :seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living being saying, Come. 8 And I saw, and lo, a pale horse: and who sat upon him, his name was †:Death; and :Hades followed with him. And authority was given them over the fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, and with famine, and with death, and by the beasts of the earth. 9 And when he opened the fifth :seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of the slain for the word of :God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 and they cried with a great voice, saying, How long, :Master, the holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our :blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And to each of them a white robe was given; and it was said to them, that they should rest yet a little time, until their :fellow-bondmen also and their :brethren, who are to be killed even as they, be fulfilled in number. 12 And I saw when he opened the sixth :seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood; 13 and the stars of the heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree shaken of a great wind casteth her unripe figs. 14 And the heaven was removed as a †scroll when rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their :places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the magnates, and the †chief captains, and the rich, and the strong, and every one bond and free, hid themselves into the caves and into the rocks of the mountains; 16 and they say to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of the one sitting on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 because the great :day of their :wrath is come; and who can stand?