Bible: Rev. 6:3-11; 9:15, 18; 11:13
6:3 Then 1 when the Lamb 2 opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come!” 6:4 And another horse, fiery red, 3 came out, and the one who rode it 4 was granted permission 5 to take peace from the earth, so that people would butcher 6 one another, and he was given a huge sword.
6:5 Then 7 when the Lamb opened the third seal I heard the third living creature saying, “Come!” So 8 I looked, 9 and here came 10 a black horse! The 11 one who rode it 12 had a balance scale 13 in his hand. 6:6 Then 14 I heard something like a voice from among the four living creatures saying, “A quart 15 of wheat will cost a day’s pay 16 and three quarts of barley will cost a day’s pay. But 17 do not damage the olive oil and the wine!”
6:7 Then 18 when the Lamb opened the fourth seal I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come!” 6:8 So 19 I looked 20 and here came 21 a pale green 22 horse! The 23 name of the one who rode it 24 was Death, and Hades followed right behind. 25 They 26 were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill its population with the sword, 27 famine, and disease, 28 and by the wild animals of the earth.
6:9 Now 29 when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been violently killed 30 because of the word of God and because of the testimony they had given. 6:10 They 31 cried out with a loud voice, 32 “How long, 33 Sovereign Master, 34 holy and true, before you judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood?” 6:11 Each 35 of them was given a long white robe and they were told to rest for a little longer, until the full number was reached 36 of both their fellow servants 37 and their brothers who were going to be killed just as they had been.
The Curse of Canaan
9:18 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Now Ham was the father of Canaan.) 5