Bible: Revelation 6:1-17
The Seven Seals
6:1 I looked on when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a thunderous voice, 1 “Come!” 2 6:2 So 3 I looked, 4 and here came 5 a white horse! The 6 one who rode it 7 had a bow, and he was given a crown, 8 and as a conqueror 9 he rode out to conquer.
6:3 Then 10 when the Lamb 11 opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come!” 6:4 And another horse, fiery red, 12 came out, and the one who rode it 13 was granted permission 14 to take peace from the earth, so that people would butcher 15 one another, and he was given a huge sword.
6:5 Then 16 when the Lamb opened the third seal I heard the third living creature saying, “Come!” So 17 I looked, 18 and here came 19 a black horse! The 20 one who rode it 21 had a balance scale 22 in his hand. 6:6 Then 23 I heard something like a voice from among the four living creatures saying, “A quart 24 of wheat will cost a day’s pay 25 and three quarts of barley will cost a day’s pay. But 26 do not damage the olive oil and the wine!”
6:7 Then 27 when the Lamb opened the fourth seal I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come!” 6:8 So 28 I looked 29 and here came 30 a pale green 31 horse! The 32 name of the one who rode it 33 was Death, and Hades followed right behind. 34 They 35 were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill its population with the sword, 36 famine, and disease, 37 and by the wild animals of the earth.
6:9 Now 38 when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been violently killed 39 because of the word of God and because of the testimony they had given. 6:10 They 40 cried out with a loud voice, 41 “How long, 42 Sovereign Master, 43 holy and true, before you judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood?” 6:11 Each 44 of them was given a long white robe and they were told to rest for a little longer, until the full number was reached 45 of both their fellow servants 46 and their brothers who were going to be killed just as they had been.
6:12 Then 47 I looked when the Lamb opened the sixth seal, and a huge 48 earthquake took place; the sun became as black as sackcloth made of hair, 49 and the full moon became blood red; 50 6:13 and the stars in the sky 51 fell to the earth like a fig tree dropping 52 its unripe figs 53 when shaken by a fierce 54 wind. 6:14 The sky 55 was split apart 56 like a scroll being rolled up, 57 and every mountain and island was moved from its place. 6:15 Then 58 the kings of the earth, the 59 very important people, the generals, 60 the rich, the powerful, and everyone, slave 61 and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 6:16 They 62 said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who is seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 63 6:17 because the great day of their 64 wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?” 65