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 

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