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Revelation 6

The First Seal on the Scroll
1Then I saw the Lamb open one of the seven#6:1 Other mss omit seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder,#Rv 14:2; 19:6 “Come!” 2I looked, and there was a white horse.#Zch 6:1–3; Rv 19:11 Its rider held a bow;#Zch 9:13–14 a crown#Rv 14:14 was given to him, and he went out as a conqueror in order to conquer.#6:2 Or went out conquering and in order to conquer
The Second Seal
3When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4Then another horse went out, a fiery red one,#Zch 1:8; 6:2 and its rider was allowed to take peace from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And a large sword was given to him.#Mt 10:34
The Third Seal
5When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and there was a black horse.#Zch 6:2,6 Its rider held a set of scales in his hand.#1Sm 2:3; Jb 6:2; 31:6; Ps 62:9; Pr 16:2 6Then I heard something like a voice among the four living creatures say, “A quart of wheat for a denarius,#6:6 A denarius = one day’s wage and three quarts of barley for a denarius,#2Kg 6:25; 7:1 but do not harm the oil and the wine.”#Rv 7:3; 9:4
The Fourth Seal
7When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8And I looked, and there was a pale green#6:8 Or a greenish gray horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following after him.#Hs 13:14; Rv 1:18; 20:13 They were#6:8 Other mss read He was given authority#Mt 10:1; 28:18; Rv 9:3 over a fourth of the earth, to kill by the sword, by famine, by plague, and by the wild animals of the earth.#Jr 14:12; 15:2–3; 24:10; 29:17–18; Ezk 5:12,17; 14:21; 29:5
The Fifth Seal
9When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God and the testimony they had given.#6:9 Other mss add about the Lamb#Rv 1:2,9; 12:17; 19:10; 20:4 10They cried out with a loud voice, “Lord,#6:10 Or “Master the one who is holy and true,#Rv 3:7 how long until you judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood?#Dt 32:43; Ps 79:10; 119:84; Rv 19:211So they were each given a white robe, and they were told to rest a little while longer until the number would be completed of their fellow servants and their brothers and sisters, who were going to be killed just as they had been.
The Sixth Seal
12Then I saw him open#6:12 Or I saw when he opened the sixth seal. A violent earthquake occurred;#Rv 11:13; 16:18 the sun turned black like sackcloth#Is 13:10; 50:3; Jl 2:10; 3:15; Mt 24:29 made of hair; the entire moon#6:12 Or the full moon became like blood;#Jl 2:31; Ac 2:20 13the stars#6:13 Perhaps meteors of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind; 14the sky was split apart like a scroll being rolled up;#Is 34:4 and every mountain and island was moved from its place.#Ezk 38:20; Nah 1:5; Rv 16:20
15Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.#Jdg 6:2; 1Sm 13:6; Is 2:10,19,21; Heb 11:38 16And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us#Hs 10:8; Lk 23:30 from the face of the one seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17because the great day of their#6:17 Other mss read his wrath has come! And who is able to stand?” #1Sm 6:20; Ezr 9:15; Ps 1:5; 24:3; 76:7; 130:3; Jl 2:11; Mal 3:2

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