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1Then I looked on as the Lamb opened one of the seven seals. I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come!" 2So I looked, and there was a white horse. Its rider held a bow and was given a crown. And he went forth from victory to victory.
3When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" 4Out came another horse, fiery red. Its rider was allowed to take peace from the earth so that people would kill each other. He was given a large sword.
5When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" So I looked, and there was a black horse. Its rider held a balance for weighing in his hand. 6I heard what sounded like a voice from among the four living creatures. It said, "A quart of wheat for a denarion,#A denarion was a day’s pay for a laborer. and three quarts of barley for a denarion, but don’t damage the olive oil and the wine."
7When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" 8So I looked, and there was a pale green horse. Its rider’s name was Death, and the Grave was following right behind. They were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill by sword, famine, disease, and the wild animals of the earth.
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