The Second Seal—War

When He broke the second seal, I heard the (A)second living creature saying, “Come[a].” And another, (B)a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to (C)take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.

The Third Seal—Famine

When He broke the third seal, I heard the (D)third living creature saying, “Come[b].” I looked, and behold, a (E)black horse; and he who sat on it had a (F)pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the (G)four living creatures saying, “A [c]quart of wheat for a [d]denarius, and three [e]quarts of barley for a [f]denarius; and (H)do not damage the oil and the wine.”

The Fourth Seal—Death

When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the (I)fourth living creature saying, “Come[g].” I looked, and behold, an [h](J)ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name (K)Death; and (L)Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, (M)to kill with sword and with famine and with [i]pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.

The Fifth Seal—Martyrs

When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw (N)underneath the (O)altar the (P)souls of those who had been slain (Q)because of the word of God, and because of the (R)testimony which they had maintained; 10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “(S)How long, O [j](T)Lord, (U)holy and true, [k]will You refrain from (V)judging and avenging our blood on (W)those who dwell on the earth?” 11 And (X)there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should (Y)rest for a little while longer, (Z)until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be (AA)completed also.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 6:3 One early ms reads and see
  2. Revelation 6:5 One early ms reads and see
  3. Revelation 6:6 Gr choenix; i.e. a dry measure almost equal to a qt
  4. Revelation 6:6 The denarius was equivalent to a day’s wages
  5. Revelation 6:6 Gr choenix; i.e. a dry measure almost equal to a qt
  6. Revelation 6:6 The denarius was equivalent to a day’s wages
  7. Revelation 6:7 One early ms reads and see
  8. Revelation 6:8 Or sickly pale
  9. Revelation 6:8 Or death
  10. Revelation 6:10 Or Master
  11. Revelation 6:10 Lit do You not judge and avenge