I looked, and behold, an [a](A)ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name (B)Death; and (C)Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, (D)to kill with sword and with famine and with [b]pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.

The Fifth Seal—Martyrs

When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw (E)underneath the (F)altar the (G)souls of those who had been slain (H)because of the word of God, and because of the (I)testimony which they had maintained; 10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “(J)How long, O [c](K)Lord, (L)holy and true, [d]will You refrain from (M)judging and avenging our blood on (N)those who dwell on the earth?”

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 6:8 Or sickly pale
  2. Revelation 6:8 Or death
  3. Revelation 6:10 Or Master
  4. Revelation 6:10 Lit do You not judge and avenge

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