When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under (A)the altar (B)the souls of those who had been slain (C)for the word of God and for (D)the witness they had borne. 10 They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, (E)holy and true, (F)how long (G)before you will judge and (H)avenge our blood on (I)those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then they were each given (J)a white robe and (K)told to rest a little longer, (L)until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers[a] (M)should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.

12 When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, (N)there was a great earthquake, and (O)the sun became black as (P)sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, 13 and (Q)the stars of the sky fell to the earth (R)as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. 14 (S)The sky vanished (T)like a scroll that is being rolled up, and (U)every mountain and island was removed from its place. 15 Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave[b] and free, (V)hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 (W)calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of (X)him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 for (Y)the great day of their wrath has come, and (Z)who can stand?”

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 6:11 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters
  2. Revelation 6:15 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface

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