Revelation 6:10
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English Standard Version
They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”

King James Bible
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

American Standard Version
and they cried with a great voice, saying, How long, O Master, the holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Lord (holy and true) dost thou not judge and revenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

English Revised Version
and they cried with a great voice, saying, How long, O Master, the holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Webster's Bible Translation
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Weymouth New Testament
And now in loud voices they cried out, saying, "How long, O Sovereign Lord, the holy One and the true, dost Thou delay judgment and the taking of vengeance upon the inhabitants of the earth for our blood?"

Revelation 6:10 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

They cried (ἔκραζον)

See on Mark 5:5.

How long (ἕως πότε)

Lit., until when. Compare Zechariah 1:12.

O Lord (ὁ δεσπότης)

See on 2 Peter 2:1. Only here in Revelation. Addressed to God rather than to Christ, and breathing, as Professor Milligan remarks, "the feeling of Old Testament rather than of New Testament relation." Compare Acts 4:24; Jde 1:4.

True (ἀληθινὸς)

See on John 1:9; see on Revelation 3:7.

Judge (κρίνεις)

Originally the verb means to separate; thence the idea of selection: to pick out, and so to discriminate or judge.

Avenge (ἐκδικεῖς)

Compare Luke 18:3; Romans 12:19.

On the earth (ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς)

Earth, in Revelation, is generally to be understood of the ungodly earth.

Revelation 6:10 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they cried.

Genesis 4:10 And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood cries to me from the ground.

Psalm 9:12 When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he forgets not the cry of the humble.

Luke 18:7,8 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to him, though he bear long with them...

Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things that that of Abel.

How.

Psalm 13:1 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you hide your face from me?

Psalm 35:17 Lord, how long will you look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

Psalm 74:9,10 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows how long...

Psalm 94:3,4 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph...

Daniel 8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said to that certain saint which spoke...

Daniel 12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was on the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

Zechariah 1:12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long will you not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah...

holy. See on ch.

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things said he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David...

Revelation 15:3,4 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works...

dost.

Revelation 11:18 And the nations were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged...

Revelation 16:5-7 And I heard the angel of the waters say, You are righteous, O Lord, which are, and were, and shall be, because you have judged thus...

Revelation 18:20,24 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her...

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication...

Deuteronomy 32:36-43 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he sees that their power is gone...

Judges 16:28 And Samson called to the LORD, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray you, and strengthen me, I pray you...

1 Samuel 24:12 The LORD judge between me and you, and the LORD avenge me of you: but my hand shall not be on you.

Psalm 58:10,11 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked...

Isaiah 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

Isaiah 63:1-6 Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel...

Luke 21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay...

2 Thessalonians 1:6-8 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you...

avenge. This seal seems a prediction of the terrible persecution of the church under Dioclesian and Maximian, from A.D.

270 to

304, which lasted longer, and was far more bloody, than any or all by which it was preceded, whence it was called 'the aera of the martyrs.'

Cross References
Genesis 4:10
And the LORD said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground.

Deuteronomy 32:43
"Rejoice with him, O heavens; bow down to him, all gods, for he avenges the blood of his children and takes vengeance on his adversaries. He repays those who hate him and cleanses his people's land."

Psalm 79:10
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants be known among the nations before our eyes!

Psalm 119:84
How long must your servant endure? When will you judge those who persecute me?

Daniel 8:13
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the one who spoke, "For how long is the vision concerning the regular burnt offering, the transgression that makes desolate, and the giving over of the sanctuary and host to be trampled underfoot?"

Zechariah 1:12
Then the angel of the LORD said, 'O LORD of hosts, how long will you have no mercy on Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, against which you have been angry these seventy years?'

Luke 2:29
"Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;

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