Revelation 6:15
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English Standard Version
Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains,

King James Bible
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

American Standard Version
And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and the chief captains, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and tribunes, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of mountains:

English Revised Version
And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and the chief captains, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bond-man, and every free-man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

Weymouth New Testament
The kings of the earth and the great men, the military chiefs, the wealthy and the powerful--all, whether slaves or free men--hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,

Revelation 6:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Of the earth

See on Revelation 6:10.

Great men (μεγιστᾶνες)

Rev., princes. See on high captains, Mark 6:21.

Chief captains (χιλίαρχοι)

See on Mark 6:21, and see on centurion, Luke 7:2.

The mighty (οἱ δυνατοὶ)

The best texts read οἱ ἰσχυροὶ. Rev., the strong. For the difference in meaning, see on the kindred words δύναμις and ἰσχύς might and power, 2 Peter 2:11.

Every free man

Omit every, and read as Rev., every bondman and free man.

In the dens (εἰς τὰ σπήλαια)

Rev., caves. The preposition εἰς into implies running for shelter into.

Rocks (πέτρας)

See on Matthew 16:18.

Revelation 6:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the kings.

Revelation 18:9-11 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall mourn her, and lament for her...

Revelation 19:13-21 And he was clothed with a clothing dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God...

Job 34:19,20 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor...

Psalm 2:10-12 Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth...

Psalm 49:1,2 Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world...

Psalm 76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Psalm 110:5,6 The Lord at your right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath...

Isaiah 24:21,22 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high...

hid.

Joshua 10:16,17 But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah...

Judges 6:2 And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel...

1 Samuel 13:6 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide themselves in caves...

Isaiah 2:10,19 Enter into the rock, and hide you in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty...

Isaiah 42:22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey...

Micah 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth...

Hebrews 11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

Cross References
Genesis 3:8
And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

Isaiah 2:10
Enter into the rock and hide in the dust from before the terror of the LORD, and from the splendor of his majesty.

Isaiah 2:19
And people shall enter the caves of the rocks and the holes of the ground, from before the terror of the LORD, and from the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to terrify the earth.

Isaiah 24:21
On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven, and the kings of the earth, on the earth.

Revelation 18:23
and the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.

Revelation 19:18
to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great."

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