English Standard Version
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.
King James Bible
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
Darby Bible Translation
And when it opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of them that had been slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held;
World English Bible
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been killed for the Word of God, and for the testimony of the Lamb which they had.
Young's Literal Translation
And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony that they held,
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Or lives. See on 3 John 1:2. He saw only blood, but blood and life were equivalent terms to the Hebrew.
They held (εἶχον)
Not held fast, but bore the testimony which was committed to them.
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And the LORD said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground.
and shall take part of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and the rest of the blood you shall pour out at the base of the altar.
And the priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense before the LORD that is in the tent of meeting, and all the rest of the blood of the bull he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance of the tent of meeting.
They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.
and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
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