Revelation 6
Holman Christian Standard Bible

The First Seal on the Scroll

1Then I sawa the Lamb open one of the sevenb seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder,cCome! ”d, e 2I looked, and there was a white horse.f The horseman on it had a bow;g a crownh was given to him, and he went out as a victor to conquer.i

The Second Seal

3When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come! ”j, k 4Then another horse went out, a fiery red one,l and its horseman was empoweredm to take peace from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And a large sword was given to him.n

The Third Seal

5When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come! ”o, p And I looked, and there was a black horse.q The horseman on it had a set of scales in his hand.r 6Then I heard something like a voice among the four living creatures say, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denariuss — but do not harm the olive oil and the wine.” t

The Fourth Seal

7When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come! ”u, v 8And I looked, and there was a pale greenw horse. The horseman on it was named Death, and Hades was following after him.x Authority was given to themy, z over a fourth of the earth, to kill by the sword, by famine, by plague, and by the wild animals of the earth.aa

The Fifth Seal

9When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the peopleab slaughtered because of God’s word and the testimony they had.ac, ad 10They cried out with a loud voice: “Lord,ae the One who is holy and true,af how long until You judge and avenge our blood from those who live on the earth?ag ” 11So a white robe was given to each of them, and they were told to rest a little while longer until the number would be completed of their fellow slaves and their brothers, who were going to be killed just as they had been.

The Sixth Seal

12Then I saw Him openah the sixth seal. A violent earthquake occurred;ai the sun turned black like sackclothaj made of goat hair; the entire moonak became like blood;al 13the starsam of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind; 14the sky separated like a scroll being rolled up;an and every mountain and island was moved from its place.ao

15Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the military commanders, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.ap 16And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide usaq from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17because the great day of Theirar wrath has come! And who is able to stand? ”as


Footnotes:
a. 6:1 Lit saw when
b. 6:1 Other mss omit seven
c. 6:1 Rv 14:2; 19:6
d. 6:1 Other mss add and see
e. 6:1 Or Go!
f. 6:2 Zch 6:1-3; Rv 19:11
g. 6:2 Zch 9:13-14
h. 6:2 Rv 14:14
i. 6:2 Lit went out conquering and in order to conquer
j. 6:3 Other mss add and see
k. 6:3 Or Go!
l. 6:4 Zch 1:8; 6:2
m. 6:4 Or was granted ; lit was given
n. 6:4 Mt 10:34
o. 6:5 Other mss add and see
p. 6:5 Or Go!
q. 6:5 Zch 6:2,6
r. 6:5 1Sm 2:3; Jb 6:2; 31:6; Ps 62:9; Pr 16:2
s. 6:6 2Kg 6:25; 7:1
t. 6:6 Rv 7:3; 9:4
u. 6:7 Other mss add and see
v. 6:7 Or Go!
w. 6:8 Or a greenish gray
x. 6:8 Hs 13:14; Rv 1:18; 20:13
y. 6:8 Other mss read him
z. 6:8 Mt 10:1; 28:18; Rv 9:3
aa. 6:8 Jr 14:12; 15:2-3; 24:10; 29:17-18; Ezk 5:12,17; 14:21; 29:5
ab. 6:9 Lit souls
ac. 6:9 Other mss add about the Lamb
ad. 6:9 Rv 1:2,9; 12:17; 19:10; 20:4
ae. 6:10 Or Master
af. 6:10 Rv 3:7
ag. 6:10 Dt 32:43; Ps 79:10; 119:84; Rv 19:2
ah. 6:12 Lit I saw when He opened
ai. 6:12 Rv 11:13; 16:18
aj. 6:12 Is 50:3; 13:10; Joel 2:10; 3:15; Matt. 24:29
ak. 6:12 Or the full moon
al. 6:12 Jl 2:31; Ac 2:20
am. 6:13 Perhaps meteors
an. 6:14 Is 34:4
ao. 6:14 Ezk 38:20; Nah 1:5; Rv 16:20
ap. 6:15 Jdg 6:2; 1Sm 13:6; Is 2:10,19,21; Heb 11:38
aq. 6:16 Hs 10:8; Lk 23:30
ar. 6:17 Other mss read His
as. 6:17 1Sm 6:20; Ezr 9:15; Ps 1:5; 24:3; 76:7; 130:3; Jl 2:11; Mal 3:2
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