Zechariah 6:2
New International Version
The first chariot had red horses, the second black,

New Living Translation
The first chariot was pulled by red horses, the second by black horses,

English Standard Version
The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses,

Berean Study Bible
The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses,

New American Standard Bible
With the first chariot were red horses, with the second chariot black horses,

King James Bible
In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

Christian Standard Bible
The first chariot had chestnut horses, the second chariot black horses,

Contemporary English Version
The first chariot was pulled by red horses, and the second by black horses;

Good News Translation
The first chariot was pulled by red horses, the second by black horses,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The first chariot had red horses, the second chariot black horses,

International Standard Version
Attached to the first chariot were red horses. Attached to the second chariot were black horses.

NET Bible
Harnessed to the first chariot were red horses, to the second black horses,

New Heart English Bible
In the first chariot were red horses; in the second chariot black horses;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The first chariot had red horses. The second had black horses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

New American Standard 1977
With the first chariot were red horses, with the second chariot black horses,

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the first chariot were red horses and in the second chariot black horses;

King James 2000 Bible
Before the first chariot were red horses; and before the second chariot black horses;

American King James Version
In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

American Standard Version
In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the first chariot were red horses, and in the second chariot black horses.

Darby Bible Translation
In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

English Revised Version
In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

Webster's Bible Translation
In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

World English Bible
In the first chariot were red horses; in the second chariot black horses;

Young's Literal Translation
In the first chariot are red horses, and in the second chariot brown horses,
Study Bible
The Vision of the Four Chariots
1And again I lifted up my eyes and saw four chariots coming out from between two mountains—mountains of bronze. 2The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses, 3the third white horses, and the fourth dappled horses—all of them strong.…
Cross References
Revelation 6:4
Then another horse went forth. It was bright red, and its rider was granted permission to take peace from the earth and to make men slay one another. And he was given a great sword.

Revelation 6:5
And when the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" Then I looked and saw a black horse, and its rider held in his hand a pair of scales.

Zechariah 1:8
I looked out into the night and saw a man riding on a red horse that stood among the myrtle trees in the hollow. Behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.

Treasury of Scripture

In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

red.

Zechariah 1:8
I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.

Revelation 6:2-5
And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer…

Revelation 12:3
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

black.

Zechariah 6:6
The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country.

Revelation 6:5,6
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand…







Lexicon
The first
הָרִֽאשֹׁנָ֖ה (hā·ri·šō·nāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7223: First, in place, time, rank

chariot
בַּמֶּרְכָּבָ֥ה (bam·mer·kā·ḇāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4818: A chariot

had red
אֲדֻמִּ֑ים (’ă·ḏum·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 122: Rosy

horses,
סוּסִ֣ים (sū·sîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

the second
הַשֵּׁנִ֖ית (haš·šê·nîṯ)
Article | Number - ordinal feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8145: Second (an ordinal number)

black
שְׁחֹרִֽים׃ (šə·ḥō·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7838: Dusky, jetty

horses,
סוּסִ֥ים (sū·sîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)
Verse 2. - Red horses (see note on Zechariah 1:8). The colours of the horses are significant, though the symbols are not undisputed. "Red" symbolizes bloodshed and war (Isaiah 63:2; Revelation 6:4); "black," sorrow and mourning (Isaiah 1:3; Jeremiah 4:28; Revelation 6:5); "white," victory and joy (Ecclesiastes 9:8; Revelation 6:2; Revelation 19:11). What the colour of the horses in the fourth chariot means is very doubtful (see below on ver. 3). 6:1-8 This vision may represent the ways of Providence in the government of this lower world. Whatever the providences of God about us are, as to public or private affairs, we should see them all as coming from between the mountains of brass, the immoveable counsels and decrees of God; and therefore reckon it as much our folly to quarrel with them, as it is our duty to submit to them. His providences move swiftly and strongly as chariots, but all are directed and governed by his infinite wisdom and sovereign will. The red horses signify war and bloodshed. The black, signify the dismal consequences of war, famines, pestilences, and desolations. The white, signify the return of comfort, peace, and prosperity. The mixed colour, signify events of different complexions, a day of prosperity and a day of adversity. The angels go forth as messengers of God's counsels, and ministers of his justice and mercy. And the secret motions and impulses upon the spirits of men, by which the designs of Providence are carried on, are these four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from God, and fulfil what the God of the spirits of all flesh appoints. All the events which take place in the world spring from the unchangeable counsels of the Lord, which are formed in unerring wisdom, perfect justice, truth, and goodness; and from history it is found that events happened about the period when this vision was sent to the prophet, which seem referred to therein.
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