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Revelation

CHAPTER 6

The four horsemen of the Apocaplypse
(the first four seals)
6:1-8

1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

When the lamb opened one of the seals, [1]

I heard one of the four beasts say, "Come and see."

2 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.

I saw a white horse and a rider with a bow,

who conquered and destroyed.

He was given a crown.

3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

When the lamb opened the second seal,

the second beast said, "Come and see."

4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

I saw a red horse and a rider,

who was given the power to take peace from the earth,

by forcing people to kill each other.

He was given a big sword.

5 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.

6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

When the lamb opened the third seal,

the third beast said, "Come and see."

I saw a man on a black horse with two balances in his hand.

7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

When the lamb opened the fourth seal,

the fourth beast said, "Come and see."

8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

I saw a pale horse with a rider named Death,

who was followed by Hell.

They were to kill one-fourth of the earth's population, [2]

with a sword, starvation, and the beasts of the earth.

The fifth seal:
The martyrs beg God to kill their friends and neighbors
6:9-11

9 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:

When he opened the firth seal, I saw under the altar

the souls of those who were killed for the word of God.

10 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?

And they said,

How long will it be, Oh Lord,

until you avenge our blood on those who live on earth. [3]

11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

They were given white robes and told to rest for a while,

until their neighbors and friends are killed.

The sixth seal:
The sun, moon, and stars are destroyed
6:12-17

12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

When he opened the six seal, there was a great earthquake

and the sun became black and the moon as red as blood. [4]

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

And all the stars fell to earth.

14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

Heaven rolled up like a scroll,

and every mountain and island were moved someplace else.

15 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;

Everyone on earth fled to the mountains

and hid in holes in the rocks,

16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

where they said to the mountains and rocks,

Fall on us.

Hide us from the wrath of the one who sits on the throne,

and from the wrath of the lamb.