Revelation - Chapter 6 | New King James Version

  • 1. Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals;* and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, "Come and see."
  • 2. And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
  • 3. When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, "Come and see." {cf2super [45]}
  • 4. Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.
  • 5. When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.
  • 6. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A quart {cf2super [46]} of wheat for a denarius, {cf2super [47]} and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine."
  • 7. When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see."
  • 8. So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
  • 9. 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 testimony which they held.
  • 10. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"
  • 11. Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.
  • 12. I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, {cf2super [48]} there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon {cf2super [49]} became like blood.
  • 13. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.
  • 14. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.
  • 15. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, {cf2super [50]} the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
  • 16. and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
  • 17. For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"