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, indeed in order to conquer.
3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, Come
4 And 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 And 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
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A quart of wheat
for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the
7 And 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 green horse. And the name of him who sat on it was
Death, and Hades followed behind him. And authority 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 And when He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had
been slain because of the Word of God and because of 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 And a white robe was given to each one 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 were about to be killed as they were, was filled up.
12 And I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great
earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like
13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its untimely figs when it is
shaken by a mighty wind.
14 And the heavens separated as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty
men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the
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?