1 Now a I saw when the Lamb opened one of the 1 seals; and I heard b one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, "Come and see." 2 And I looked, and behold, c a white horse. d He who sat on it had a bow; e and a crown was given to him, and he went out f conquering and to conquer.
3 When He opened the second seal, g I heard the second living creature saying, "Come 2 and see." 4 h Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to i 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, j I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, k a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of l scales 3 in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A 4 quart 5 of wheat for a 6 denarius, 7 and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and m do not harm the oil and the wine."
7 When He opened the fourth seal, n I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see." 8 o 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 8 power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, p to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, q and by the beasts of the earth.
9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under r the altar s the souls of those who had been slain t for the word of God and for u the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, v "How long, O Lord, w holy and true, x until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" 11 Then a y white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them z 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, a and 9 behold, there was a great earthquake; and b the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the 10 moon became like blood. 13 c 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 d Then the sky 11 receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and e every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the f kings of the earth, the great men, 12 the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, g hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 h and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who i sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 "For the great day of His wrath has come, j and who is able to stand?"New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.