First Seal: The Conqueror
1Now ⚓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.”
2And 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.
Second Seal: Conflict on Earth
3When He opened the second seal, ⚓I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.”
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.
Third Seal: Scarcity on Earth
5When 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.
6And 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 wine.”
Fourth Seal: Widespread Death on Earth
7When 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.
Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs
9When 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.
10And 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?”
11Then 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.
Sixth Seal: Cosmic Disturbances
12I 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 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.
15And 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 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!
17For the great day of His wrath has come, ⚓and who is able to stand?”