6:1And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as it were a voice of thunder, `Come and behold!'
6:2and I saw, and lo, a white horse, and he who is sitting upon it is having a bow, and there was given to him a crown, and he went forth overcoming, and that he may overcome.
6:3And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, `Come and behold!'
6:4and there went forth another horse -- red, and to him who is sitting upon it, there was given to him to take the peace from the land, and that one another they may slay, and there was given to him a great sword.
6:5And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, `Come and behold!' and I saw, and lo, a black horse, and he who is sitting upon it is having a balance in his hand,
6:6and I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, `A measure of wheat for a denary, and three measures of barley for a denary,' and `The oil and the wine thou mayest not injure.'
6:7And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, `Come and behold!'
6:8and I saw, and lo, a pale horse, and he who is sitting upon him -- his name is Death, and Hades doth follow with him, and there was given to them authority to kill, (over the fourth part of the land,) with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and by the beasts of the land.
6:9And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony that they held,
6:10and they were crying with a great voice, saying, `Till when, O Master, the Holy and the True, dost Thou not judge and take vengeance of our blood from those dwelling upon the land?'
6:11and there was given to each one white robes, and it was said to them that they may rest themselves yet a little time, till may be fulfilled also their fellow-servants and their brethren, who are about to be killed -- even as they.
6:12And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and lo, a great earthquake came, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood,
6:13and the stars of the heaven fell to the earth -- as a fig-tree doth cast her winter figs, by a great wind being shaken --
6:14and heaven departed as a scroll rolled up, and every mountain and island -- out of their places they were moved;
6:15and the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich, and the chiefs of thousands, and the mighty, and every servant, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens, and in the rocks of the mountains,
6:16and they say to the mountains and to the rocks, `Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of Him who is sitting upon the throne, and from the anger of the Lamb,'
6:17because come did the great day of His anger, and who is able to stand?
7:1And after these things I saw four messengers, standing upon the four corners of the land, holding the four winds of the land, that the wind may not blow upon the land, nor upon the sea, nor upon any tree;
7:2and I saw another messenger going up from the rising of the sun, having a seal of the living God, and he did cry with a great voice to the four messengers, to whom it was given to injure the land and the sea, saying,
7:3`Do not injure the land, nor the sea, nor the trees, till we may seal the servants of our God upon their foreheads.'
7:4And I heard the number of those sealed, (144 thousands were sealed out of all the tribes of the sons of Israel):
7:5of the tribe of Judah 12 thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Reuben 12 thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Gad 12 thousand were sealed;
7:6of the tribe of Asher 12 thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Naphtali 12 thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Manasseh 12 thousand were sealed;
7:7of the tribe of Simeon 12 thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Levi 12 thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Issachar 12 thousand were sealed;
7:8of the tribe of Zebulun 12 thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Joseph 12 thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Benjamin 12 thousand were sealed.
7:9After these things I saw, and lo, a great multitude, which to number no one was able, out of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands,
7:10and crying with a great voice, saying, `The salvation is to Him who is sitting upon the throne -- to our God, and to the Lamb!'
7:11And all the messengers stood around the throne, and the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell upon their face, and bowed before God,
7:12saying, `Amen! the blessing, and the glory, and the wisdom, and the thanksgiving, and the honour, and the power, and the strength, are to our God -- to the ages of the ages! Amen!'
7:13And answer did one of the elders, saying to me, `These, who have been arrayed with the white robes -- who are they, and whence came they?'
7:14and I have said to him, `Sir, thou hast known;' and he said to me, `These are those who are coming out of the great tribulation, and they did wash their robes, and they made their robes white in the blood of the Lamb;
7:15because of this are they before the throne of God, and they do service to Him day and night in His sanctuary, and He who is sitting upon the throne shall tabernacle over them;
7:16they shall not hunger any more, nor may the sun fall upon them, nor any heat,
7:17because the Lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters, and wipe away shall God every tear from their eyes.'
8:1And when he openeth the seventh seal, there came silence in the heaven about half-an-hour,
8:2and I saw the seven messengers who before God have stood, and there were given to them seven trumpets,
8:3and another messenger did come, and he stood at the altar, having a golden censer, and there was given to him much perfume, that he may give it to the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar that is before the throne,
8:4and go up did the smoke of the perfumes to the prayers of the saints out of the hand of the messenger, before God;
8:5and the messenger took the censer, and did fill it out of the fire of the altar, and did cast it to the earth, and there came voices, and thunders, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
8:6And the seven messengers who are having the seven trumpets did prepare themselves that they may sound;
8:7and the first messenger did sound, and there came hail and fire, mingled with blood, and it was cast to the land, and the third of the trees was burnt up, and all the green grass was burnt up.
8:8And the second messenger did sound, and as it were a great mountain with fire burning was cast into the sea, and the third of the sea became blood,
8:9and die did the third of the creatures that are in the sea, those having life, and the third of the ships were destroyed.
8:10And the third messenger did sound, and there fell out of the heaven a great star, burning as a lamp, and it did fall upon the third of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters,
8:11and the name of the star is called Wormwood, and the third of the waters doth become wormwood, and many of the men did die of the waters, because they were made bitter.
8:12And the fourth messenger did sound, and smitten was the third of the sun, and the third of the moon, and the third of the stars, that darkened may be the third of them, and that the day may not shine -- the third of it, and the night in like manner.
8:13And I saw, and I heard one messenger, flying in the mid-heaven, saying with a great voice, `Wo, wo, wo, to those dwelling upon the land from the rest of the voices of the trumpet of the three messengers who are about to sound.'
9:1And the fifth messenger did sound, and I saw a star out of the heaven having fallen to the earth, and there was given to it the key of the pit of the abyss,
9:2and he did open the pit of the abyss, and there came up a smoke out of the pit as smoke of a great furnace, and darkened was the sun and the air, from the smoke of the pit.
9:3And out of the smoke came forth locusts to the earth, and there was given to them authority, as scorpions of the earth have authority,
9:4and it was said to them that they may not injure the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but -- the men only who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads,
9:5and it was given to them that they may not kill them, but that they may be tormented five months, and their torment is as the torment of a scorpion, when it may strike a man;
9:6and in those days shall men seek the death, and they shall not find it, and they shall desire to die, and the death shall flee from them.
9:7And the likenesses of the locusts are like to horses made ready to battle, and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men,
9:8and they had hair as hair of women, and their teeth were as those of lions,
9:9and they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings is as the noise of chariots of many horses running to battle;
9:10and they have tails like to scorpions, and stings were in their tails; and their authority is to injure men five months;
9:11and they have over them a king -- the messenger of the abyss -- a name is to him in Hebrew, Abaddon, and in the Greek he hath a name, Apollyon.
9:12The first wo did go forth, lo, there come yet two woes after these things.
9:13And the sixth messenger did sound, and I heard a voice out of the four horns of the altar of gold that is before God,
9:14saying to the sixth messenger who had the trumpet, `Loose the four messengers who are bound at the great river Euphrates;'
9:15and loosed were the four messengers, who have been made ready for the hour, and day, and month, and year, that they may kill the third of men;
9:16and the number of the forces of the horsemen is two myriads of myriads, and I heard the number of them.
9:17And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those sitting upon them, having breastplates of fire, and jacinth, and brimstone; and the heads of the horses are as heads of lions, and out of their mouths proceedeth fire, and smoke, and brimstone;
9:18by these three were the third of men killed, from the fire, and from the smoke, and from the brimstone, that is proceeding out of their mouth,
9:19for their authorities are in their mouth, and in their tails, for their tails are like serpents, having heads, and with them they do injure;
9:20and the rest of men, who were not killed in these plagues, neither did reform from the works of their hands, that they may not bow before the demons, and idols, those of gold, and those of silver, and those of brass, and those of stone, and those of wood, that are neither able to see, nor to hear, nor to walk,
9:21yea they did not reform from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their whoredoms, nor from their thefts.