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Revelation 6

1 And I saw when the lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living [creatures] saying as with the voice of thunder: Be coming. 2 And I saw and behold [there was a] white horse, and the [one] having sat upon it having [a] bow, and [a] crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and in order that he conquer. 3 And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living [creature] saying: Be coming. 4 And there went out another horse [that was] red, and to the one sitting upon it was given to him to take peace from the land, and in order that they slay one another, and [a] great sword was given to him. 5 And when the third seal was opened, I heard the third living [creature] saying: Be coming, and behold [there was a] black horse, and the [one] having sat upon it [was] having [a] balance1 in his hand. 6 And I heard as [a] voice in the midst of the four living [creatures] saying: A quart of wheat [for a] denarius2,and three quarts of barley [for a] denarius3, and you should not injure the oil and the wine. 7 And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard [the] voice of the fourth living [creature] saying: Be coming. 8 And I saw, and behold [there was a] pale4 horse, and the [one] having sat upon it, his name [was] death, and Hades5 followed him, and authority was given to them over a quarter of the land, to kill with sword and with famine and with death, and with the wild-beasts of the land. 9 And when the fifth seal was opened, I saw under the altar the psyche-lives6 of those slain because of the word of God and because of the testimony which they had. 10 And they cried out with [a] great voice saying: How long, O holy and true Lord7 (), do you not judge and revenge our blood on those dwelling upon the land? 11 And [a] white robe was given to each of them, and it was said to them that they rest yet a little time, until their fellow-slaves and their brothers [about] to be killed, as they [were] also, be fulfilled. 12 And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and [a] great earthquake came to pass, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the entire moon became as sackcloth of hair, and the entire moon became as blood, 13 and the stars of heaven fell upon the earth, as [a] fig tree throws her untimely-figs [when] shaken by [a] great wind, 14 and heaven was separated as [a] rolled-up scroll, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the kings of the land and the great [men] and the captains and the wealthy and the strong and every slave and free hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and they say to the mountains and to the rocks: Fall upon us and hide us from the face of the [one] having sat upon 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?

1or "yoke"

2approx. an average day's wages

3approx. an average day's wages

4or "yellowish green"

5"Hades" (αδης ), the Greek underworld.

6from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.

7DESPOTES "DES-poh-tays" (δεσπoτης ) `Lord': owner and absolute master of slaves. Whereas DESPOTES emphasizes ownership and complete right of disposal, KURIOS (also translated `Lord') emphasizes power—having it, having the right to wield it. Only slaves have a DESPOTES; even free persons may have a KURIOS. DESPOTES occurs in Luke.2:29, Acts.4:24, 1Tim.6:1, 1Tim.6:2, 2Time.2:21, Tit.2:9, 1Pet.2:18, 2Pet.2:1, Jude.1:4, Rev.6:10. "Lord" in every other case is KURIOS (κυριoς )