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Revelation 6 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The First Seal on the Scroll
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Then I saw the Lamb open one of the seven[fn] seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come! ”

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I looked, and there was a white horse. Its rider held a bow; a crown was given to him, and he went out as a conqueror in order to conquer.[fn]

The Second Seal
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When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come! ”

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Then another horse went out, a fiery red one, and its rider was allowed to take peace from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And a large sword was given to him.

The Third Seal
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When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come! ” And I looked, and there was a black horse. Its rider held a set of scales in his hand.

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Then I heard something like a voice among the four living creatures say, “A quart of wheat for a denarius,[fn] and three quarts of barley for a denarius, but do not harm the oil and the wine.”

The Fourth Seal
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When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come! ”

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And I looked, and there was a pale green[fn] horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following after him. They were[fn] given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill by the sword, by famine, by plague, and by the wild animals of the earth.

The Fifth Seal
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When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God and the testimony they had given.[fn]

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They cried out with a loud voice, “Lord,[fn] the one who is holy and true, how long until you judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood? ”

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So they were each given a white robe, and they were told to rest a little while longer until the number would be completed of their fellow servants and their brothers and sisters, who were going to be killed just as they had been.

The Sixth Seal
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Then I saw him open[fn] the sixth seal. A violent earthquake occurred; the sun turned black like sackcloth made of hair; the entire moon[fn] became like blood;

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the stars[fn] of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind;

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the sky was split apart like a scroll being rolled up; and every mountain and island was moved from its place.

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Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.

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And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,

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“because the great day of their[fn] wrath has come! And who is able to stand? ”

CSB Footnotes
Other mss omit seven
Or went out conquering and in order to conquer
A denarius = one day’s wage
Or a greenish gray
Other mss read He was
Other mss add about the Lamb
Or “Master
Or I saw when he opened
Or the full moon
Perhaps meteors
Other mss read his

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