First Seal--Rider on White Horse
Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard
one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder,
2 I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had
a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering
and to conquer.
When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature
4 And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it,
it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would
slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.
When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature
saying, "Come." I looked, and behold, a black horse;
and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.
6 And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four
living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius,
and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the
oil and the wine."
The Fourth Seal--Death
When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the
fourth living creature saying, "Come."
8 I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had
the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was
given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and
with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the
The Fifth Seal--Martyrs
When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar
the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God,
and because of the testimony which they had maintained;
10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "How long,
O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging
our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"
11 And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they
were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until
the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were
to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also.
I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake;
and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole
moon became like blood;
13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts
its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.
14 The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up,
and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders
and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves
in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains;
16 and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall
on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne,
and from the wrath of the Lamb;
17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able