They called out in a loud voice, "How long,1 Sovereign Lord,2 holy and true,3 until you judge the inhabitants of the earth4 and avenge our blood?"511
Then each of them was given a white robe,6 and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed.712
I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake.8 The sun turned black9 like sackcloth10 made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,
and the stars in the sky fell to earth,11 as late figs drop from a fig tree12 when shaken by a strong wind.
The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up,13 and every mountain and island was removed from its place.1415
Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man15 hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.1616
They called to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us17 and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne18 and from the wrath of the Lamb!
For the great day19 of their wrath has come, and who can stand?"20