Then another horse came out, a fiery red one.1 Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth2 and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.
When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature3 say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse!4 Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand.
Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures,5 saying, "A quarta of wheat for a day's wages,b and three quarts of barley for a day's wages,c6 and do not damage7 the oil and the wine!"
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature8 say, "Come!"
I looked, and there before me was a pale horse!9 Its rider was named Death, and Hades10 was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.119
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under12 the altar13 the souls of those who had been slain14 because of the word of God15 and the testimony they had maintained.
They called out in a loud voice, "How long,16 Sovereign Lord,17 holy and true,18 until you judge the inhabitants of the earth19 and avenge our blood?"2011
Then each of them was given a white robe,21 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.2212
I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake.23 The sun turned black24 like sackcloth25 made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,
and the stars in the sky fell to earth,26 as late figs drop from a fig tree27 when shaken by a strong wind.
The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up,28 and every mountain and island was removed from its place.29