Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures,1 saying, "A quarta of wheat for a day's wages,b and three quarts of barley for a day's wages,c2 and do not damage3 the oil and the wine!"
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature4 say, "Come!"
I looked, and there before me was a pale horse!5 Its rider was named Death, and Hades6 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.79
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under8 the altar9 the souls of those who had been slain10 because of the word of God11 and the testimony they had maintained.
They called out in a loud voice, "How long,12 Sovereign Lord,13 holy and true,14 until you judge the inhabitants of the earth15 and avenge our blood?"1611
Then each of them was given a white robe,17 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.1812
I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake.19 The sun turned black20 like sackcloth21 made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,
and the stars in the sky fell to earth,22 as late figs drop from a fig tree23 when shaken by a strong wind.
The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up,24 and every mountain and island was removed from its place.2515
Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man26 hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.2716
They called to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us28 and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne29 and from the wrath of the Lamb!