6 And I saw when the lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four creatures say in a voice that sounded like a clap of thunder “Come!” 2 And I saw, and there was a white horse with a rider that had a bow and was given a wreath and went out victorious and to win victories.
3 And when he opened the second seal I heard the second creature say “Come!” 4 and another horse went out, a red one, with a rider to whom it was given to take peace from earth and that they should slaughter each other; and he was given a great sword.
5 And when he opened the third seal I heard the third creature say “Come!” And I saw, and there was a black horse with a rider that had a balance in his hand; 6 and I heard what seemed to be a voice among the four creatures say “A quart of wheat for a shilling and three quarts of barley for a shilling; and do not injure the oil and the wine.”
7 And when he opened the fourth seal I heard the voice of the fourth creature saying “Come!” 8 And I saw, and there was an ashy horse with a rider whose name was Death, and the Grave followed with him, and they were given dominion over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword and by starvation and by epidemics and by the beasts of the earth.
9 And when he opened the fifth seal I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God and of the testimony that they had. 10 And they cried out loudly “How long will it be, holy and true Master, before thou wilt do justice and avenge our blood upon those who live on earth?” 11 and they were each given a white robe, and were told to rest a little while longer till the number of their fellow-servants and their brothers, who were to be killed the same as they had been, should also be completed.
12 And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black like haircloth, and the whole moon became like blood, 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as a fig-tree shaken by a great wind throws off its green fruit, 14 and the sky broke away like a sheet of paper rolling up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places; 15 and the kings of the earth and the magnates and the generals and the rich and the strong and every slave and freeman hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 and kept saying to the mountains and to the rocks “Fall on us and cover us away from him who sits on the throne and from the lamb’s anger, 17 because the great day of their anger has come, and who can stand?”