Goodspeed(i) 1 In my vision, when the Lamb broke the first of the seven seals, I heard the first of the four animals say with a voice like thunder, "Come!" 2 Then I saw a white horse, and its rider carried a bow. He was given a crown, and he rode forth as a victor to conquer. 3 When he broke the second seal, I heard the second animal say, "Come!" 4 And another horse came forth, bright red, and its rider was given power to take peace away from the earth, and make men slaughter one another; he was given a great sword. 5 When he broke the third seal, I heard the third animal say, "Come!" And there I saw a black horse, and its rider had a pair of scales in his hand, 6 and I heard a voice which seemed to come from the midst of the four animals say, "Wheat at a dollar a quart, and barley three quarts for a dollar, but you must not injure the oil and wine!" 7 When he broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth animal say, "Come!" 8 And there I saw a horse the color of ashes, and its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. They were given power over one quarter of the earth, to kill the people with sword, famine, death, and the wild animals of the earth. 9 When he broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who have been slaughtered on account of God's message and for adhering to the testimony. 10 They cried out in a loud voice, "Holy and true Master, how long is it to be before you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?" 11 Then each of them was given a white robe and they were told to be quiet a little while longer, until the number of their fellow-slaves and their brothers, who were to be killed as they had been, should be complete. 12 When he broke the sixth seal I saw that there was a great earthquake. The sun turned black as sackcloth; the full moon became like blood; 13 the stars of the sky fell upon the earth just as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when it is shaken by a strong wind; 14 the sky was torn apart and rolled up like a roll; and every mountain and island was dislodged from its place. 15 The kings of the earth, the nobles, the officers, the rich, the strong—everybody, slave and free—hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16 And they said to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us, and conceal us from the sight of him who is seated on the throne, and from the anger of the Lamb, 17 for the great day of their anger has come, and who can escape?"