Moffatt(i) 1 And when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, I looked, and I heard one of the four living Creatures calling like thunder, "Come." 2 So I looked, and there was a white horse, its rider holding a bow; he was given a crown, and away he rode conquering and to conquer. 3 And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living Creature calling, "Come." 4 And away went another red horse; its rider was allowed to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other; he was given a huge sword. 5 And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living Creature calling, "Come." So I looked and there was a black horse; its rider held a pair of scales in his hand, 6 and I heard like a voice in the midst of the four living Creatures saying, "A shilling for a quart of wheat, a shilling for three quarts of barley; but harm not oil and wine!" 7 And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living Creature calling, "Come." 8 So I looked, and there was a livid horse; its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. They were given power over the fourth part of the earth, to kill men with sword and famine and plague and by the wild beasts of the earth. 9 And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain for adhering to God's word and to the testimony which they bore; 10 and they cried aloud, "O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long wilt thou refrain from charging and avenging our blood upon those who dwell on earth?" 11 But they were each given a white robe, and told to remain quiet for a little longer, until their number was completed by their fellow-servants and their brothers who were to be killed like themselves. 12 And when he opened the sixth seal, I looked; and a great earthquake took place, the sun turned black as sackcloth, the full moon turned like blood, 13 the stars of the sky dropped to earth as a fig tree shaken by a gale sheds her unripe figs, 14 the sky was swept aside like a scroll being folded up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 Then the kings of the earth, the magnates, the generals, the rich, the strong, slaves and freemen everyone of them, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 calling to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall upon us and hide us from the face 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 stand it?"