Revelation 6:12

“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I beheld when he had opened the sixt seale, and loe, there was a great earthquake, and the Sunne became blacke as sackecloth of haire, and the Moone became as blood.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth {made} of hair, and the whole moon became like blood;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I saw when the sixth stamp was undone, and there was a great earth-shock; and the sun became black as haircloth, and all the moon became as blood;
- Basic English Bible

And I saw when it opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as hair sackcloth, and the whole moon became as blood,
- Darby Bible

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood:
- Webster's Bible

When the Lamb broke the sixth seal I looked, and there was a great earthquake, and the sun became as dark as sackcloth, and the whole disc of the moon became like blood.
- Weymouth Bible

I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became as blood.
- World English Bible

And Y say, whanne he hadde openyd the sixte seel, and lo! a greet erthe mouyng was maad; and the sunne was maad blak, as a sak of heire, and al the moone was maad as blood.
- Wycliffe Bible

And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and lo, a great earthquake came, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 6:12


6:12 And I saw - This sixth seal seems particularly to point out God's judgment on the wicked departed. St. John saw how the end of the world was even then set before those unhappy spirits. This representation might be made to them, without anything of it being perceived upon earth. The like representation is made in heaven, #Rev 11:18|. And there was a great earthquake - Or shaking, not of the earth only, but the heavens. This is a farther description of the representation made to those unhappy souls.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 6:12


Re 6:12 THE SIXTH SEAL. There was a great earthquake. The symbol of political or moral agitation and upheaval. The sun became black . . . and the moon became as blood. The "sun", "moon", and "stars" are symbols of earthly dignitaries, great lights in the political or religious heavens. In the dream of Joseph, which so maddened his brethren, these terms are used in this meaning, as well as by the ancient prophets. In the East it was common to liken the king or emperor to the sun, and the stars as the symbols of princes or rulers. For the use of the term we refer the reader to Da 8:10. The blackness of the sun and the bloody hue of the moon point out scenes of mourning and bloodshed among rulers and princes.

Discussion for Revelation 6

  • Janell lark
    I love it I had a great experience with Jesus about the second seal even before he took me to Revelation 6 and it blowed my mind.The Blood is very powerful and Truly real..
  • Obbie Beal
    In the gospels, Jesus mention about the 'signs of the Times'...; It appears chapter 6 is a second reminder to us of 'the signs of the times' that Jesus spoke of in the gospel; [If ] both are the same WOW!
  • Word
    Jacqueline but what is powerful God hears everything and every thought we have. We can pray without even speaking and I think that is fantastic. When I have a sinful thought I pray for forgiveness. Now Satan can't but Satan can throw thoughts into our minds. If two people begin arguing Satan will put stuff n their minds to boost the madness between the two people so we should be aware of that.
  • Jacqueline
    God love every hair on your head and numbered
  • Word
    Check out the word murder and its criminal murder. To kill for no reason but for gain. War is a different reason same as many others. King David killed plenty in war and God made us a great nation by killing communism. If it wasn't for war we wouldn't be free.
  • Insight 777
    The Lamb is the one Jesus came to earth to save from causing death and destruction. Jesus is the Shepherd not the sheep.The thief comes not by the door and Jesus is the door. The Mosaic law of sacrifice is done away with as new and old wine (testaments) can not be mixed. Moses brought the law but Jesus brought the TRUTH. Jesus does not break his Fathers law, do not kill! WAR is inequity!

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