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

  • 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!
  • Norm
    Wrath falls on the disobedient, the unrighteous, the damned! Resist hell and embrace the LOVE of GOD! Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. 1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. Colossians 3:6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death. 23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath. 2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
  • Norm
    Father soften our hearts that we may hear, see and obey for Your glory and Your name's sake. Amen Psalms 106:10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. 28:18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once. Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king he will save us. 59:1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • Norm
    Yes, Saved. Our LORD was crucified and shed His blood for our sins but woe unto those who DENY the LOVE of the TRUTH! Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up and he shall save the humble person. Psalms 7:10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart. 17:7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them. 18:3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 18:27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people but wilt bring down high looks. 20:6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. 20:9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call. 28:9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.
  • Word
    Robert CHRIST comes at the 7th trump and we are all changed in a twinkle of an eye and Satan comes at the 6th trump,6th seal, and 6 vial when it will be poured out which is the Elect fighting against Satan with their gospel armour on and in place and if Gods Elect are here with the Holy Spirit speaking through them to turn Gods children away from worshipping a false CHRIST you'll be here. Saved?
  • Robert L
    Friends, Chapter 6 is a reference to the Tribulation Period. If you are saved you will not be there.

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