Revelation 6:1

“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I sawe when the Lambe opened one of the seales, and I heard as it were the noise of thunder, one of the foure beastes, saying, Come and see.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, "Come."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, Come.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I saw when the Lamb undid one of the stamps, and the voice of one of the four beasts came to my ears, saying as with a voice of thunder, Come and see.
- Basic English Bible

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as a voice of thunder, Come [and see].
- Darby Bible

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four living beings saying, Come and see.
- Webster's Bible

And when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals I saw it, and I heard one of the four living creatures say, as if in a voice of thunder, "Come."
- Weymouth Bible

I saw that the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as with a voice of thunder, "Come and see!"
- World English Bible

And Y sai, that the lomb hadde openyd oon of the seuene seelis. And Y herde oon of the foure beestis seiynge, as a vois of thundur, Come, and se.
- Wycliffe Bible

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as it were a voice of thunder, `Come and behold!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 6:1


6:1 I heard one - That is, the first. Of the living creatures - Who looks forward toward the east.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 6:1


Re 6:1 The Opening of the Seals SUMMARY OF REVELATION 6: The Warrior on the White Horse. The Warrior with the Great Sword. The Black Horse and He That Had the Balances. The Pale Horse, Death and Hades. The Fifth Seal, the Seal of Persecution. The Sixth Seal Opened. A Period of Judgment. THE FIRST SEAL. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals. The statement "I saw" means that when the Lamb opened one of the seals John saw the vision which is described in what follows. As it were the noise of thunder. A deep, impressive, awe-inspiring sound. Come and see. Attend closely to the vision.

Discussion for Revelation 6

  • A disciple
    Under the fifth seal, and under all that which up to now is opened to our view; it is the persecution of Cain against Abel, and Nimrod against the happy and virtuous new world after the cataclysm; the furious rage of the heathen, and the vain imagination of the people against the LORD, and against His Anointed. And so the sixth seal is the Day of the LORD; and the seventh seal silence in heaven.
  • A disciple
    Al Zepp (2); Very kind regards to you also :) The wording in the Greek (Textus Receptus) says simply, "For the time at hand;" which I think is very interesting. Also, in that Daniel describes these things in terms of weeks (maybe by heaven, or by some root meaning that was lost translating to English?), and that Moshiach would suffer and be cut off near the completion of the "Seventy Weeks."
  • A disciple
    Hello, Al Zepp; Thank you for your civil and kind words. (Genesis 10:8-11; 11:1-9) This is a most important moral and spiritual disaster, and that which set the course for heathen defiance and perversion from the truth deeply set into the minds and souls of men. This topic needs to be thoroughly searched out and understood; as it is the fundamental cause of the antichrist spirits in the world.
  • A disciple
    The most common way that many "try' to understand prophecy altogether, including Revelation; excludes the part of eternity where God dwells; and limit their view by man's thinking in terms of man's temporal existence here. An accurate understanding of the history of the world as it is recorded in the Scriptures of Truth will allow you to view the prophecy from eternity looking down into time.
  • Al Zepp
    Dear disciple,
    I will try to show you a time table of John's writings of his vision. Rev1;1 John wrote of things shortly to come to pass. Verse 2. For the things He saw. Verse 3 For the time is at hand. John was in a state of "Tribulation." along with his brothers in Christ. Do these Scriptures seem to imply John was recording things present to his day looking forward? My kindest regards. Al
  • Al Zepp
    Hello disciple,

    I appreciate your input. May I ask you for supporting Scriptures? And a question? What does it mean to you when the Rev.1 states that John was in the " Spirit" when he wrote? I hope to be consistent historically and allegorically thru the Seven Seals. Perhaps John's vision was looking forward thru the entire Gospel Day. A panoramic view of the Church established at Pentecost

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