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

  • Word
    Satan comes to deceive the world not to destroy the people, meaning flesh, he wants their souls to perish. Satan comes as antichrist, looks like the Lamb that's what antichrist means instead of Christ calling himself Christ, a deception. Satan comes with powers enough to make men believe a lie and he acts like Christ so how will they, the world survive? chasing him, money for souls.They love him.
  • Word
    Elle using Exhaustive Strong's Concordance I see that the crown is a cheap imitation and the bow is toxin and poison. Your saying that in 6 vs 2 that Elijah shows up, not as one of the two witnesses but unannounced as a third witness on his own with this imitation crown and with this bow of poison he will be able to lift off the people who want to fly away. kind of beating gravity.
  • Elle
    God has to send Elijah he who is spoken of in Malachi 4:5-6 to restore the word of God b/c people are butchering the Bible. Revelation 6:2 is not Satan this is Elijah coming before the 'Tribulation" and nothing to do with the "two witnesses" who come after "Trib". Notice "he went forth conquering, and to conquer. If this was evil nobody would survive before the "Rapture".
  • Word 76
    Be prepared first seal when Satan shows up on a white horse and as book of Revelation tells us he looks like the Lamb. So we have a fake coming first and with a fake crown and a toxin bow. Oh they look real enough because he has 2 horns of power, not only that, he speaks like the dragon, why he is the dragon. why would it bring out speaking because he will speak so professional politically, a liar
  • Matt
    The 4 horsemen represent the 4 hidden dynasties: religion (white); politics (red); the economy (black) and education (pale). Satan controls all of these through his children, the Kenites.
  • A disciple
    The Four Horsemen are four evil spirits sent into the world, to deceive the Nations, and to eventually lead them up to battle against Jerusalem and the God of Israel their Saviour and King. They also represent God's judgment being manifested in the making of the world of the ungodly into that which shows their own wickedness and perversion and error: for with all this, they persecute Christians!

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