Revelation 6:14

“And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the heauen departed as a scrowle when it is rolled together, and euery mountaine and Island were moued out of their places.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the heaven was removed as a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the heaven was taken away like the roll of a book when it is rolled up; and all the mountains and islands were moved out of their places.
- Basic English Bible

And the heaven was removed as a book rolled up, and every mountain and island were removed out of their places.
- Darby Bible

And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and isle were moved out of their places.
- Webster's Bible

The sky too passed away, as if a scroll were being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
- Weymouth Bible

The sky was removed like a scroll when it is rolled up. Every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
- World English Bible

And heuene wente awei, as a book wlappid in; and alle munteyns and ilis weren mouyd fro her placis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and heaven departed as a scroll rolled up, and every mountain and island -- out of their places they were moved;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 6:14


6:14 And the heavens departed as a book that is rolled together - When the scripture compares some very great with a little thing, the majesty and omnipotence of God, before whom great things are little, is highly exalted. Every mountain and island - What a mountain is to the land, that an island is to the sea.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 6:14


Re 6:14 The heaven departed. The old religions, supposed to be of heavenly origin, pass away. Every mountain and island were moved. "Mountain" and "island" are used to denote earthly rulers and kingdoms, the latter referring more especially to European provinces which are often called "the isles of the sea" in the Bible (Es 10:1 Isa 24:15). From the period of Diocletian, the great persecutor, the title "Your Eminence", or, in other words, "mountain", was bestowed upon princes. As a mountain stood above the plain, so the rulers of the earth were exalted.

Discussion for Revelation 6

  • A disciple
    Well said Ginger! We should understand that the whole of Jesus' teaching, both during His ministry, and especially so in the last days before He suffered; was to prepare us for what we are to expect to encounter here until He comes again BECAUSE He has called us from out of the world to be His embassy of the Glad Tidings to the world! The Book of Revelation is for us to know all we must overcome!
  • Ginger
    Pre-Tribulation is a lie that the new world order started. Compare to Rev 6:12 to Matt.24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. It matches with Sun/Moon. We will go thru Great Trib then raptured then the WRATH IS POURED ON MAN 3.5yr
  • A disciple
    Gerald; "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." 1 Cor. 15:51-52 We must put on immortality; for flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
  • Gerald
    Steve read carefully 1Corinthians15:50-58. Says only the dead will be changed at the last trumpet,in Revelation 11. 1 thess 4:14-18 says the same thing. Says we who are ALIVE AND REMAIN UNTILL THE COMING OF YHE LORD WILL BY NO MEANS PRECEDE THOSE WHO ARE ASLEEP. Revel.chapter11:17,18 says talks about the One who is and was and IS TO COME. This the last trump and he is judging and rewarding saved
  • A disciple
    Steve (cont.) as to the part in 2nd Thessalonians about "..until he be taken out of the way;" does not mean the Rapture of the Church, but the Holy Spirit giving them up and taking away all restraint. This also is the Archaic meaning in the number six hundred sixty six; overflowing all bounds and restraints by a multiplicative; as it is written in the 2nd Psalm "Let us break their bands asunder.."
  • A disciple
    Steve; the words in the Original Received Text; which were translated into English "what things shall be hereafter.." is more accurately "..with these things;" as adding to what is already being said in the messages to the Churches. The idea that John being translated into the Spirit in ch. 4 is supposed to signify the rapture of the Church is misled, and contradicts the entire intent of the Book.

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