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
    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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