Revelation 6:15

“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chiefe captaines, and the mighty men, and euery bondman, and euery free man, hid themselues in the dennes, and in the rockes of the mountaines,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and the chief captains, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the kings of the earth, and the rulers, and the chief captains, and the men of wealth, and the strong, and every servant and free man, took cover in the holes and the rocks of the mountains;
- Basic English Bible

And the kings of the earth, and the great, and the chiliarchs, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains;
- Darby Bible

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bond-man, and every free-man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
- Webster's Bible

The kings of the earth and the great men, the military chiefs, the wealthy and the powerful--all, whether slaves or free men--hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
- Weymouth Bible

The kings of the earth, the princes, the commanding officers, the rich, the strong, and every slave and free person, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains.
- World English Bible

And kingis of the erthe, and princis, and tribunes, and riche, and stronge, and ech bonde man, and freman, hidden hem in dennys and stoonys of hillis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich, and the chiefs of thousands, and the mighty, and every servant, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens, and in the rocks of the mountains,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 6:15


6:15 And the kings of the earth - They who had been so in their day. And the great men and chief captains - The generals and nobles. Hid themselves - So far as in them lay. In the rocks of the mountains - There are also rocks on the plains; but they were rocks on high, which they besought to fall upon them.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 6:15


Re 6:15-17 And the kings of the earth . . . hid themselves. This implies great terror among "them that dwell on the earth" (Re 6:10); their belief that terrible judgments were impending from God; that "the wrath of the Lamb" was manifested, and their efforts to escape.

Discussion for Revelation 6

  • A disciple
    The one to whom it was given to go forth conquering is Antichrist, from his first rising up in the person of Nimrod. With these things goes forth like fire to devour the world with violence. All beneath these is man laid in the balance. The thing that is under all the works of the devil to overthrow the conscience of God from among men, is the devil; the prince of death and hell following with him
  • Al Zepp
    Hello, Yesterday I addressed Rev. 6:1-2. The (Lamb) is Christ. (The Seals) The work of the Holy Spirit, see Ephesians 1:13, 4:30. (Thunder) symbolizes the Voice of God. See
    Job 37:4-5,Exodus 19:16-19, IISam 22:14, John 12:28-29. (Beast), In Greek means Zoon. means Living Creatures in Rev.6:1,3,5,7 liken unto a Lion, a Calf, As a face of a Man, as a Flying Eagle. Eze. caught a glimpse.1:4-10
  • Al Zepp
    Hello, There is a time table (33-270c.e) to approximate the first seal history. The White horse (representing the Church) The Bow (the Teachings) The Church went forth to conquer SIN in its manifold categories. At Pentecost 33 C.E.. one can reasonably move forward in time with respect to the opening of the first seal. Pagan Rome was the primary enemy of the Church. Next writing...The Beast?
  • Obbie Beal
    WOW !in this chapter it appears 5 of the seals are open, therefore only one-seal left to be open. WOW !... (Great Earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth... the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
  • A disciple
    With the removing of restraint for Antichrist to rise goes hand in hand the taking away of God's hand from before the all the wicked of the earth. This is what they began to do under Nimrod at Babel;and so being made strong by conquest of war, built the city of blasphemy, Nineveh ("I am [the] Son). That which has been begun by God's enemies will God end in their destruction in the Day of Christ.
  • Insight777
    The word Beast represents war, this includes the people and weapons used to create war.
    The 4 beasts, cherubim represent the 4 causes of the final war on earth, end of days.
    3 call out Holy so they represent opposing religions that want to rule the earth. 1 will go into nuclear WW3 over economics only to rule the world. The rider on the pale horse starts WW3 causing the others to fight to survive.

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