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Revelation 6

The First Seal—The Conqueror

1Then I saw as the Lamb (Christ) broke one of the seven [a]seals [of the scroll initiating the judgments], and I heard one of the four living creatures call out as with a voice of thunder, “[b]Come.” I looked, and behold, a [c]white horse [of victory] whose rider carried a [d]bow; and a crown [of victory] was given to him, and he rode forth conquering and to conquer.

The Second Seal—War

When He (the Lamb) broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature call out, “Come.” And another, a [e]fiery red horse [of bloodshed], came out; and its rider was empowered to take peace from the earth, so that men would slaughter one another; and a great sword [of war and violent death] was given to him.

The Third Seal—Famine

When He (the Lamb) broke open the third seal, I heard the third living creature call out, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse [of famine]; and the rider had in his hand a pair of scales (a balance). And I heard something like a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius (a day’s wages), and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not [f]damage the oil and the wine.”

The Fourth Seal—Death

When He (the Lamb) broke open the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature call out, “Come.” So I looked, and behold, an ashen (pale greenish gray) horse [like a corpse, representing death and pestilence]; and its rider’s name was Death; and Hades (the realm of the dead) was following with him. They were given authority and power over a fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword and with famine and with [g]plague (pestilence, disease) and by the wild beasts of the earth.

The Fifth Seal—Martyrs

When He (the Lamb) broke open the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained [out of loyalty to Christ]. 10 They cried in a loud voice, saying, “O Lord, holy and true, how long now before You will sit in judgment and avenge our blood on those [unregenerate ones] who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then they were each given a white robe; and they were told to rest and wait quietly for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers and sisters who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed.

The Sixth Seal—Terror

12 I looked when He (the Lamb) broke open the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as [h]sackcloth [made] of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, like a fig tree shedding its late [summer] figs when shaken by a strong wind. 14 The sky was split [separated from the land] and rolled up like a scroll, and every mountain and island were dislodged and moved out of their places. 15 Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the [i]military commanders and the wealthy and the strong and everyone, [whether] slave or free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; 16 and they called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne, and from the [righteous] wrath and indignation of the Lamb; 17 for the great day of their wrath and vengeance and retribution has come, and who is able to [face God and] stand [before the wrath of the Lamb]?”

Notas al pie

  1. Revelation 6:1 A seal, sphragis, could only be broken by the one who has authority over it. In breaking the seals and disclosing God’s judgments, Christ demonstrated His own divine authority over creation.
  2. Revelation 6:1 One early ms reads Come and see. Also vv 3, 5, 7.
  3. Revelation 6:2 Some interpreters note that the rabbis said that if one sees a white horse in a dream, it is a good sign (Talmud). Jewish believers who heard these words being read in their church (see 1:3) probably would think that the vision indicated Israel would soon be freed from foreign domination. In the Roman world a white horse was a symbol of victory in battle. In this case the peace is deceptive because it will not be lasting. Other interpreters argue that the horseman represents the conquering Christ, as in 19:11.
  4. Revelation 6:2 Without an arrow (if arrows are not to be assumed) the bow may symbolize a bloodless victory or conquest.
  5. Revelation 6:4 In contrast to the white horse, the rabbis said that if one saw a red horse walking gently, it was a good sign, but if the horse was galloping, it was a bad sign. It was also said that the man riding the red horse in Zechariah’s vision (Zech 1:8) was a sign that God intended to turn the whole world into blood (Talmud).
  6. Revelation 6:6 This may be a warning to be very careful handling olive oil and wine, which ordinarily are basic commodities, because famine will make them very expensive. The vision indicates that famine and inflation will take such a toll that a laborer will earn only enough to feed himself with wheat, or to provide barley for a small family. He will have almost nothing left for clothing, shelter, and incidentals.
  7. Revelation 6:8 Or death.
  8. Revelation 6:12 This was a coarse, uncomfortable material usually made of black goat hair and customarily worn as a sign of mourning or repentance.
  9. Revelation 6:15 Lit chiliarchs, a Greek word literally meaning a ruler (commander) of a thousand men, but used generally of high-ranking military officers.

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Apocalipse 6

Os Selos

1Observei quando o Cordeiro abriu o primeiro dos sete selos. Então ouvi um dos seres viventes dizer com voz de trovão: “Venha!” Olhei, e diante de mim estava um cavalo branco. Seu cavaleiro empunhava um arco, e foi-lhe dada uma coroa; ele cavalgava como vencedor determinado a vencer.

Quando o Cordeiro abriu o segundo selo, ouvi o segundo ser vivente dizer: “Venha!” Então saiu outro cavalo; e este era vermelho. Seu cavaleiro recebeu poder para tirar a paz da terra e fazer que os homens se matassem uns aos outros. E lhe foi dada uma grande espada.

Quando o Cordeiro abriu o terceiro selo, ouvi o terceiro ser vivente dizer: “Venha!” Olhei, e diante de mim estava um cavalo preto. Seu cavaleiro tinha na mão uma balança. Então ouvi o que parecia uma voz entre os quatro seres viventes, dizendo: “Um quilo[a] de trigo por um denário[b], e três quilos de cevada por um denário, e não danifique o azeite e o vinho!”

Quando o Cordeiro abriu o quarto selo, ouvi a voz do quarto ser vivente dizer: “Venha!” Olhei, e diante de mim estava um cavalo amarelo. Seu cavaleiro chamava-se Morte, e o Hades[c] o seguia de perto. Foi-lhes dado poder sobre um quarto da terra para matar pela espada, pela fome, por pragas e por meio dos animais selvagens da terra.

Quando ele abriu o quinto selo, vi debaixo do altar as almas daqueles que haviam sido mortos por causa da palavra de Deus e do testemunho que deram. 10 Eles clamavam em alta voz: “Até quando, ó Soberano, santo e verdadeiro, esperarás para julgar os habitantes da terra e vingar o nosso sangue?” 11 Então cada um deles recebeu uma veste branca, e foi-lhes dito que esperassem um pouco mais, até que se completasse o número dos seus conservos e irmãos, que deveriam ser mortos como eles.

12 Observei quando ele abriu o sexto selo. Houve um grande terremoto. O sol ficou escuro como tecido de crina negra, toda a lua tornou-se vermelha como sangue, 13 e as estrelas do céu caíram sobre a terra como figos verdes caem da figueira quando sacudidos por um vento forte. 14 O céu foi se recolhendo como se enrola um pergaminho, e todas as montanhas e ilhas foram removidas de seus lugares.

15 Então os reis da terra, os príncipes, os generais, os ricos, os poderosos — todos, escravos e livres, esconderam-se em cavernas e entre as rochas das montanhas. 16 Eles gritavam às montanhas e às rochas: “Caiam sobre nós e escondam-nos da face daquele que está assentado no trono e da ira do Cordeiro! 17 Pois chegou o grande dia da ira deles; e quem poderá suportar?”

Notas al pie

  1. 6.6 Grego: choinix.
  2. 6.6 O denário era uma moeda de prata equivalente à diária de um trabalhador braçal.
  3. 6.8 Essa palavra pode ser traduzida por inferno, sepulcro, morte ou profundezas.