Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

启示录 6

羔羊揭开前六印

1然后,我看见羔羊揭开七印中的第一印,那时我听见四个活物中的一个用如雷的声音说:“来!” 我便观看,见有一匹白马,马上的骑士拿着弓,他接受了赏赐给他的冠冕后,便四处征战,战无不胜。

羔羊揭开第二印时,我听见第二个活物说:“来!” 这次出现了一匹红马,马上的骑士获得权柄和一把大刀,要夺取地上的和平,使人类互相厮杀。

揭开第三印的时候,我听见第三个活物说:“来!”我便看见一匹黑马,马上的骑士手里拿着天平。 我又听见四个活物中好像有声音说:“一升小麦值一个银币[a],三升大麦也同价,油和酒都不要糟蹋。”

羔羊揭开第四印的时候,我听到第四个活物说:“来!” 这次我看到一匹浅灰色的马,马上骑士的名字叫死亡,阴府紧跟在他后面。他们得到权力可以用刀剑、饥荒、瘟疫和野兽消灭全人类的四分之一。

羔羊揭开第五印的时候,我看到一个祭坛,祭坛下有许多灵魂,都是为传扬上帝的道、为祂做见证而被杀的。 10 他们大声喊着说:“圣洁真实的主宰啊,还要等多久呢?为什么你还不审判地上那些屠杀我们的人,为我们申冤呢?” 11 这时有白袍赐给他们,有声音告诉他们要再稍候片刻,直到和他们同做奴仆的弟兄被杀害的数目满了为止。

12 羔羊揭开第六印的时候,我看见大地震发生了,太阳变得像黑毛布一样黑,整个月亮变成血红色, 13 天上的星辰都坠落,好像未成熟的无花果被狂风吹落一般。 14 天空也像书卷被卷起来,所有的山岭和海岛都被挪离原位。 15 地上的君王、显贵、将领、富豪、有势力的、一切奴隶和自由人都躲藏在山洞里和岩穴间。 16 他们哀求群山和岩石,说:“倒下来遮盖我们,将我们藏起来吧!我们不敢面对宝座上的那位和羔羊的烈怒啊! 17 因为祂们发烈怒的大日子到了,谁能站得住呢?”

Footnotes

  1. 6:6 一个银币相当于一天的工钱。

New International Reader's Version

Revelation 6

The Seals of the Scroll Are Broken

1I watched as the Lamb broke open the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice that sounded like thunder, “Come!” I looked, and there in front of me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow in his hands. He was given a crown. He rode out like a hero on his way to victory.

The Lamb broke open the second seal. Then I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Another horse came out. It was red like fire. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth. He was given power to make people kill each other. He was given a large sword.

The Lamb broke open the third seal. Then I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there in front of me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Next, I heard what sounded like a voice coming from among the four living creatures. It said, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s pay. And six pounds of barley for a day’s pay. And leave the olive oil and the wine alone!”

The Lamb broke open the fourth seal. Then I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there in front of me was a pale horse! Its rider’s name was Death. Following close behind him was Hell. They were given power over a fourth of the earth. They were given power to kill people by swords. They could also use hunger, sickness and the earth’s wild animals to kill.

The Lamb broke open the fifth seal. I saw souls under the altar. They were the souls of people who had been killed. They had been killed because of God’s word and their faithful witness. 10 They called out in a loud voice. “How long, Lord and King, holy and true?” they asked. “How long will you wait to judge those who live on the earth? How long will it be until you pay them back for killing us?” 11 Then each of them was given a white robe. “Wait a little longer,” they were told. “There are still more of your believing brothers and sisters who will be killed. They will be killed just as you were.”

12 I watched as the Lamb broke open the sixth seal. There was a powerful earthquake. The sun turned black like the clothes people wear when they’re sad. Those clothes are made out of goat’s hair. The whole moon turned as red as blood. 13 The stars in the sky fell to earth. They dropped like figs from a tree shaken by a strong wind. 14 The sky rolled back like a scroll. Every mountain and island was moved out of its place.

15 Everyone hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. This included the kings of the earth, the princes and the generals. It included rich people and powerful people. It also included everyone else, both slaves and people who were free. 16 They called out to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us! Hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne! Hide us from the anger of the Lamb! 17 The great day of their anger has come. Who can live through it?”