Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

When the lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Go!" I looked, and there was a black horse! Its rider held a scale in his hand.

New American Standard Bible

When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come " I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.

King James Version

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

Holman Bible

When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and there was a black horse. The horseman on it had a set of scales in his hand.

A Conservative Version

And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third being saying, Come and see. And behold, a black horse, and he who sits on it having a balance in his hand.

American Standard Version

And when he opened the first seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come. And I saw, and behold, a black horse; and he that sat thereon had a balance in his hand.

Amplified

When He broke open the third seal, I heard the third living creature call out, Come and look! And I saw, and behold, a black horse, and in his hand the rider had a pair of scales (a balance).

An Understandable Version

And when the Lamb broke open the third seal, I heard the third living being saying [to the one on the black horse ?], "Come [out]." So, I looked and before me [stood] a black horse, and the man riding on it had a pair of scales in his hand.

Anderson New Testament

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, Come and see. And I saw, and behold, a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of scales in his hand.

Bible in Basic English

And when the third stamp was undone, the voice of the third beast came to my ears, saying, Come and see. And I saw a black horse; and he who was seated on it had scales in his hand.

Common New Testament

When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come." And I looked, and behold, a black horse; and its rider had a pair of scales in his hand.

Daniel Mace New Testament

When he had opened the third seal, I heard the third animal say, "come and see." and I beheld, and saw a black horse; and he that sat on him had a balance in his hand.

Darby Translation

And when it opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come and see. And I saw: and behold, a black horse, and he that sat upon it having a balance in his hand.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature, saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat upon it, has a pair of scales in his hand.

Godbey New Testament

And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come. And I saw; and behold a black horse; and the one sitting on him having a balance in his hand.

Goodspeed New Testament

When he broke the third seal, I heard the third animal say, "Come!" And there I saw a black horse, and its rider had a pair of scales in his hand,

John Wesley New Testament

And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, Come. And I saw, and behold a black horse, and he that sat on him had a pair of scales in his hand.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third animal, which said, Come and see. And I saw and, behold, a black horse, and he that was seated upon him had a yoke in his hand.

Julia Smith Translation

And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a black horse, and he sitting upon him having a balance in his hand.

King James 2000

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on it had a pair of balances in his hand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come!" And I looked, and behold, a black horse, and the one seated on it had a balance scale in his hand.

Modern King James verseion

And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, Come and see. And I looked, and lo, a black horse. And he sitting on it had a balance in his hand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, "Come and see." And I beheld, and lo, a black horse: and he that sat on him, had a pair of balances in his hand.

Moffatt New Testament

And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living Creature calling, "Come." So I looked and there was a black horse; its rider held a pair of scales in his hand,

Montgomery New Testament

And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third Living Creature say, "Come!" And I saw, and lo, a black horse! He who sat on him had a balance in his hand.

NET Bible

Then when the Lamb opened the third seal I heard the third living creature saying, "Come!" So I looked, and here came a black horse! The one who rode it had a balance scale in his hand.

New Heart English Bible

When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come." And I saw, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a balance in his hand.

Noyes New Testament

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come! And I saw, and lo! a black horse, and he that sat on him, having a pair of scales in his hand.

Sawyer New Testament

And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third cherub say, Come. And I saw, and behold, a black horse, and he that sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.

The Emphasized Bible

And, when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature, saying - Go! And I saw, and lo! a black horse, and he that was sitting thereon holding a pair of balances in his hand.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living being say, Come and see. And I saw, and lo! a black horse; and he that sat upon it had a pair of scales in his hand.

Twentieth Century New Testament

When the Lamb broke the third seal, I heard the third Creature crying--'Come.' And in my vision I saw 'a black horse.' Its rider held scales in his hand.

Webster

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third living being say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo, a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

Weymouth New Testament

When the Lamb broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come." I looked, and a black horse appeared, its rider carrying a balance in his hand.

Williams New Testament

When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature, say, "Come!" I looked, and a black horse appeared, and its rider was carrying a pair of scales in his hands,

World English Bible

When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come and see!" And behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a balance in his hand.

Worrell New Testament

And, when He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come." And I saw, and, behold, a black horse, and he who sat on him had a balance in his hand.

Worsley New Testament

And when He opened the third seal, I heard the third animal say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo, a black horse, and he that sat upon it had a balance in his hand.

Youngs Literal Translation

And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, 'Come and behold!' and I saw, and lo, a black horse, and he who is sitting upon it is having a balance in his hand,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ὅτε ὅτε ἥτε τοτε 
Hote 
Usage: 86

he had opened
ἀνοίγω 
Anoigo 
Usage: 62

the third
τρίτος 
Tritos 
τρίτος 
Tritos 
Usage: 45
Usage: 45

σφραγίς 
Sphragis 
Usage: 16

I heard
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

ζῶον 
Zoon 
Usage: 23

say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

and





and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

see
βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

I beheld
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

lo
ἰδού 
Idou 
behold, lo, see
Usage: 140

a black
μέλας 
melas 
Usage: 2

ἵππος 
Hippos 
Usage: 16

he

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

κάθημαι 
Kathemai 
sit, sit down, sit by, be set down, dwell
Usage: 78

on
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

him

Usage: 0

had
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

a pair of balances
ζυγός 
Zugos 
Usage: 4

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

his

Usage: 0

Context Readings

The Opening Of The First Six Seals

4 A second horse went out. It was fiery red, and its rider was given permission to take peace away from the earth and to make people slaughter one another. So he was given a large sword. 5 When the lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Go!" I looked, and there was a black horse! Its rider held a scale in his hand. 6 I heard what sounded like a voice from among the four living creatures, saying, "One day's ration of wheat for a day's wage, or three day's ration of barley for a day's wage! But don't damage the olive oil or the wine!"



Cross References

Zechariah 6:2

Attached to the first chariot were red horses. Attached to the second chariot were black horses.

Ezekiel 4:16

He also told me, "Son of Man, look! I'm about to disrupt the source of bread in Jerusalem. As a result, they'll ration bread by weight while their terror continues to grow and they'll ration drinking water while their horror continues to mount!

Zechariah 6:6

The black horses are headed into the north country, and the white ones are headed out after them. The speckled horses are headed toward the south country."

Leviticus 26:26

When I destroy the source of your bread, ten women will bake bread in one oven. Then they'll return back your bread by weight. You'll eat but won't be satisfied.

Lamentations 5:10

Our skin blisters as from an oven, due to ravaging blasts of the famine.

Ezekiel 4:10

The food that you'll be eating is to consist of portions weighing 20 shekels, to be consumed daily at regular intervals.

Revelation 4:6-7

In front of the throne was something like a sea of glass as clear as crystal. In the center of the throne and on each side of the throne were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back.

Revelation 5:5

"Stop crying," one of the elders told me. "Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered. He can open the scroll and its seven seals."

Revelation 5:9

They sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals, because you were slaughtered. With your blood you purchased people for God from every tribe, language, people, and nation.

Revelation 6:1

Then I saw the lamb open the first of the seven seals. I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Go!"

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