When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
Then I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals. And I heard one of the four living creatures say, as with a voice of thunder, "Come!"
I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.
When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!"
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.
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!"
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained;
And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals; for you were slain, and with your blood purchased men for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.