Revelation: The Seven Seals

Why was there thunder when the first seal was broken?

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Revelation 6:1 When the Lamb opened the first seal, it thundered, and one of the four creatures said, “Come and see.”
King James
Revelation 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

Who was the man on the white horse?

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Revelation 6:2 I saw a man sitting on a white horse, with a bow in his hand and a crown on his head, and he went out to wage war and win the victory.
King James
Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

What power did the man on the red horse have?

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Revelation 6:3–4 When the second seal was opened, the second creature said, “Come and see.” I saw a man sitting on a red horse, who was given a great sword and power to take peace from Earth so people would kill one another.
King James
Revelation 6:3–4 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

What do you think the man on the black horse was to do?

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Revelation 6:5–6 Vhen the third seal was opened, the third creature said, “Come and see.” I saw a man sitting on a black horse, holding a balance scale in his hand. A voice from the four creatures said, “One measure of wheat or three measures of barley for a silver coin. But the oil and wine are not for sale.”
King James
Revelation 6:5–6 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. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

What power did the man on the pale horse have?

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Revelation 6:7–8 When the fourth seal was opened, the fourth creature said, “Come and see.” I saw a man sitting on a pale, sickly horse, whose name was Death, and Hell followed him. He was given power over a fourth of Earth, to kill with famine, disease, and wild beasts.
King James
Revelation 6:7–8 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Write the question.

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Revelation 6:9–11 When the fifth seal was opened, I saw the people at the foot of the altar, who had been martyred for the word of God and their testimony. “Oh Lord, holy and true,” they said with a loud voice, “when will you avenge our martyrdom and judge those who live on Earth?” All were given white robes and told to rest until other servants of God and friends in the faith had given their lives.
King James
Revelation 6:9–11 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

What happened when the sixth seal was opened?

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Revelation 6:12–17 When the sixth seal was opened, I saw a great earthquake. The sun blackened like goat-hair burlap, and the moon turned blood red. The stars of the sky fell to the earth like green figs stripped from their branches by a mighty wind. The sky disappeared like writing rolled up in a scroll. The mountains and islands were shaken from their places. Everyone—leaders of nations, the rich and famous, bosses and employees and the homeless—all were looking for safety in caves and behind boulders on the mountains. “Fall on us,” they said to the mountains and the boulders. Hide us from the One who sits on the throne, from the Lamb’s anger. 17 Who can survive his anger on this dreadful day?”
King James
Revelation 6:12–17 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a 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, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 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; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?