Revelation 6:9-10

The Seven Seals

9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under v the altar w the souls of those who had been slain x for the word of God and for y the witness they had borne. 10 They cried out with a loud voice, "O Sovereign Lord, z holy and true, a how long b before you will judge and c avenge our blood on d those who dwell on the earth?"

  1. Cross References
    Revelation 14:18
    And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, "Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe.
    Revelation 16:7
    And I heard the altar saying, "Yes, Lord God the Almighty, true and just are your judgments!
  2. Cross References
    Revelation 20:4
    Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
  3. Cross References
    Revelation 1:9
    I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
  4. Cross References
    Revelation 1:2
    Who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
  5. Cross References
    Revelation 3:7
    And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: 'The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 94:3
    O Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult?
    Zechariah 1:12
    Then the angel of the Lord said, 'O Lord of hosts, how long will you have no mercy on Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, against which you have been angry these seventy years?
  7. Cross References
    Revelation 11:18
    The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.
    Revelation 19:2
    For his judgments are true and just; for he has judged the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality, and has avenged on her the blood of his servants.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 79:10
    Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants be known among the nations before our eyes!
    Psalms 119:84
    How long must your servant endure? When will you judge those who persecute me?
    Luke 18:7 - 8
    And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?
  9. Cross References
    Revelation 3:10
    Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
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