6:10 They 1 cried out with a loud voice, 2 “How long, 3 Sovereign Master, 4 holy and true, before you judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood?”
6:16 They 5 said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who is seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 6 6:17 because the great day of their 7 wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?” 8
1 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
2 tn Grk “voice, saying”; the participle λέγοντες (legontes) is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated here.
3 tn The expression ἕως πότε (ews pote) was translated “how long.” Cf. BDAG 423 s.v. ἕως 1.b.γ.
4 tn The Greek term here is δεσπότης (despoths; see L&N 37.63).
5 tn Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation. Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
6 tn It is difficult to say where this quotation ends. The translation ends it after “withstand it” at the end of v. 17, but it is possible that it should end here, after “Lamb” at the end of v. 16. If it ends after “Lamb,” v. 17 is a parenthetical explanation by the author.
7 tc Most
8 tn The translation “to withstand (it)” for ἵστημι (Jisthmi) is based on the imagery of holding one’s ground in a military campaign or an attack (BDAG 482 s.v. B.4).