When will you judge the inhabitants of the earth? (Rev 6:10)

“They cried

With a loud voice,

Saying,

‘Sovereign Lord,

Holy

And true,

How long will we be

Before you judge

And avenge

Our blood

On the inhabitants

Of the earth?’”

καὶ ἔκραξαν φωνῇ μεγάλῃ λέγοντες Ἕως πότε, ὁ Δεσπότης ὁ ἅγιος καὶ ἀληθινός, οὐ κρίνεις καὶ ἐκδικεῖς τὸ αἷμα ἡμῶν ἐκ τῶν κατοικούντων ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς;

John said, “They cried (καὶ ἔκραξαν) with a loud voice (φωνῇ μεγάλῃ), saying (λέγοντες), ‘Sovereign Lord (ὁ Δεσπότης), holy (ὁ ἅγιος) and true (καὶ ἀληθινός), how long (Ἕως πότε) will we be before you judge (οὐ κρίνεις) and avenge (καὶ ἐκδικεῖς) our blood (τὸ αἷμα ἡμῶν) on the inhabitants (ἐκ τῶν κατοικούντων) of the earth (ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς)?’”  These martyred Christians under the heavenly altar cried out to God.  They called him their sovereign Lord, holy, and true.  They wanted to know how long they would have to wait until God pronounced his judgment and avenged their blood on the wicked ones living on earth.  Are you expecting the final judgment day?

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