1 ! The lambe openedeth the sixe seales, and manie things follow the opening thereof so that this conteineth a general prophecie to the end of the worlde.
1 a The opening of the seale is the declaration of Gods wil, and the executing of his judgements.
1 b Signifying, that there was marueilous things to come.
2 c The white horse signifieth innocencie, victorie, & felicitie which shulde come by the preaching of the Gospel.
2 d He that rideth on the white horse, is Christ.
4 e Signifying the cruel warres that ensured when the Gospel was refused.
6 h The Greke worde signifieth that measure which was ordinarily giuen to seruants for their portion or stint of meate for one day.
8 / Or, the graue.
9 m The soules of the Saintes are vnder the altar which is Christ, meaning that they are in his safe custodie in the heauens.
12 n Which signifieth the change of the true doctrine, which is the greatest cause of motions and troubles that come to the worlde.
12 o That is, the brightnes of the Gospel.
12 p The traditions of men.
12 q The Church miserably defaced with idolatrie and afflicted by tyrants.
16 u Suche men afterwarde, of what estate soeuer, therby, shalbe desperate, and not able to susteineth the weight of Gods wrath, but shal continually feare his judgement.