The Four Horsemen.

Red Horse

The rider of the second horse is often taken to represent War

might also represent persecution of Christians


Pale Horse

The fourth horseman is named Death. Known as "the pale rider".

White Horse

Based on the above passage, the most common translation into English, the white rider is generally referred to as "Conquest"

Black Horse

The third horseman rides a black horse and is popularly understood as Famine as the horseman carries a pair of balances or weighing scales, indicating the way that bread would have been weighed during a famine.


  1. The "most common" translation into English can be found in the book of Revelation chapter 6 verses 1 to 8. By the way the command "and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine" means to leave the rich people's food alone.


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