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Revelation 4:1–5:14

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The Throne Room of Heaven

4 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing aopen in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a btrumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”

Immediately cI was in the Spirit; and behold, da throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 1And He who sat there was elike a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; fand there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. gAround the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, hclothed in white 2robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. And from the throne proceeded ilightnings, 3thunderings, and voices. jSeven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are kthe 4seven Spirits of God.

Before the throne there 5was la sea of glass, like crystal. mAnd in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. nThe first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. The four living creatures, each having osix wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

p“Holy, 6holy, holy,

qLord God Almighty,

rWho was and is and is to come!”

Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, swho lives forever and ever, 10 tthe twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:

11 “You uare worthy, 7O Lord,

To receive glory and honor and power;

vFor You created all things,

And by wYour will they 8exist and were created.”

The Lamb Takes the Scroll

5 And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne aa scroll written inside and on the back, bsealed with seven seals. Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, c“Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.

So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open 1and read the scroll, or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, dthe Lion of the tribe of eJudah, fthe Root of David, has gprevailed to open the scroll hand 2to loose its seven seals.”

And I looked, 3and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood ia Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and jseven eyes, which are kthe seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand lof Him who sat on the throne.

Worthy is the Lamb

Now when He had taken the scroll, mthe four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the nprayers of the saints. And othey sang a new song, saying:

p“You are worthy to take the scroll,

And to open its seals;

For You were slain,

And qhave redeemed us to God rby Your blood

Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

10 And have made 4us skings 5and tpriests to our God;

And 6we shall reign on the earth.”

11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice:

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

To receive power and riches and wisdom,

And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”

13 And uevery creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:

v“Blessing and honor and glory and power

Be to Him wwho sits on the throne,

And to the Lamb, forever and 7ever!”

14 Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the 8twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped 9Him who lives forever and ever.

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