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THE LAMB TAKES THE SCROLL

Then I saw in the right hand of the one seated on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides, sealed with seven seals.l I also saw a mighty angelm proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or even to look in it. I wept and wept because no one was found worthy to openC the scroll or even to look in it. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Look, the Lion from the tribe of Judah,n the Root of David,o has conqueredp so that he is able to open the scroll andD its seven seals.”

Then I saw one like a slaughtered lambq standing in the midst of the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of Godr sent into all the earth. He went and took the scroll out of the right hand of the one seated on the throne.

THE LAMB IS WORTHY

When he took the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harps and golden bowlst filled with incense,u which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song:v

You are worthy to take the scroll

and to open its seals,

because you were slaughtered,

and you purchasedE peopleF

for God by your blood

from every tribe and language

and people and nation.w

10 You made them a kingdomG

and priests to our God,x

and they will reign on the earth.

11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels around the throne, and also of the living creatures and of the elders. Their number was countless thousands, plus thousands of thousands.y 12 They said with a loud voice,

Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered

to receive power and riches

and wisdom and strength

and honor and glory and blessing!

13 I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth,z on the sea, and everything in them say,aa

Blessing and honor and glory and power

be to the one seated on the throne,

and to the Lamb, forever and ever!

14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

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