Chapter 4

Scene in Heaven

1 After athese things I looked, and behold, ba door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, clike the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, dCome up here, and I will eshow you what must take place after these things.”

2 Immediately I was 1ain the Spirit; and behold, ba throne was standing in heaven, and cOne sitting on the throne.

3 And He who was sitting was like a ajasper stone and a bsardius in appearance; and there was a 1crainbow around the throne, like an demerald in appearance.

4 aAround the throne were btwenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw ctwenty-four elders dsitting, clothed in ewhite garments, and fgolden crowns on their heads.

The Throne and Worship of the Creator

5 Out from the throne come aflashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there were bseven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are cthe seven Spirits of God;

6 and before the throne there was something like a asea of glass, like crystal; and in the 1center and baround the throne, cfour living creatures dfull of eyes in front and behind.

7 aThe first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.

8 And the afour living creatures, each one of them having bsix wings, are cfull of eyes around and within; and dday and night 1they do not cease to say,

eHoly, holy, holy is the fLord God, the Almighty, gwho was and who is and who 2is to come.”

9 And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who asits on the throne, to bHim who lives forever and ever,

10 the atwenty-four elders will bfall down before Him who csits on the throne, and will worship dHim who lives forever and ever, and will cast their ecrowns before the throne, saying,

11 “aWorthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You bcreated all things, and because of Your will they 1existed, and were created.”


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