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.”
2 Immediately cI was in the Spirit; and behold, da throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 3 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. 4 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. 5 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.
6 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. 7 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. 8 The four living creatures, each having osix wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:
qLord God Almighty,
rWho was and is and is to come!”
9 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:
To receive glory and honor and power;
vFor You created all things,
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