4 After this I looked, and there in heaven was an open door. The first voice that I had heard speaking to me like a trumpetai said, “Come up here,aj and I will show you what must take place after this.”ak
2 Immediately I was in the Spirit,al and there was a throne in heavenam and someone was seated on it. 3 The one seatedJ there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian stone.an A rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald surrounded the throne.ao
5 Flashes of lightning and rumblings and peals of thunder came from the throne.as Seven fiery torches were burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.a 6 Something like a sea of glass, similar to crystal, was also before the throne.b
Four living creatures covered with eyes in front and in back were around the throne on each side. 7 The first living creature was like a lion; the second living creature was like an ox; the third living creature had a face like a man; and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.c 8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings;d they were covered with eyes around and inside. Day and nighte they never stop,A saying,
Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God, the Almighty,
who was, who is, and who is to come.f
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the one seated on the throne, the one who lives forever and ever,g 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before the one seated on the throneh and worship the one who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne and say,
11 Our Lord and God,B
you are worthyi to receive
glory and honor and power,j
because you have created all things,k
and by your will
they exist and were created.
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