Book of Revelation: Chapter 4
After these things I looked and saw a door opened in heaven, and
the first voice that I heard, like a trumpet speaking with me, was one
saying, “Come up here, and I will show you the things which must happen after
Immediately I was in the Spirit. Behold, there was a throne set in
heaven, and one sitting on the throne
that looked like a jasper stone
and a sardius. There was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald to look
Around the throne were twenty-four thrones. On the thrones were
twenty-four elders sitting, dressed in white garments, with crowns of gold on
Out of the throne proceed lightnings, sounds, and thunders.
There were seven lamps of fire burning before his throne, which are the seven
Spirits of God.
Before the throne was something like a sea of glass,
similar to crystal. In the midst of the throne, and around the throne were
four living creatures full of eyes before and behind.
The first creature
was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature
had a face like a man, and the fourth was like a flying eagle.
living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around
about and within. They have no rest day and night, saying, “ Holy, holy,
holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy *1 is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who
is to come!”
When the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to him who sits
on the throne, to him who lives forever and ever,
elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives
forever and ever, and throw their crowns before the throne, saying,
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, the Holy One, *2 to receive the glory, the honor,and the power, for
you created all things, and because of your desire they existed, and were
1 TR and NU read “holy” 3 times
instead of 9.
2 TR omits “and
God, the Holy One,”
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