Then I saw a scroll in the right hand of the one seated on the throne. It had writing on the front and the back, and it was sealed with seven seals.
I saw a powerful angel, who proclaimed in 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 could open the scroll or look inside it.
So I began to weep and weep, because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look inside it.
Then one of the elders said to me, "Don't weep. Look! The Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has emerged victorious so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals."