A voice from the throne (pwnh apo tou qronou). Not the voice of God, nor of the Lamb, nor ek tou naou ( Isaiah 16:17 ), but from an angel of the Presence. This angel summons all the servants of God to join in the antiphonal praise to God. Give praise to our God (aineite twi qewi hmwn). Present active imperative of ainew, old verb, with the accusative elsewhere in N.T., but here with the dative as occasionally in the LXX ( 1 Chronicles 16:36 , etc.).