Revelation 4:11

Our Lord and our God (o kurio kai o qeo hmwn). The nominative form here used as vocative as in John 20:28 and often. To receive (labein). Epexegetic second aorist active infinitive of lambanw with axio (worthy). The glory (thn doxan). The article referring to doxan in verse John 9 and so with thn timhn (the honour), though thn dunamin (the power) is not in verse John 9 , but is the power due to be ascribed to God. Thou didst create (su ektisa). Emphasis on su (thou), first aorist active indicative of ktizw, the verb used about the act of creation by Paul in Colossians 1:16 (ektisqh, ektistai), constative aorist giving a summary picture of the whole (not as a process). Because of thy will (dia to qelhma sou). Reason for creation of the universe as in Hebrews 2:10 (di on). They were (hsan). Imperfect tense with a cursory glance at the universe as a fact, possibly a potential existence in God's purpose in the eternal past before the actual creation in time. And were created (kai ektisqhsan). First aorist passive indicative of the same verb, ktizw, just used and in the plural, while Paul ( Colossians 1:16 ) uses the singular ektisqh. See 1 Corinthians 8:6 . God's will wrought through the Logos (Christ).