I saw, in the right hand of him who sat on the throne, a book written within and on the back, sealed shut with seven seals.
I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book, and to break its seals?"
No one in heaven, or on the eretz, or under the eretz, was able to open the book, or to look in it.
And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the book, or to look in it.
One of the Zakenim said to me, "Don't weep. Behold, the Lion who is of the tribe of Yehudah, the Root of David, has overcome to open the book and its seven seals."
I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the Zakenim, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the eretz.
Then he came, and he took it out of the right hand of him who sat on the throne.
Now when he had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four Zakenim fell down before the Lamb, each one having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones.
They sang a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the book, And to open its seals: For you were killed, And bought us for God with your blood, Out of every tribe, language, people, and nation,
And made them kings and Kohanim to our God, And they reign on eretz."
I saw, and I heard a voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the Zakenim; and the number of them was ten thousands of ten thousands, and thousands of thousands;
saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who has been killed to receive the power, riches, wisdom, might, honor, glory, and blessing!"
I heard every created thing which is in heaven, on the eretz, under the eretz, on the sea, and everything in them, saying, "To him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb be the blessing, the honor, the glory, and the dominion, forever and ever. Amein."
The four living creatures said, "Amein!" The Zakenim fell down and worshiped.