I saw a scroll in the right hand of the One Seated on the Throne. It was written on both sides, fastened with seven seals.
I also saw a powerful Angel, calling out in a voice like thunder, "Is there anyone who can open the scroll, who can break its seals?"
There was no one - no one in Heaven, no one on earth, no one from the underworld - able to break open the scroll and read it.
I wept and wept and wept that no one was found able to open the scroll, able to read it.
One of the Elders said, "Don't weep. Look - the Lion from Tribe Judah, the Root of David's Tree, has conquered. He can open the scroll, can rip through the seven seals."