1After1thesethings I looked, and behold, 2a door standing open in heaven, and the firstvoicewhich I had heard, 3like the sound of a trumpetspeaking with me, said, "4Come up here, and I will 5show you whatmusttakeplaceafterthesethings."
2Immediately I was a6in the Spirit ; and behold, 7a throne was standing in heaven, and 8One sitting on the throne.
And He who was sitting was like a 9jasperstone and a 10sardius in appearance ; and there was a b11rainbowaround the throne, like an 12emerald in appearance.
413Around the throne were 14twenty-fourthrones ; and upon the thrones I saw 15twenty-fourelders16sitting, clothed in 17whitegarments, and 18goldencrowns on their heads.
Out from the thronecome19flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there were 20sevenlamps of fireburningbefore the throne, which are 21the sevenSpirits of God ;
and before the throne there was something like a 22sea of glass, likecrystal ; and in the ccenter and 23around the throne, 24fourlivingcreatures25full of eyes in front and behind.
726The firstcreature was like a lion, and the secondcreaturelike a calf, and the thirdcreaturehad a facelike that of a man, and the fourthcreature was like a flyingeagle.
And the 27fourlivingcreatures, eachone of them having28sixwings, are 29full of eyesaround and within ; and 30day and nightdthey do not cease to say, "31HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE 32LORDGOD, THE ALMIGHTY, 33WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO eIS TO COME."
And when the livingcreaturesgiveglory and honor and thanks to Him who 34sits on the throne, to 35Him who livesforever and ever,
the 36twenty-fourelders will 37falldownbefore Him who 38sits on the throne, and will worship39Him who livesforever and ever, and will cast their 40crownsbefore the throne, saying,
"41Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receiveglory and honor and power ; for You 42createdallthings, and because of Your will they fexisted, and were created."