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Revelation 4:3-11 (New International Version)

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3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper1 and carnelian.2 A rainbow,3 resembling an emerald,4 encircled the throne. 4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders.5 They were dressed in white6 and had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder.7 Before the throne, seven lamps8 were blazing. These are the seven spiritsa9 of God. 6 Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass,10 clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures,11 and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.12 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.13 8 Each of the four living creatures14 had six wings15 and was covered with eyes all around,16 even under his wings. Day and night17 they never stop saying: "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE Lord GOD ALMIGHTY,18 WHO WAS, AND IS, AND IS TO COME."19 9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne20 and who lives for ever and ever,21 10 the twenty-four elders22 fall down before him23 who sits on the throne,24 and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: 11 "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power,25 for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."26
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