Revelation 4:4-11 (New International Version)

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4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders.1 They were dressed in white2 and had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder.3 Before the throne, seven lamps4 were blazing. These are the seven spiritsa5 of God. 6 Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass,6 clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures,7 and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.8 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.9 8 Each of the four living creatures10 had six wings11 and was covered with eyes all around,12 even under his wings. Day and night13 they never stop saying: "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE Lord GOD ALMIGHTY,14 WHO WAS, AND IS, AND IS TO COME."15 9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne16 and who lives for ever and ever,17 10 the twenty-four elders18 fall down before him19 who sits on the throne,20 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,21 for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."22
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