Revelation 4

Scene in Heaven

1 After 1these things I looked, and behold, 2a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, 3like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, "4Come up here, and I will 5show you what must take place after these things."
2 Immediately I was 6in the Spirit; and behold, 7a throne was standing in heaven, and 8One sitting on the throne.
3 And He who was sitting was like a 9jasper stone and a 10sardius in appearance; and there was a 11rainbow around the throne, like an 12emerald in appearance.

The Throne and Worship of the Creator

5 Out from the throne come 19flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there were 20seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are 21the seven Spirits of God;
6 and before the throne there was something like a 22sea of glass, like crystal; and in the center and 23around the throne, 24four living creatures 25full of eyes in front and behind.
7 26The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.
8 And the 27four living creatures, each one of them having 28six wings, are 29full of eyes around and within; and 30day and night they do not cease to say, "31HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE 32LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, 33WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME."
9 And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who 34sits on the throne, to 35Him who lives forever and ever,
10 the 36twenty-four * elders will 37fall down before Him who 38sits on the throne, and will worship 39Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their 40crowns before the throne, saying,
11 "41Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You 42created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created."
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