Revelation 4:9

9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,

Revelation 4:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
ESV
9 And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever,
NLT
9 Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever),
MSG
9 Every time the Animals gave glory and honor and thanks to the One Seated on the Throne - the age-after-age Living One -
CSB
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One seated on the throne, the One who lives forever and ever,

Revelation 4:9 Meaning and Commentary

Revelation 4:9

And when these beasts give glory
When they give God the glory of all his perfections, covenant, and promises, and of all the gifts and grace bestowed on them, and of the success of their ministry; and in it glorify Father, Son, and Spirit, who bear their respective parts in the business of salvation; and ascribe to each their due glory in election, redemption, and sanctification:

and honour;
in the several parts of religious worship performed by them; and not with their lips only, but with their hearts also:

and thanks;
for all blessings, temporal and spiritual, bestowed on them, and on the saints: even

to him that sat on the throne;
God the Father, ( Revelation 4:3 ) ;

who liveth for ever and ever;
he who is the living God, and will always continue so.

Revelation 4:9 In-Context

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.
8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “ ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’who was, and is, and is to come.”
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,
10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne 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, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 2; Psalms 47:8; S Revelation 5:1
  • 2. S Revelation 1:18