JOHN THE DIVINE*
Revelation 5 ©
1 After the description of Him Who sat upon the throne, the apostle relates the conditions of the sealed book that was in His hand. 3 Which seeing no creature in heaven and earth was able to open it. 5 The Lion of the tribe of Judah only is declared to be worthy of it. 7 Who receives the book out of His hand. 8 Whereupon the four beasts with the twenty-four elders do praise His worthiness. 11 Which the multitude of angels also does acknowledge by their songs of praise. 13 And, besides them, all the creatures in heaven and earth agree.
AND I saw 1in the right hand of him that sat on the throne aa book written 2within and on the backside, 3sealed with seven seals.
And I saw 4a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, 5Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
And no man inb heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to 6look thereon.
And 7I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
And 8one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, 9thec Lion of the tribe of Juda, 10thed Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a 11Lamb 12as it had been slain, having 13seven horns and sevene eyes, which are the 14sevenf Spirits of God 15sent forth into all the earth.
And 16he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
And when he had 17taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders 18fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them 19harps,g and golden vialsh full of odours, 20which are thei prayers of saints.
And they sung aj21new song, saying, Thouk art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemedl us to God 22by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Andm hast made us unto our God 23kings and priests: and we shall 24reign on the earth.
And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the numbern of them was 25ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is theo Lamb that was slain 26to receive power, and 27riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and 28blessing.
And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and 29under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb 30for ever and ever.
And the four beasts said, 31Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.