Revelation 4:5-11 (KJV) (2024)

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5And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

6And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

7And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

8And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

9And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

10The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

11Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

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5From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder.(A) In front of the throne, seven lamps(B) were blazing. These are the seven spirits[a](C) of God. 6Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass,(D) clear as crystal.

In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures,(E) and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.(F) 7The 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.(G) 8Each of the four living creatures(H) had six wings(I) and was covered with eyes all around,(J) even under its wings. Day and night(K) they never stop saying:

“‘Holy, holy, holy

is the Lord God Almighty,’[b](L)

who was, and is, and is to come.”(M)

9Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne(N) and who lives for ever and ever,(O) 10the twenty-four elders(P) fall down before him(Q) who sits on the throne(R) 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,(S)
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.”(T)

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  1. Revelation 4:5 That is, the sevenfold Spirit
  2. Revelation 4:8 Isaiah 6:3

Cross references

  1. Revelation 4:5 : Ex 19:16; Rev 8:5; 11:19; 16:18
  2. Revelation 4:5 : Zec 4:2
  3. Revelation 4:5 : S Rev 1:4
  4. Revelation 4:6 : Rev 15:2
  5. Revelation 4:6 : ver 8, 9; Eze 1:5; Rev 5:6; 6:1; 7:11; 14:3; 15:7; 19:4
  6. Revelation 4:6 : Eze 1:18; 10:12
  7. Revelation 4:7 : Eze 1:10; 10:14
  8. Revelation 4:8 : S ver 6
  9. Revelation 4:8 : Isa 6:2
  10. Revelation 4:8 : Eze 1:18
  11. Revelation 4:8 : Rev 14:11
  12. Revelation 4:8 : Isa 6:3; S Rev 1:8
  13. Revelation 4:8 : S Rev 1:4
  14. Revelation 4:9 : ver 2; Ps 47:8; S Rev 5:1
  15. Revelation 4:9 : S Rev 1:18
  16. Revelation 4:10 : S ver 4
  17. Revelation 4:10 : Dt 33:3; Rev 5:8, 14; 7:11; 11:16
  18. Revelation 4:10 : S ver 2
  19. Revelation 4:11 : Rev 1:6; 5:12
  20. Revelation 4:11 : Ac 14:15; Rev 10:6
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5From the throne came (A)flashes of lightning, and rumblings[a] and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning (B)seven torches of fire, (C)which are the seven spirits of God, 6and before the throne there was (D)as it were a sea of glass, like crystal.

And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are (E)four living creatures, (F)full of eyes in front and behind: 7(G)the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight. 8And the four living creatures, (H)each of them with six wings, are (I)full of eyes all around and within, and (J)day and night they never cease to say,

(K)“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
(L)who was and is and is to come!”

9And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, (M)who lives forever and ever, 10the twenty-four elders (N)fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast (O)their crowns before the throne, saying,

11(P)“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for (Q)you created all things,
and (R)by your will they existed and were created.”

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  1. Revelation 4:5 Or voices, or sounds

Cross references

  1. Revelation 4:5 : ch. 8:5; 11:19; 16:18; [Ex. 19:16]
  2. Revelation 4:5 : [Zech. 4:2]
  3. Revelation 4:5 : See ch. 1:4
  4. Revelation 4:6 : ch. 15:2; [ch. 21:18, 21; Ps. 77:19]
  5. Revelation 4:6 : Ezek. 1:5
  6. Revelation 4:6 : Ezek. 10:12
  7. Revelation 4:7 : [Ezek. 1:10; 10:14]
  8. Revelation 4:8 : Isa. 6:2
  9. Revelation 4:8 : ver. 6
  10. Revelation 4:8 : ch. 14:11
  11. Revelation 4:8 : Isa. 6:3
  12. Revelation 4:8 : See ch. 1:4
  13. Revelation 4:9 : ch. 1:18; 5:13; 15:7; Dan. 4:34; 12:7
  14. Revelation 4:10 : ch. 5:8, 14; 7:11; 11:16; 19:4
  15. Revelation 4:10 : ver. 4
  16. Revelation 4:11 : ch. 5:12
  17. Revelation 4:11 : ch. 10:6; 14:7; Gen. 1:1; Acts 14:15
  18. Revelation 4:11 : Ps. 33:9-11; [Eph. 1:11]
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