Revelation of John 4

The Throne in Heaven

1After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me alike a trumpet, said, b“Come up here, and cI will show you what must take place after this.” 2At once dI was in the Spirit, and behold, ea throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. 3And he who sat there had the appearance of fjasper and carnelian, and around the throne was ga rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. 4Around the throne were htwenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, iclothed in white garments, with jgolden crowns on their heads. 5From the throne came kflashes of lightning, and rumblings
Or voices, or sounds
and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning mseven torches of fire, nwhich are the seven spirits of God,
6and before the throne there was oas it were a sea of glass, like crystal.

And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are pfour living creatures, qfull of eyes in front and behind:
7 rthe 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, seach of them with six wings, are tfull of eyes all around and within, and uday and night they never cease to say,

vHoly, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
wwho 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, xwho lives forever and ever, 10the twenty-four elders yfall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast ztheir crowns before the throne, saying,

11 aaWorthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for abyou created all things,
and acby your will they existed and were created.”
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