CEBCommon English Bible
1After this I looked and there was a door that had been opened in heaven. The first voice that I had heard, which sounded like a trumpet, said to me, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this." 2At once I was in a Spirit-inspired trance and I saw a throne in heaven, and someone was seated on the throne. 3The one seated there looked like jasper and carnelian, and surrounding the throne was a rainbow that looked like an emerald. 4Twenty-four thrones, with twenty-four elders seated upon them, surrounded the throne. The elders were dressed in white clothing and had gold crowns on their heads. 5From the throne came lightning, voices, and thunder. In front of the throne were seven flaming torches, which are the seven spirits of God.
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