Revelation 4

Revelation 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 #ch. 1:10; [Ex. 19:19, 20] like a trumpet, said, #ch. 11:12 “Come up here, and #ch. 1:1, 19; 22:6I will show you what must take place after this.” 2At once #See ch. 1:10 I was in the Spirit, and behold, #Ps. 11:4; 103:19; Isa. 66:1; Matt. 5:34; 23:22; See 1 Kgs. 22:19a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. 3And he who sat there had the appearance of #ch. 21:11 jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was #Ezek. 1:28; [ch. 10:1; Gen. 9:13-17]a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. 4Around the throne were #ch. 11:16 twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, #See ch. 3:4 clothed in white garments, with #ver. 10; See James 1:12golden crowns on their heads. 5From the throne came #ch. 8:5; 11:19; 16:18; [Ex. 19:16] flashes of lightning, and rumblings#4:5 Or voices, or sounds and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning #[Zech. 4:2] seven torches of fire, #See ch. 1:4which are the seven spirits of God, 6and before the throne there was #ch. 15:2; [ch. 21:18, 21; Ps. 77:19] as it were a sea of glass, like crystal.
And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are #Ezek. 1:5 four living creatures, #Ezek. 10:12full of eyes in front and behind: 7#[Ezek. 1:10; 10:14]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, #Isa. 6:2 each of them with six wings, are #ver. 6 full of eyes all around and within, and #ch. 14:11 day and night they never cease to say,
# Isa. 6:3 “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
# See ch. 1:4 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, #ch. 1:18; 5:13; 15:7; Dan. 4:34; 12:7who lives forever and ever, 10the twenty-four elders #ch. 5:8, 14; 7:11; 11:16; 19:4 fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast #ver. 4their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 # ch. 5:12 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for #ch. 10:6; 14:7; Gen. 1:1; Acts 14:15 you created all things,
and #Ps. 33:9-11; [Eph. 1:11]by your will they existed and were created.”

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