The Throne Room of Heaven
1After this I looked, and there in heaven was an open door. The first voice that I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet #Ex 19:19|NoBook| 20:18Ps 47:5Zch 9:14Rv 1:10 said, “Come up here, #Rv 11:12 and I will show you what must take place after this.”
2Immediately I was in the Spirit, # Or in spirit ; lit I became in the Spirit #Ac 19:21Rm 8:9|NoBook| 14:17Eph 2:18|NoBook| 3:5|NoBook| 6:18Rv 1:10|NoBook| 17:3|NoBook| 21:10 and a throne was set there in heaven. #1Kg 22:19Ps 11:4|NoBook| 13:19Is 66:1Mt 5:34|NoBook| 23:22Dn 7:9 One was seated on the throne, 3and the One seated # Other mss omit and the One seated looked like jasper # A precious stone and carnelian # A translucent red gem stone. #Ex 28:17|NoBook| 39:10Ezk 28:13Rv 21:11 A rainbow that looked like an emerald surrounded the throne. #Gn 9:13-17Ezk 1:28Rv 10:1 4Around that throne were 24 thrones, and on the thrones sat 24 elders #Mt 19:28Rv 11:16|NoBook| 5:8|NoBook| 19:4|NoBook| 20:4 dressed in white clothes, #Rv 3:4 with gold crowns on their heads. #Zch 6:11Rv 9:7 5Flashes of lightning and rumblings of thunder came from the throne. #Ex 19:16|NoBook| 20:18Ps 77:18Rv 8:5|NoBook| 11:19|NoBook| 16:18 Seven fiery torches were burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God. #Rv 1:4|NoBook| 3:1|NoBook| 5:6 6Something like a sea of glass, similar to crystal, was also before the throne. #Rv 15:2|NoBook| 21:18 Four living creatures covered with eyes in front and in back were in the middle # Lit In the middle of the throne and around the throne. 7The first living creature was like a lion; the second living creature was like a calf; the third living creature had a face like a man; and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. #Ezk 1:5-2810:9-14 8Each of the four living creatures had six wings; #Is 6:2 they were covered with eyes around and inside. Day and night #Rv 7:15 they never stop, # Or they never rest saying:
Holy, holy, holy, # Other mss read holy 9 times
Lord God, the Almighty,
who was, who is, and who is coming. #Is 6:3
9Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One seated on the throne, the One who lives forever and ever, #Rv 10:6|NoBook| 15:7 10the 24 elders fall down before the One seated on the throne, #2Ch 20:18Mk 5:33Rv 5:8 worship the One who lives forever and ever, cast their crowns before the throne, and say:
11Our Lord and God, # Other mss add the Holy One ; other mss read Lord
You are worthy #2Sm 22:4Ps 18:3Heb 3:3Rv 5:2 to receive
glory and honor and power, #Rv 5:12|NoBook| 7:12
because You have created all things, #Gn 1:1Ac 14:15Rv 10:6|NoBook| 14:7
and because of Your will
they exist and were created.
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