Revelation 5
International Standard Version

The Vision of the Scroll with Seven Seals

1Then I saw in the right hand of the one who sits on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the outside, sealed with seven seals. 2I also saw a powerful angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3No one in heaven, on earth, or under the earth could open the scroll or look inside it. 4I began to cry bitterly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or look inside it.

5“Stop crying,” one of the elders told me. “Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered. He can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

The Vision of the Lamb Taking the Scroll

6Then I saw a lamb standing in the middle of the throne, the four living creatures, and the elders. He lookeda like he had been slaughtered. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into all the earth. 7He went and took the scroll from the right hand of the one who sits on the throne.

8When the lamb had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders bowed down in front of him. Each held a harp and a gold bowl full of incense, the prayers of the saints. 9They sang a new song:

“You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals,

because you were slaughtered.

With your blood you purchased peopleb for God

from every tribe, language, people, and nation.

10You made them a kingdom and priests for our God,

and they will reign on the earth.”

The Vision of the Song of the Lamb

11Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels, the living creatures, and the elders surrounding the throne. They numbered 10,000’s times 10,000 and thousands times thousands. 12They sang with a loud voice,

“Worthy is the lamb who was slaughtered

to receive power, wealth, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and praise!”

13I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, and on the sea, and everything that is in them, saying,

“To the one who sits on the throne and to the lamb

be praise, honor, glory, and power forever and ever!”

14Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!”, and the elders bowed down and worshipped.


Footnotes:
a 5:6 The Gk. lacks He looked
b 5:9 Some MSS read us; the Gk. lacks people



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