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And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, "Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?"
King James Bible
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
American Standard Version
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a great voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
Young's Literal Translation
and I saw a strong messenger crying with a great voice, 'Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose the seals of it?'
Revelation 5:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A strong angel - One of the chief of the angelic host.
Proclaiming - As the herald of God.
To open the book, and to loose the seals - To loose the seals that he may open the book. Who can tell what this book contains? Who can open its mysteries? The book may mean the purposes and designs of God relative to his government of the world and the Church; but we, whose habitation is in the dust, know nothing of such things. We are, however, determined to guess.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalm 103:20 Bless the LORD, you his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening to the voice of his word.
Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders said to me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book...
Isaiah 29:11,12 And the vision of all is become to you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying...
Isaiah 41:22,23 Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them show the former things, what they be, that we may consider them...
Revelation 5:2 Parallel CommentariesAble Angel Book Break Crying Exclaiming Great Loud Messenger Mighty Open Proclaiming Scroll Seals Strong Thereof Undo Voice WorthyAble Angel Book Break Crying Exclaiming Great Loud Messenger Mighty Open Proclaiming Scroll Seals Strong Thereof Undo Voice WorthyTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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