Revelation 11:16
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New International Version
And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God,

New Living Translation
The twenty-four elders sitting on their thrones before God fell with their faces to the ground and worshiped him.

English Standard Version
And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God,

Berean Study Bible
And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God,

Berean Literal Bible
And the twenty-four elders sitting on their thrones before God fell upon their faces and worshiped God,

New American Standard Bible
And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God,

King James Bible
And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The 24 elders, who were seated before God on their thrones, fell facedown and worshiped God,

International Standard Version
Then the twenty-four elders who were sitting on their thrones in God's presence fell on their faces and worshipped God.

NET Bible
Then the twenty-four elders who are seated on their thrones before God threw themselves down with their faces to the ground and worshiped God

New Heart English Bible
The twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God's throne, fell on their faces and worshiped God,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the 24 Elders who sit before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the 24 leaders, who were sitting on their thrones in God's presence, immediately bowed, worshiped God,

New American Standard 1977
And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the twenty-four elders, who sat before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces and worshipped God,

King James 2000 Bible
And the four and twenty elders, who sat before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces, and worshiped God,

American King James Version
And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell on their faces, and worshipped God,

American Standard Version
And the four and twenty elders, who sit before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces and worshipped God,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the four and twenty ancients, who sit on their seats in the sight of God, fell on their faces and adored God, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

English Revised Version
And the four and twenty elders, which sit before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces and worshipped God,

Webster's Bible Translation
And the four and twenty elders, who sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshiped God,

Weymouth New Testament
Then the twenty-four Elders, who sit on thrones in the presence of God, fell on their faces and worshipped God,

World English Bible
The twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God's throne, fell on their faces and worshiped God,

Young's Literal Translation
and the twenty and four elders, who before God are sitting upon their thrones, did fall upon their faces, and did bow before God,
Study Bible
The Seventh Trumpet
15Then the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and loud voices called out in heaven: “The kingdom of the world is now the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.” 16And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17saying: “We give thanks to You, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was; You have taken Your great power and begun to reign.…
Cross References
Matthew 19:28
Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, in the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Revelation 4:4
Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and on these thrones sat twenty-four elders clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads.

Revelation 4:10
the twenty-four elders fall down before the One seated on the throne, and they worship Him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
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(16) And the four . . .--Translate, And the four-and-twenty elders, who before God were seated upon their thrones (not "seats"), fell upon their faces, and worshipped God. The four-and-twenty elders represent the Church of God in all ages; they sit with Christ in heavenly places, even while they are toiling and sorrowing on earth; every one of the true children of the kingdom appear before God, and their angels behold the presence of their Father who is in heaven. They were seated on thrones, not "seats" (comp. Revelation 4:4), as in English version; the word used is the same which is translated "throne" when it refers to our Lord. It is the same word which is rendered "seat" (Revelation 2:13; Revelation 16:10) when it refers to Satan; but it is better rendered throne throughout, for by this variation of translation, as "Archbishop Trench has pointed out, two great ideas which run through this book, and, indeed, we may say through the whole of the New Testament, are obliterated: the one, that the true servants of Christ are crowned with Him and share His sovereignty; the other, that the antagonism of the Prince of Darkness to the Prince of Light develops itself in the hellish parody of the heavenly kingdom" (Prof. Lightfoot, Revision of New Testament, p. 41). It is specially desirable that this thought should be kept before us in this passage, which proclaims that the kingdom and throne and power of the wicked one have passed away, and the hour has come when the victorious saints may sit down with Christ in His throne (Revelation 3:21).

Verse 16. - And the four and twenty elders. "The elders" represent the Church (see on Revelation 4:4); they are those who were made "a kingdom" (Revelation 1:6); they therefore fitly take up the burden of praise to him who has now established his universal and everlasting kingdom. Which sat before God on their seats; which sit before God on their thrones (Revised Version). Thus they are described in Revelation 4:4. Fell upon their faces, and worshipped God. (So also in Revelation 4:10; Revelation 5:14; Revelation 19:4.) And the four and twenty elders,.... The same with those in Revelation 4:4;

which sat before God on their seats; as they are also there described; and which may be expressive of their enjoyment of the divine Presence; and also of their quiet and undisturbed situation, being restored to their former places, which they now possess without molestation and interruption; for as these are the representatives of Gospel churches in all ages, they were with the church in the wilderness during the 1260 days, or years: hence we hear nothing of them from the time of the sealing of the hundred and forty and four thousand, and during the sounding of the trumpets; but now they are restored to their former seats, and upon this wonderful change of things in the world, they

fell upon their faces and worshipped God; in a very humble and reverential posture, and in a way of praise and thanksgiving. 16. before God—B and Syriac read, "before the throne of God." But A, C, Vulgate, and Coptic read as English Version.

seats—Greek, "thrones."11:14-19 Before the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet, there is the usual demand of attention. The saints and angels in heaven know the right of our God and Saviour to rule over all the world. But the nations met God's wrath with their own anger. It was a time in which he was beginning to reward his people's faithful services, and sufferings; and their enemies fretted against God, and so increased their guilt, and hastened their destruction. By the opening the temple of God in heaven, may be meant, that there was a more free communication between heaven and earth; prayer and praises more freely and frequently going up, graces and blessings plentifully coming down. But it rather seems to refer to the church of God on earth. In the reign of antichrist, God's law was laid aside, and made void by traditions and decrees; the Scriptures were locked up from the people, but now they are brought to the view of all. This, like the ark, is a token of the presence of God returned to his people, and his favour toward them in Jesus Christ, as the Propitiation for their sins. The great blessing of the Reformation was attended with very awful providences; as by terrible things in righteousness God answered the prayers presented in his holy temple now opened.
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