New International Version
Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals.
King James Bible
And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
Darby Bible Translation
And I saw on the right hand of him that sat upon the throne a book, written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals.
World English Bible
I saw, in the right hand of him who sat on the throne, a book written inside and outside, sealed shut with seven seals.
Young's Literal Translation
And I saw upon the right hand of Him who is sitting upon the throne a scroll, written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A book written within and on the back side - That is, the book was full of solemn contents within, but it was sealed; and on the back side was a superscription indicating its contents. It was a labelled book, or one written on each side of the skin, which was not usual.
Sealed with seven seals - As seven is a number of perfection, it may mean that the book was so sealed that the seals could neither be counterfeited nor broken; i.e., the matter of the book was so obscure and enigmatical and the work it enjoined and the facts it predicted so difficult and stupendous, that they could neither be known nor performed by human wisdom or power.
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For you this whole vision is nothing but words sealed in a scroll. And if you give the scroll to someone who can read, and say, "Read this, please," they will answer, "I can't; it is sealed."
Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,
which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.
But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge."
I looked again, and there before me was a flying scroll.
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,
He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne.
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