Revelation 11:16
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,

Christian Standard Bible
The twenty-four elders, who were seated before God on their thrones, fell facedown and worshiped God,

Contemporary English Version
Then the 24 elders, who were seated on thrones in God's presence, knelt down and worshiped him.

Good News Translation
Then the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones in front of God threw themselves face downward and worshiped 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 has become 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, O 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 dressed in white, 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:

Treasury of Scripture

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

Revelation 4:4,10
And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold…

Revelation 5:5-8,14
And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof…

Revelation 7:11
And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,







Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

twenty-four
εἴκοσι (eikosi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1501: Twenty. Of uncertain affinity; a score.

elders
πρεσβύτεροι (presbyteroi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4245: Comparative of presbus; older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist or Christian 'presbyter'.

who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sit
καθήμενοι (kathēmenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2521: To sit, be seated, enthroned; I dwell, reside. From kata; and hemai; to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside.

on
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

thrones
θρόνους (thronous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2362: From thrao; a stately seat; by implication, power or a potentate.

before
ἐνώπιον (enōpion)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1799: Neuter of a compound of en and a derivative of optanomai; in the face of.

God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

fell
ἔπεσαν (epesan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4098: A reduplicated and contracted form of peto; probably akin to petomai through the idea of alighting; to fall.

on
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

faces
πρόσωπα (prosōpa)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4383: From pros and ops; the front, i.e. The countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by implication, presence, person.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

worshiped
προσεκύνησαν (prosekynēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4352: From pros and a probable derivative of kuon; to fawn or crouch to, i.e. prostrate oneself in homage.

God,
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(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.) 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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