Revelation 4:9
New International Version
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,

New Living Translation
Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever),

English Standard Version
And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever,

Berean Study Bible
And whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One seated on the throne who lives forever and ever,

Berean Literal Bible
And whenever the living creatures will give glory and honor and thanksgiving to the One sitting upon the throne, the One living to the ages of the ages,

New American Standard Bible
And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever,

King James Bible
And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

Christian Standard Bible
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the one seated on the throne, the one who lives forever and ever,

Contemporary English Version
The living creatures kept praising, honoring, and thanking the one who sits on the throne and who lives forever and ever.

Good News Translation
The four living creatures sing songs of glory and honor and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever. When they do so,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One seated on the throne, the One who lives forever and ever,

International Standard Version
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,

NET Bible
And whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,

New Heart English Bible
And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne, to him who lives forever and ever,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when these four beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him who sits upon the throne and to The One Living to the eternity of eternities, amen,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, to the one who lives forever and ever,

New American Standard 1977
And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when those animals give glory and honour and praise to the one that is seated on the throne, who lives for ever and ever,

King James 2000 Bible
And when those living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him that sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,

American King James Version
And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who lives for ever and ever,

American Standard Version
And when the living creatures shall give glory and honor and thanks to him that sitteth on the throne, to him that liveth for ever and ever,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when those living creatures gave glory, and honour, and benediction to him that sitteth on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever;

Darby Bible Translation
And when the living creatures shall give glory and honour and thanksgiving to him that sits upon the throne, who lives to the ages of ages,

English Revised Version
And when the living creatures shall give glory and honour and thanks to him that sitteth on the throne, to him that liveth for ever and ever,

Webster's Bible Translation
And when those living beings give glory, and honor, and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

Weymouth New Testament
And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who is seated on the throne, and lives until the Ages of the Ages,

World English Bible
When the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to him who sits on the throne, to him who lives forever and ever,

Young's Literal Translation
and when the living creatures do give glory, and honour, and thanks, to Him who is sitting upon the throne, who is living to the ages of the ages,
Study Bible
Worship of the Creator
8And each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around and within. Day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” 9And whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One seated on the throne who lives forever and ever, 10the 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:…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:40
For I lift up My hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever,

Psalm 47:8
God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His holy throne.

Isaiah 6:1
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted; and the train of His robe filled the temple.

Daniel 4:34
But at the end of those days, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven, and my sanity was restored to me. Then I praised the Most High, and I honored and glorified Him who lives forever: "For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation.

Daniel 12:7
And the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by Him who lives forever, saying, "It will be for a time, times, and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been shattered, all these things will be completed."

Revelation 1:18
the Living One. I was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of Death and of Hades.

Revelation 4:2
At once I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne standing in heaven, with someone seated on it.

Revelation 4:8
And each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around and within. Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!"

Revelation 5:1
Then I saw a scroll in the right hand of the One seated on the throne. It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals.

Revelation 6:16
And they said to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.

Revelation 7:15
For this reason, 'They are before the throne of God and serve Him day and night in His temple; and the One seated on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them.

Revelation 10:6
And he swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and everything in it, the earth and everything in it, and the sea and everything in it: "There will be no more delay!

Revelation 15:7
Then one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever.

Revelation 21:5
And the One seated on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." Then He said, "Write this down, for these words are faithful and true."

Treasury of Scripture

And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who lives for ever and ever,

when.

Revelation 5:13,14
And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever…

Revelation 7:11,12
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, …

who.

Revelation 1:18
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Revelation 5:14
And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

Revelation 10:6
And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:







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

whenever
ὅταν (hotan)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3752: When, whenever. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Nominative Neuter 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.

living creatures
ζῷα (zōa)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2226: An animal, living creature. Neuter of a derivative of zao; a live thing, i.e. An animal.

give
δώσουσιν (dōsousin)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

glory,
δόξαν (doxan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

honor,
τιμὴν (timēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5092: A price, honor. From tino; a value, i.e. Money paid, or valuables; by analogy, esteem, or the dignity itself.

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

thanks
εὐχαριστίαν (eucharistian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2169: Thankfulness, gratitude; giving of thanks, thanksgiving. From eucharistos; gratitude; actively, grateful language.

to the [One]
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

seated
καθημένῳ (kathēmenō)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Dative Masculine Singular
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.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

throne
θρόνῳ (thronō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2362: From thrao; a stately seat; by implication, power or a potentate.

who
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

lives
ζῶντι (zōnti)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

forever
αἰῶνας (aiōnas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 165: From the same as aei; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity; by implication, the world; specially a Messianic period.

[and]
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive 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.

ever,
αἰώνων (aiōnōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 165: From the same as aei; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity; by implication, the world; specially a Messianic period.
(9, 10) And when those beasts . . .--Better, And whensoever the living beings shall give (the future is used) glory and honour and thanks to Him who sitteth upon the throne, to Him who liveth to the ages of ages, the four-and-twenty elders shall (as is their wont) fall down before Him who sitteth on the throne, and worship Him that liveth unto the ages of ages, and shall (as is their wont) cast their crowns before the throne, saying ... It is not to Him who sat upon the throne, but to Him who sitteth there, as he liveth to the ages of ages, that this homage is paid. The future tense (shall give glory, &c.) implies the eternal repetition of the act. The connection between the praise given by creation, and the consequent homage of the twenty-four elders, expresses a truth. The Church of Christ does not always hear the voice of praise from created things. Often the creation groaneth" and travaileth; but her chorus of praise rises when she perceives that "every thing that hath breath praiseth the Lord." The converse of this thought -- the earth bringeth forth her fruit when the people praise God--is hinted in Psalm 67:5-6, "the earth ceases her travail when the sons of God are made manifest (Romans 8:19-21).

Crowns.--The crowns are not royal crowns, but the crowns of conquerors. These are laid down before the throne by those who overcame, not in their own might, but through the blood of the Lamb (Revelation 12:11; comp. Revelation 7:14).

Verse 9. - And when those beasts give; or, and as often as the living belongs shall give. The expression has a frequentative force, and also points to a continued repetition of the act in the future; perhaps a contrast to the past, since before the redemption the Church, as being of the whole world, could not join in the adoration. Glory and honour and thanks. The Eucharistic hymn recognizes the glory and honour which are the inseparable attributes of God, and renders the thanks due to him from his creation. To him that sat on the throne, who liveth forever and ever; or, to him sitting on the throne. The Triune God (see on ver. 2). "Who liveth forever and ever" declares that attribute which was ascribed to God, in the song of the living beings, by the words, "which was, and is, and is to come" (see on ver. 8). 4:9-11 All true believers wholly ascribe their redemption and conversion, their present privileges and future hopes, to the eternal and most holy God. Thus rise the for-ever harmonious, thankful songs of the redeemed in heaven. Would we on earth do like them, let our praises be constant, not interrupted; united, not divided; thankful, not cold and formal; humble, not self-confident.
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