1 Afterward I had another vision: There was a door standing open in the heavens and the first voice like a trumpet that I had heard speak to me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place."
2 Immediately after this I found myself in a trance, and there stood a throne in heaven with a being seated on it. 3 The one who was seated on it looked like jasper and sardius, and around the throne was a halo of the color of an emerald. 4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, with twenty-four elders seated on them, clothed in white and with gold crowns on their heads. 5 Out from the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder. In front of the throne seven blazing lamps were burning; they are the seven spirits of God. 6 In front of the throne was what looked like a sea of glass, like crystal. Around the throne, in the middle of each side, were four animals covered with eyes in front and behind. 7 The first animal was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man's, and the fourth was like an eagle flying. 8 The four animals have each of them six wings, and they are covered with eyes all over and underneath their wings. And day and night they never cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and is and is coming."
9 And whenever the animals offer glory, honor, and thanksgiving to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne, and worship him who lives forever and ever, and they throw down their crowns before the throne, and say,