1 And I saw at the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written. within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaim with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seven seals? 3 And no one in heaven above, nor on the earth, nor under the earth, could open the book, or look in it. 4 And I wept much because no one was found worthy to open the book or to look in it.
5 And one of the elders said to me, Weep not; behold, the lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered, he is opening the book and its seven seals. 6 And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four cherubs and in the midst of the elders, a lamb standing as if killed, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into all the earth. 7 And he came and took [the book] from the right hand of him that sat on the throne.
8 And when he took the book, the four cherubs and the twenty-four elders fell down before the lamb, each having a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which is the prayers of the saints: 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book and to open its seals, for thou wast killed and hast redeemed to God with thy blood [men] from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10 and hast made them a kingdom and priests, and they shall reign on the earth.
11 And I saw, and heard a voice of many angels about the throne, and of the cherubs, and of the elders,??nd the number of them was ten thousands of ten thousands and thousands of thousands,??12 saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was killed to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and those which are on the sea, and all things in them, all heard I saying, To him that sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and power forever and ever.
14 And the four cherubs said, Amen. And the elders fell down and worshipped: