The disclosure of your words illuminates, providing understanding to the simple.
Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people. Because he was visible above all the people there, as he opened it, all the people stood up.
I also saw a powerful angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?"
"Stop crying," one of the elders told me. "Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered. He can open the scroll and its seven seals."
A river of fire flowed out from before him. Thousands upon thousands were serving him, with millions upon millions waiting before him. The court sat in judgment, and record books were unsealed.
the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it was written,
No one in heaven, on earth, or under the earth could open the scroll or look inside it. I began to cry bitterly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or look inside it.
They sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals, because you were slaughtered. With your blood you purchased people for God from every tribe, language, people, and nation.
He held a small, opened scroll in his hand. Setting his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,
Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again, saying, "Go and take the opened scroll from the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land."
I saw the dead, both unimportant and important, standing in front of the throne, and books were open. Another book was opened the Book of Life. The dead were judged according to their actions, as recorded in the books.
Then I saw the lamb open the first of the seven seals. I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Go!"
When the lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Go!"
When the lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Go!" I looked, and there was a black horse! Its rider held a scale in his hand.
When the lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Go!"
When the lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God and the testimony they had given.
Then I saw the lamb open the sixth seal. There was a powerful earthquake. The sun turned as black as sackcloth made of hair, and the full moon turned as red as blood.
When the lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.