The Scroll and the Lamb
5:1And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the back, close sealed with seven seals. 5:2And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a great voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 5:3And no one in the heaven, or on the earth, or under the earth, was able to open the book, or to look thereon. 5:4And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the book, or to look thereon: 5:5and one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not; behold, the Lion that is of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath overcome to open the book and the seven seals thereof.
5:6And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth.5:7And he came, and he taketh it out of the right hand of him that sat on the throne. 5:8And when he had taken the book, the four living creatures and the four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 5:9And they sing a new song, saying,
Worthy art thou to take the book,
and to open the seals thereof:
for thou was slain, and didst purchase unto God with thy blood men of every tribe,
and tongue, and people, and nation,
5:10and madest them to be unto our God a kingdom
and they reign upon earth.
5:11And I saw, and I heard a voice of many angels round about the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 5:12saying with a great voice,
5:14And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the elders fell down and worshipped.