Bible: Revelation 4:2-11

4:2 Immediately I was in the Spirit, 1  and 2  a throne was standing 3  in heaven with someone seated on it! 4:3 And the one seated on it was like jasper 4  and carnelian 5  in appearance, and a rainbow looking like it was made of emerald 6  encircled the throne. 4:4 In 7  a circle around the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on those thrones were twenty-four elders. They were 8  dressed in white clothing and had golden crowns 9  on their heads. 4:5 From 10  the throne came out flashes of lightning and roaring 11  and crashes of thunder. Seven flaming torches, which are the seven spirits of God, 12  were burning in front of the throne 4:6 and in front of the throne was something like a sea of glass, like crystal. 13 

In 14  the middle of the throne 15  and around the throne were four living creatures 16  full of eyes in front and in back. 4:7 The 17  first living creature was like a lion, the 18  second creature like an ox, the third creature had a face like a man’s, and the fourth creature looked like an eagle flying. 4:8 Each one of the four living creatures had six wings 19  and was full of eyes all around and inside. 20  They never rest day or night, saying: 21 

Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God, the All-Powerful, 22 

Who was and who is, and who is still to come!”

4:9 And whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, 23  and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 4:10 the twenty-four elders throw themselves to the ground 24  before the one who sits on the throne and worship the one who lives forever and ever, and they offer their crowns 25  before his 26  throne, saying:

4:11You are worthy, our Lord and God,

to receive glory and honor and power,

since you created all things,

and because of your will they existed and were created! 27 

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