Revelation chapter 4
1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was
opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard
was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which
said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things
which must be hereafter.
2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold,
a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the
3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and
a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about
the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
4 And round about the throne were four and twenty
seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty
elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they
had on their heads crowns of gold.
5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and
thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of
fire burning before the throne, which are the seven
Spirits of God.
6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass
like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne,
and round about the throne, were four beasts full of
eyes before and behind.
7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the
second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a
face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying
8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings
about him; and they were full of eyes within: and
they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy,
holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and
thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for
ever and ever,
10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him
that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth
for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and
honour and power: for thou hast created all things,
and for thy pleasure they are and were created.