1 After these things I saw, and lo, a door opened in the heaven, and the first :voice that I heard, as a trump speaking with me, one saying, Come up hither, and I will show thee what things must come to pass. 2 After these things I was straightway in the Spirit: and lo, a throne was set in the heaven, and one sitting upon the throne; 3 and who sat was to look upon like a jasper stone and a sardius: and a rainbow round the throne, like an emerald to look upon. 4 And round the throne four and twenty thrones: and upon the thrones I saw four and twenty elders sitting, arrayed in white garments; and upon their :heads golden crowns. 5 And out of the throne proceed lightnings and voices and thunders. And seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of :God; 6 and before the throne, as if a glassy sea like crystal; and midst the throne, and round the throne, four living beings full of eyes before and behind. 7 And the first :living being was like a lion, and the second living being like a calf, and the third living being had a face as of a man, and the fourth living being was like a flying eagle. 8 And the four †living beings having each one of them six wings, are full of eyes around and within: and they have no rest day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord :God, :Almighty, who was and who is and who is coming.
9 And whenever the living beings shall give glory and honor and thanks to him that sitteth on the throne, to him that liveth unto the ages of the ages, 10 the twenty-four elders shall fall down before him that sitteth on the throne, and shall worship him that liveth unto the ages of the ages, and shall cast their :crowns before the throne, saying,
11 Worthy art thou, our :Lord and :God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power: because thou didst create :all things, and because of thy :will they were, and were created.