Chapter 5Revelation of John


1 And I saw on the right hand of him that sat on the throne a booklet written within and on the back, close sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a great voice, Who is worthy to open the booklet, and to break its seals? 3 And no one in the heaven, or on the earth, or under the earth could open the booklet, or look thereon. 4 And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the booklet, or to look thereon: 5 and one of the elders saith to me, Weep not; lo, the Lion, he of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath overcome to open the booklet and the seven seals thereof. 6 And I saw amidst the throne and the four living beings, and amidst the elders, a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of :God, sent forth into all the earth. 7 And he came, and he took it out of the right hand of him that sat on the throne. 8 And when he had taken the booklet, the four living beings and the four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having each a harp, and golden bowls full of incenses, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sing a new song, saying; Worthy art thou to take the booklet, and to open the seals thereof; because thou wast slain, and didst purchase to :God with thy :blood men of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation, 10 and madest them a kingdom and priests to our :God; and they reign upon the earth.
11 And I saw, and I heard a voice of many angels round the throne and the living beings and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousands of ten thousands, and thousands of thousands;
12 saying with a great voice,
Worthy is the Lamb :slain to receive the power, and riches, and wisdom, and might, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
13 And everything created which is in the heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and on the sea, and all the things in them, heard I saying,
To him that sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb, the blessing, and the honor, and the glory, and the might unto the ages of the ages.
14 And the four living beings said, Amen. And the elders fell down and worshiped.