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Revelation 4 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Throne in Heaven

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:1 - After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:2 - At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:3 - And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:4 - Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:5 - From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits[fn] of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:6 - Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:7 - The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:8 - Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “ ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’[fn] who was, and is, and is to come.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:9 - Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:10 - the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:11 - “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
NIV Footnotes
That is, the sevenfold Spirit
Isaiah 6:3
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