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Revelation 5 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Scroll and the Lamb

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:1 - Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:2 - And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:3 - But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:4 - I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:5 - Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:6 - Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits[fn] of God sent out into all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:7 - He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:8 - And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:9 - And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:10 - You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign[fn] on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:11 - Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:12 - In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:13 - Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:14 - The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.
NIV Footnotes
That is, the sevenfold Spirit
Some manuscripts they reign

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