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Revelation 5 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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The Lamb Opens the Scroll
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:1 - Then I saw a scroll[fn] in the right hand of the one who was sitting on the throne. There was writing on the inside and the outside of the scroll, and it was sealed with seven seals.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:2 - And I saw a strong angel, who shouted with a loud voice: “Who is worthy to break the seals on this scroll and open it?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:3 - But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll and read it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:4 - Then I began to weep bitterly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll and read it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:5 - But one of the twenty-four elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne,[fn] has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:6 - Then I saw a Lamb that looked as if it had been slaughtered, but it was now standing between the throne and the four living beings and among the twenty-four elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the sevenfold Spirit[fn] of God that is sent out into every part of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:7 - He stepped forward and took the scroll from the right hand of the one sitting on the throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:8 - And when he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:9 - And they sang a new song with these words:
“You are worthy to take the scroll
and break its seals and open it.
For you were slaughtered, and your blood has ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:10 - And you have caused them to become
a Kingdom of priests for our God.
And they will reign[fn] on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:11 - Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:12 - And they sang in a mighty chorus:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered—
to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:13 - And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang:
“Blessing and honor and glory and power
belong to the one sitting on the throne
and to the Lamb forever and ever.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:14 - And the four living beings said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped the Lamb.
NLT Footnotes
Or book; also in 5:2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9.
Greek the root of David. See Isa 11:10.
Greek which are the seven spirits.
Some manuscripts read they are reigning.

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