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Revelation 5 - Easy To Read Version

The Scroll and the Lamb

1. Then I saw a scroll {\cf2\super [37]} in the right hand of the One sitting on the throne. The scroll had writing on both sides. The scroll was kept closed with seven seals.

2. And I saw a powerful angel. The angel called in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”

3. But there was no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth who could open the scroll or look inside it.

4. I cried and cried because there was no one who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.

5. But one of the elders {\cf2\super [38]} said to me, “Don’t cry! The Lion (Christ) from Judah’s family group has won the victory. He is David’s {\cf2\super [39]} descendant. {\cf2\super [40]} He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

6. Then I saw a Lamb standing in the center of the throne with the four living things around it. The elders {\cf2\super [41]} were also around the Lamb. The Lamb looked like it had been killed. It had seven horns and seven eyes. These are the seven spirits of God that were sent into all the world.

7. The Lamb came and took the scroll {\cf2\super [42]} from the right hand of the One sitting on the throne.

8. After the Lamb took the scroll, the four living things and the 24 elders bowed down before the Lamb. Each one of them had a harp. {\cf2\super [43]} Also they were holding golden bowls full of incense. {\cf2\super [44]} These bowls of incense are the prayers of God’s holy people. {\cf2\super [45]}

9. And they all sang a new song \{to the Lamb\}:

10. You made these people to be a kingdom,\par and you made these people to be priests for our God.\par And they will rule on the earth.”\par

11. Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels. The angels were around the throne, the \{four\} living things, and the elders. {\cf2\super [47]} There were thousands and thousands of angels—there were 10,000 times 10,000.

12. The angels said with a loud voice:

13. Then I heard every living thing that is in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. I heard every thing in all these places. I heard them all saying:

14. The four living things said, “Amen {\cf2\super [48]} !” And the elders {\cf2\super [49]} bowed down and worshiped.

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