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Revelation 5 - King James 2000

The Scroll and the Lamb

1. And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.

2. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the scroll, and to loose the seals thereof?

3. And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the scroll, neither to look thereon.

4. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the scroll, neither to look thereon.

5. And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

6. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been 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 took the scroll out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

8. And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of saints.

9. And they sang a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;

10. And have made us unto our God a kingdom and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

11. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the living creatures and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

12. Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.

13. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever.

14. And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshiped him that lives forever and ever.

King James 2000

Dr. Robert A. Couric, ThD, Editor, May 1999: kingjames2000.com