Revelation 5:1-14 Reading the Passage

A Worthy Response to the One Who is Worthy – Revelation 5:1-14

5 Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and tightly sealed with seven seals. (2) And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” (3) But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or even look at it. (4) I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or even look at it. (5) Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Look! The Lion who is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, he has overcome, and he is able to open the scroll and break the seals.”

(6) Then I saw a lamb, looking as though it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, surrounded by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. (7) He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of him who sat on the throne. (8) When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before him. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. (9) And they sing a new song, saying, “You are worthy to take the scroll and break the seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. (10) You have made them into a kingdom and priests for our God, and they shall reign over the earth.” (11) Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, surrounding the throne and the living creatures and the elders. The number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, indeed, there were thousands upon thousands of them. (12) With a loud voice they proclaim, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive the power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” (13) Then I heard every creature that is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and in the sea, together with everything that is in all these places, proclaiming, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, be the blessing and the honor and the glory and the dominion forever and ever!” (14) The four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the elders fell down and worshiped.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.