After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in
heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet
talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things
which must be hereafter.
2And immediately I was in the spirit: and,
behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
3And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and
there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an
4And round about the throne were four and twenty seats:
and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white
raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
5And out of the
throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there
were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven
Spirits of God.
6And before the throne there was a sea of glass
like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the
throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and
the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a
8And the four beasts had each of them six wings about
him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day
and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is,
and is to come.
9And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks
to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship
him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne,
11Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power:
for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were