1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door having been opened in Heaven. And the first
voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, Come up here, and I
will show you things which must take place after these things.
2 Immediately I came to be in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was set in Heaven, and
One sat on the throne.
3 And He who sat was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a
rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.
4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four
elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.
5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. And seven lamps
of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
6 Before the throne there was a glassy sea, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne,
and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back.
7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third
living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying
8 The four living creatures, each had six wings around, and were full of eyes within.
And they do not rest day or night, saying: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who
was and is and is to come!
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the
throne, who lives forever and ever,
10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and do homage to Him
who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all
things, and through Your will they exist and were created.