1 And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and
on the back, having been sealed with seven seals.
2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the
scroll and to loosen its seals?
3 And no one in Heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or
to look upon it.
4 So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to
look upon it.
5 But one of the elders said to me, Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loosen its seven seals.
6 And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures,
and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as having been slain, having seven horns and
seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God having been sent out into all the earth.
7 And He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.
8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders
fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and 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 to open its
seals; 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 kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign upon the earth.
11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, 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 who 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, I heard saying: Blessing and honor and glory
and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!
14 And the four living creatures said, Amen! And the twenty-four elders fell down and did homage to Him who lives forever and ever.