1 After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me f like a trumpet, said, g "Come up here, and h I will show you what must take place after this." 2 At once i I was in the Spirit, and behold, j a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. 3 And he who sat there had the appearance of k jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was l a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. 4 Around the throne were m twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, n clothed in white garments, with o golden crowns on their heads. 5 From the throne came p flashes of lightning, and rumblings 1 and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning q seven torches of fire, r which are the seven spirits of God,
6 and before the throne there was s as it were a sea of glass, like crystal. And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are t four living creatures, u full of eyes in front and behind: 7 v the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight.
And the four living creatures, w each of them with six wings, are x full of eyes all around and within, and y day and night they never cease to say,
z "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
a who was and is and is to come!"
9 And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, b who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders c fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast d their crowns before the throne, saying,
e "Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for f you created all things,
and g by your will they existed and were created."