Revelation 4:6-11

The Throne in Heaven

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.

8 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,

11 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."

  1. Cross References
    Revelation 15:2
    And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire - and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.
    Revelation 21:18
    The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, clear as glass.
    Revelation 21:21
    And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass.
    Psalms 77:19
    Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.
  2. Cross References
    Ezekiel 1:5
    And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness.
  3. Cross References
    Ezekiel 10:12
    And their whole body, their rims, and their spokes, their wings, and the wheels were full of eyes all around - the wheels that the four of them had.
  4. Cross References
    Ezekiel 1:10
    As for the likeness of their faces, each had a human face. The four had the face of a lion on the right side, the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and the four had the face of an eagle.
    Ezekiel 10:14
    And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, and the second face was a human face, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
  5. Cross References
    Isaiah 6:2
    Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
  6. Cross References
    Revelation 4:6
    And before the throne there was as it were a sea of glass, like crystal. And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind:
  7. Cross References
    Revelation 14:11
    And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 6:3
    And one called to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!
  9. Cross References
    Revelation 1:4
    John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne.
  10. Cross References
    Revelation 1:18
    And the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
    Revelation 5:13
    And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!
    Revelation 15:7
    And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever.
    Daniel 4:34
    At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation.
    Daniel 12:7
    And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream; he raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven and swore by him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time, and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end all these things would be finished.
  11. Cross References
    Revelation 5:8
    And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
    Revelation 5:14
    And the four living creatures said, "Amen!" and the elders fell down and worshiped.
    Revelation 7:11
    And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God.
    Revelation 11:16
    And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God.
    Revelation 19:4
    And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who was seated on the throne, saying, "Amen. Hallelujah!
  12. Cross References
    Revelation 4:4
    Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads.
  13. Cross References
    Revelation 5:12
    Saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!
  14. Cross References
    Revelation 10:6
    And swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there would be no more delay.
    Revelation 14:7
    And he said with a loud voice, "Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.
    Genesis 1:1
    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
    Acts 14:15
    Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 33:9 - 11
    For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
    Ephesians 1:11
    In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.
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