The Scroll and the Lamb

Revelation 5

1 And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a a scroll written inside and on the back, b sealed with seven seals. 2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, c "Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose 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 at it. 4 So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open 1 and read the scroll, or to look at it. 5 But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, d the Lion of the tribe of e Judah, f the Root of David, has g prevailed to open the scroll h and 2 to loose its seven seals."

6 And I looked, 3 and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood i a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and j seven eyes, which are k the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand l of Him who sat on the throne. 8 Now when He had taken the scroll, m 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 n prayers of the saints.

9 And o they sang a new song, saying:
p "You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And q have redeemed us to God r by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
10 And have made 4 us s kings 5 and t priests to our God;
And 6 we shall reign on 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 u 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:
v "Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him w who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and 7 ever!"
14 Then the four living creatures said, "Amen!" And the 8 twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped 9 Him who lives forever and ever.

  1. Cross References
    Philippians 2:20
    For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state.
    Philippians 2:22
    But you know his proven character, that as a son with his father he served with me in the gospel.
    1 Timothy 4:6
    If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 13:44 - 52
    On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 14:1 - 6
    Now it happened in Iconium that they went together to the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke that a great multitude both of the Jews and of the Greeks believed.
    Acts 14:19
    Then Jews from Antioch and Iconium came there; and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 14:8 - 20
    And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother's womb, who had never walked.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 34:19
    Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 34:19
    Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
  7. Cross References
    2 Thessalonians 2:11
    And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie.
  8. Cross References
    2 Timothy 1:13
    Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
    Titus 1:9
    Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 119:97 - 104
    Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
    John 5:39
    You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
  10. Cross References
    2 Peter 1:20
    Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation.
  11. Cross References
    Romans 4:23
    Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him.
    Romans 15:4
    For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
  12. Cross References
    1 Timothy 6:11
    But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.
  13. Cross References
    2 Timothy 2:21
    Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
    Hebrews 13:21
    Make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
  14. Cross References
    1 Timothy 5:21
    I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality.
    2 Timothy 4:1
    I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
  15. Cross References
    Acts 10:42
    And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead.
  16. Cross References
    Titus 2:15
    Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.
  17. Cross References
    1 Timothy 5:20
    Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.
    Titus 1:13
    This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.
    Titus 2:15
    Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.
  18. Cross References
    1 Timothy 4:13
    Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
  19. Cross References
    2 Timothy 3:1
    But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
  20. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:10
    For fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.
    2 Timothy 1:13
    Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
  21. Cross References
    Isaiah 30:9 - 11
    That this is a rebellious people, Lying children, Children who will not hear the law of the LORD.
    Jeremiah 5:30
    An astonishing and horrible thing Has been committed in the land:
    Jeremiah 5:31
    The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule by their own power; And My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?
    2 Timothy 3:6
    For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts.
  22. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:4
    Nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.
  23. Cross References
    2 Timothy 1:8
    Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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