4:1 After this I looked, and behold, a door [was] opened in
heaven: and the first voice which I heard, [was] as it were of
a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I
will show thee things which must be hereafter.
4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and behold, a throne
was set in heaven, and [one] sat on the throne.
4:3 And he that sat was in appearance like a jasper and a
sardine stone: and [there was] a rainbow around the throne in
sight like an emerald.
4:4 And around the throne [were] four and twenty seats; and upon
the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in
white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings
and voices. And [there were] seven lamps of fire burning before
the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
4:6 And before the throne [there was] a sea of glass like
crystal: And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne,
[were] four living beings full of eyes before and behind.
4:7 And the first living being [was] like a lion, and the second
living being like a calf, and the third living being had a face
as a man, and the fourth living being [was] like a flying
4:8 And the four living beings had each of them six wings about
[him]; and [they were] full of eyes within: and they rest not
day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who
was, and is, and is to come.
4:9 And when those living beings give glory, and honor, and
thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and
4:10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on
the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and
cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honor, and
power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure
they are and were created.