Talmidim 23 The Disciples – Devotion reading for Day 23. The Disciple John describes the revelation of what was to follow when Christ JESUS returns.
- The things that must occur hereafter. 4.1
- He will open the book, and its seven seals. 5.5
- The wrath of the Lamb: 6.16
The Apocalypse – Chapter 4
܀ ܓܢܝܢܐ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ ܀
1 After these things, I looked and lo, a door [was] open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard, was as of a trumpet talking with me. It said,
Come up hither; and I will show thee the things that must occur hereafter.
2 Instantly, I was in the Spirit:
and lo, a throne was placed in heaven; and there was [one] seated on the throne.
3 And he who sat, was like the appearance of a jasper-stone, and of a sardine [sard], and of a rainbow of the clouds, round about the throne, in form as the appearance of emeralds.
4 Around the throne were twenty and four seats; and upon those seats sat twenty and four Elders, who were clothed in white robes, and on whose heads were coronets of gold.
5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, and the sound of thunders; and seven lamps of fire were burning before his throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
6 And before the throne, as it were a sea of glass like crystal; and in the midst of the throne, and around it, and before the throne, were four Animals, full of eyes in their front and in their rear.
7 And the first Animal resembled a lion; and the second Animal resembled a calf; and the third Animal had a face like a man; and the fourth Animal resembled an eagle when flying.
8 And these four Animals had, each of them, six wings around it:
and within they were full of eyes:
and they have no cessation, day or night, from saying:
Holy, Holy, Holy, the Lord God, the Omnipotent, who was, and is, and is to come.
9 And when these Animals give glory and honor and praise to him that sitteth on the throne, to him who liveth for ever and ever,
10 the twenty and four Elders fall down before him who sitteth on the throne, and they worship him who liveth for ever and ever; and they cast their coronets before the throne, saying,
11 Worthy art thou, O Lord our God, the Holy, to receive glory and honor and power; for thou hast created all things, and by thee they exist; and because of thy pleasure they had being and were created.
The Apocalypse – Chapter 5
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1 And I saw, at the right hand of him who sat on the throne, a book, which was written within and on the back side, and which was sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel, who proclaimed with a loud voice,
Who is competent to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof ?
3 And no one either in heaven above, or on the earth, or beneath the earth, was able to open the book, or to look thereon.
4 And I wept much, because no one was found, who was competent to open the book, or to look on it.
5 And one of the Elders said to me,
Weep not; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath been victorious:
He will open the book, and its seven seals.
6 And I looked, and in the midst of the Elders stood a lamb, as if slain; and it had seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God that are sent into all the earth.
7 And he came, and took the book from the right hand of him who sat on the throne.
8 And when he took the book, the four Animals and the twenty and four Elders fell down before the Lamb, each of them having a harp, and cups of gold full of odors, which are the supplications of the saints.
9 And they sung a new anthem, saying:
Competent art thou, to take the book, and to open the seals thereof; because thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10 and thou hast made them kings and priests to our God; and they reign on the earth.
11 And I looked, and I heard, as it were the voice of many angels, around the throne, and the Animals and the Elders; and the number of them was a myriad of myriads, and thousand of thousands,
12 who said, with a loud voice;
Competent is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing;
13 and [to be over] every created thing, that is in heaven, or on earth, or under the earth, or in the sea; and all that are in them. And I heard him who sat on the throne say:
Unto the Lamb be given, blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, for ever and ever.
14 And the four Animals said:
Amen. And the Elders fell down, and adored.
The Apocalypse – Chapter 6
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1 And, when the Lamb had opened one of the seven seals, I looked, and I heard one of the four Animals say, as with a voice of thunder,
Come, and see.
2 And I looked, and there was a white horse:
and he who sat on it, had a bow; and a coronet was given to him, and he went forth conquering, that he might conquer.
3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second Animal say,
4 And there went forth another, a red horse; and to him who sat thereon, it was given, to take tranquillity from the earth; and that they should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third Animal say,
Come, and see.
And I looked, and lo, a black horse; and he that sat thereon, had a balance in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four Animals, saying:
A choenix of wheat for a denarius, and three choenices of barley for a denarius; and hurt not the oil and the wine.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the fourth Animal say,
Come, and see.
8 And I looked, and lo, a pale horse; and the name of him who sat thereon was Death ; and Hades followed after him. And there was given him authority over the fourth part of the earth, to slay with the sword, and by famine, and by death, and by the ravenous beast of the earth.
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them who were slain on account of the word of God, and on account of the testimony to the Lamb which was with them.
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying:
How long, O Lord, thou holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth ?
11 And to each one of them was given a white robe; and it was told them, that they must be quiet yet a little while, until the consummation of their fellow-servants and brethren, who were to be killed as they had been.
12 And I looked, when he had opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black, like sackcloth of hair; and the whole moon became like blood.
13 And the stars of heaven fell on the earth, as a fig-tree casteth its unripe figs, when it is shaken by a strong wind.
14 And the heavens separated, as a book is rolled up:
and all mountains and islands were removed out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the nobles, and the captains of thousands, and the rich men, and the men of valor, and every servant and free man, hid themselves in caves, and in the clefts of the mountains;
16 and they said to the mountains and to the clefts,
Fall over us, and hide us from the face of him who sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of their wrath is come; and who is able to stand ?