The Apocalypse – Chapter 5
܀ ܓܢܝܢܐ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ ܀
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:
And the Elders fell down, and adored.
** words, sayings, messages
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