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3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats : and upon the seats I saw four and twenty 6 elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads i crowns of gold.

5 And out of the throne proceeded k lightnings and thunderings and voices : and there were 'seven

in countenance. Ham. to the sight. Pu.

appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. Dan. vii. 9: I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool : his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

f EZEK. I. 28 : As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about.

& Ver. 10. Rev. v. 8, 14: do. xi. 16: The four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God. do. xix. 4 : And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

b See on Rev. iii. 4, 5. i Ver. 10.

k Rev. viii. 5: There were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. do. x. 3 : When he (another mighty angel] had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. do.

xi. 19: There were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. do. xiv. 2: I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder. do. xvi. 18: There were voices, and thunders, and lightnings. do. xix. 6: I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia : for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

| Gen. xv. 17: And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. Exod. xxxvii. 23 : He made his seven lamps-of pure gold. 2 Chr. iv. 20: The candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold. Ezek. i. 13 : As

lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal : and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were 'four beasts? full of eyes before P and behind.

7 And the first beast was 9 like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

8 And the four beasts had each of them r six wings about him ; and they were full of eyes * within :3 and they rest not * day and night, say

2 living creatures. Ham. Dod. We. Pu. 3 being full of eyes round about, and within. Ham. Gr. they have no rest. A. V.

for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps : it went up and down among the living creatures, and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lighning. Zec. iv. 2: A candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps.

m Rev. iii. 1: do. v.6. See on Rev. i. 4.

n Exod. xxxviii. 8: He made the laver of brass. Rev. xv. 2: I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled fire.

• Ezek. i. 5: Also out of the midst thereof came the like. ness of four living creatures.

p Ver. 8.

9 Numb. ii. 2, &c: Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house. On the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch, &c. Ezek. i. 10: As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. do. x. 14: Every one had four faces : the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

r Isa. vi. 2 : Above it [the throne] stood the seraphims : each one had six wings ; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

s Ver. 6.

ing, Holy, holy, holy, "Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

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,

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

CHAP. V. 1 The book sealed with seven seals: 9 which only the Lamb that was slain is worthy to open : 12 therefore the elders praise him, 9 and confess that he redeemed them with his blood. AND I saw in the right hand of him that sat

+ Isa. vi. 3: And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts : the whole earth is full of his glory.

u Řev. i. 8: I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending the Almighty.

See on Rev. i. 4. w Rev. xv. 7: And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. do. v. 14. See on Rom. vi. 9.

* See on ver. 4.
y Ver. 9.
z Ver. 4.

12. b Eph. iii. 9: And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ. Col. i. 16 : For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers : all things were created by him, and for him. Rev. x. 6: And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer. See on Acts, xiv. 15.


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on the throne a book written within and on the back side, sealed with seven seals.

2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the

'is holden worthy. Br.

CHAP. Y. a Ezek. ii. 9, 10: And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein. He spread it before me: and it was written within and without and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and soe.

• Is a. viii. 16: Bind up the testimony, seal tbe law among my disciples. do. xxix. 11: The vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed. DAX, xí 4: But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end.

See on Rom. xi. 34.
Ver. 13.

Gex. xlix. 9, 10: Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse bim up? The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Nume. xxiv. 9: He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir bim up? 'Her. vii. 14: For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

f Isa. xi. 1, 10: There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. In that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people. Rom. xv. 12 : And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. Rev. xxii. 16: I [Jesus] am the root and the offspring of David


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book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a h Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

8 And when he had taken the book, 'the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them m harps, and golden vials 2 full of odours, 3 " which are the prayers of saints.

9 And they 'sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the

#golden harps, and vials. Pu. 3 incense. A. V. 8 Ver. I. Rev. vi. 1.

Ver. ix. 12. Rev. xiii, 8: And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. See on John, i. 29, 36.

i Rev. iv. 5. See on do. i. 4. k Rev. iv. 2.

See on Rev. iv. 4, 8, 10. m Rev. xiv. 2: I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps. do. xv. 2: And I saw 'as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire : and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

n See on Luke, i. 10.

• Ps. xl. 3: He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God. do. xcvi, 1 : 0 sing unto the LORD a new song : sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Rev. xiv. 3: They sung as it were a new song before the throne. do. xv.3: They sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty ; just and true, are thy ways, thou King of saints.

P Rev. iv. 11.

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