Revelation chapter 4

    1. After I saw these [things,] (and) behold, an open door in heaven and the first voice that I heard speaking like a trumpet to me, saying to me, "Ascend [up] to here and I will show you [the things] that I have sanctified to occur after these [things.]"
    2. At once I was born* in the Spirit, and behold, the throne* was consecrated in heaven and on the throne he sat.
    3. And he who sat [there] resembled the stone of jasper and carnelian in appearance, and the bow of clouds surrounded his throne, with the brilliance* of emeralds.
    4. From around the throne [there stood] twenty-four thrones* and on those thrones [there] sat twenty-four priests* that were dressed in white robes*, and, on their heads, gold wreaths.
    5. And from the throne emerged lightning and sounds of thunder, and seven torches* of fire burned before his throne, these that are* the seven Spirits of God.
    6. And before his throne a sea of glass that resembles crystal and in the balance of the throne and around it and before it, four life forms*, full of eyes in front and back of them.
    7. And the first life form resembles a lion and the second life form resembles a calf and the third life form has a face* like a human being and the fourth life form resembles a flying eagle.
    8. And all four life forms, every one of them, have six wings around themselves and from inside, full of eyes, and they have no rest day and night from saying,

            "Holy, holy, holy,
            The Lord God, Supreme over all.
            He who Becomes and
            He who Is and
            He who Comes."

    9. And when these life forms gave glory, honor and thanksgiving to the one sitting on the throne, to the one who lives to [the end of] the universes of [all] the universes* [;]
    10. Those twenty-four priests* fell before the one who sat on the throne, and worshipped the one who lives to [the end of the] universes of [all] the universes, and they threw their wreaths before the throne, as they said,

            "Worthy are you
            Our Lord and God who is holy,
            To receive glory, honor and power,
            For you created all
            And through you they came into being,
            And because of your will
            They were born and were created."

    Footnotes:
    4:2*Lit. Ar. id.: "Became."
    *Lit. Ar. id.: "Chair."
    4:3*Lit. Ar. id.: "Appearance."
    4:4*Lit. Ar. id.: "Chairs."
    *Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "elders."
    *Lit. Ar. id.: "Clothing."
    4:5*Lit. Ar. id.: "Lamps."
    *Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "represent."
    4:6*Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "Animals."
    4:7*Lit. Ar. id.: "Persona."
    4:9*Lit. Ar. id.: "Infinity."
    4:10*Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "elders."

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