1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, 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 one in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was found worthy to open the book.
4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book,
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the four beasts and in the four and twenty elders, stood a Lamb as it had been burnt, 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 the four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, 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 seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed every man to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in it, heard I saying, Honour, and glory, and praise, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.