5 And I saw lying in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a book written on the inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals; 2 and I saw a strong angel making proclamation in a loud voice “Who is worthy to open the book and break its seals?” 3 and nobody in heaven nor on earth nor under the earth could open the book or look at it. 4 * And I wept much because nobody worthy to open the book or look at it was found. 5 And one of the aged men said to me “Do not weep; here, the Lion out of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has won the day to open the book and its seven seals.” 6 And in the middle of the throne and the four creatures, and in the middle of the aged men, I saw standing a lamb looking as if it had been slaughtered, with seven heads and seven eyes, which are God’s Seven Spirits sent out into all the earth; 7 and it came, and it took it out of the right hand of him who sat on the throne. 8 And when it took the book the four creatures and the twenty-four aged men threw themselves down before the lamb, having each one a harp, and golden saucers full of incense which are the prayers of God’s people. 9 And they sing a new song, “Worthy you are to take the book and open its seals, because you were slaughtered and bought men for God with your blood out of every tribe and language and people and race, 10 and made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” 11 * And I saw and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the creatures and the aged men; and their number was thousands of thousands and millions of millions, 12 saying in a loud voice “Worthy is the slaughtered lamb to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.” 13 And every created thing that there is in the heavens and on the earth and under the earth and over the sea, and everything in them, I heard saying “To him who sits on the throne, and to the lamb, belong blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever.” 14 And the four creatures said “Amen”; and the aged men threw themselves down and did reverence.
^ 5:4 Or no one was found worthy to open the book or look at it
^ 5:11 Lit. tens of thousands of ten-thousands and thousands of thousands, ten thousand being the largest number for which ancient Greek has a word