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Revelation

After this I looked, and saw a door opened in heaven. The first voice I had heard, like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.” Immediately I was in the spirit, and I saw a throne in heaven, and one sitting on the throne. He looked like a jasper stone and sardius, and there was a rainbow around the throne, looking like an emerald. Around the throne there were twenty-four thrones, and twenty-four elders were seated on those thrones, dressed in white clothing with golden crowns on their heads. Out from the throne came flashes of lightning and roars of thunder. Seven blazing lamps, which are the seven spirits of God, were burning in front of the throne, and in front of the throne was something like a sea of glass, like crystal. In the middle and around the throne were four living creatures covered in eyes, in front and behind. The first being looked like a lion, the second like a calf, the third had a face like a man, and the fourth looked like an eagle flying. Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around and inside. Day and night they do not rest, saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was, who is, and who is to come.” When the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One who is seated on the throne, who lives to the ages of the ages, the twenty-four elders fall down before the One who sits on the throne and worship the One who lives to the ages of the ages. They offer their crowns before His throne and say, “Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory, honor, and power, because You created all things, and by Your will they existed and were created.” ”

Revelation