Revelation 4:11

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receiue glorie, and honour, and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are, and were created.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Worthy art thou, our Lord and our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power: for thou didst create all things, and because of thy will they were, and were created.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is right, our Lord and our God, for you to have glory and honour and power: because by you were all things made, and by your desire they came into being.
- Basic English Bible

Thou art worthy, O our Lord and [our] God, to receive glory and honour and power; for *thou* hast created all things, and for thy will they were, and they have been created.
- Darby Bible

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honor, and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
- Webster's Bible

saying, "It is fitting, O our Lord and God, That we should ascribe unto Thee the glory and the honor and the power; For Thou didst create all things, And because it was Thy will they came into existence, and were created."
- Weymouth Bible

Worthy are you, our Lord and God, the Holy One, to receive the glory, the honor, and the power, for you created all things, and because of your desire they existed, and were created!
- World English Bible

and seiden, Thou, Lord `oure God, art worthi to take glorie, and onour, and vertu; for thou madist of nouyt alle thingis, and for thi wille tho weren, and ben maad of nouyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Worthy art Thou, O Lord, to receive the glory, and the honour, and the power, because Thou -- Thou didst create the all things, and because of Thy will are they, and they were created.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 4:11


4:11 Worthy art thou to receive - This he receives not only when he is thus praised, but also when he destroys his enemies and glorifies himself anew. The glory and the honour and the power - Answering the thrice - holy of the living creatures, verse 9. #Rev 4:9| For thou hast created all things - Creation is the ground of all the works of God: therefore, for this, as well as for his other works, will he be praised to all eternity. And through thy will they were - They began to be. It is to the free, gracious and powerfully - working will of Him who cannot possibly need anything that all things owe their first existence. And are created - That is, continue in being ever since they were created.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 4:11


Re 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power. The chorus in which they join ascribes all glory to God as his right as the Creator. For thy pleasure they are and were created. "Because of thy will" (Revised Version). Not as in the Common Version. They do not say that God created all things "for his pleasure", but that his will was the efficient cause.

Discussion for Revelation 4

  • Marc
    Heavens administration of crowns solidifies our position in the earth as kings designed to worship!!!
  • Enrique Small
    Only about verse 11: The final verse is a confirmation of scientific and moral principles. The scientific is the concept of Cause and Effect. The First Cause is Master of all subsequent causes and effects. The moral is the right of Authorship (also known as Copyright). The First Author is master of all creation. We practice these principles after His example.
  • MockingBird
    Lord God Almighty is worthy to receive all Glory and Honor and Praise : The trees clamp there hands and the birds sing His praise and He rideth upon the wind : His angels always giving Praise and adoration : Truly we are a blessed people to be a part of His Greatness and Glory : Faith pleases God so therefore all things were created for His pleasure . My Lord God is Magnifacent ,Holy , mere man cannot rightly express the Glory and Praise and Honor that is rightly due Him. I Praise God that He does accept what we give Him.
  • Joel
    The Bible says the foolish says there is no God When look around you only see his glory, every creature decrees his glory,majesty,wisdom and his power To God be the glory
  • Word
    Herminia you can believe Charles if you want or you can dig into the scriptures and see that Cains descendants are all through the word of God. But your not alone many prefer to believe in men's words rather than God and the churches are full of people who follow them. Cains generation show up as Kenites if you have an old Strong's Concordance you can track them.
  • Herminia
    Charles is correct, that one must pray and ask God the Father, in the name of Jesus for understanding. It's also important to learn to listen for the Lord. It takes time to learn but Wonderful to hear His voice. It was the good pleasure of God's will to create us. Eph 1 God spoke to Noah, and told him to built the Ark. It is written that God save Noah and his three sons and their wives. Noah's family only.