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

  • Medupin margaret
    The chapter shows a clear revelation of the activities in heaven
  • Bud
    Verse 4; I believe that this is the 12 elders of the Heavenly saints and the 12 Patriarchs. For if they were the 12 Apostles John would have reconnized himself seated on the thrones.
  • Stevene Obadiah
    The whole chapter narrows down to the one fact that every creature; man or beast, was made purposely to glorify, honour, acknowledge and give thanks to God Almighty! Everything that has breath must praise Him.
  • Matonsi
    A clear revelation about the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • David Porter
    Verse 4, I believe is referring to the 12 Old Testament Patriarchs and the 12 Apostles.
  • Donkor
    First one must possess the clear clear and undoubting understanding tha GOD IS LOVE. With this key one may open many biblical locks. Here the. Christ telling us that even if man is disobedient that God still have the animals He created whom will always do His will. And that these twenty four disciples of the first and second appearances of Christ are always doing His will which isLove.