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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 man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe 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 throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, 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 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 us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

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 them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

 


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Matthew Henry's Revelation Chapter 5 Bible commentary...



A book sealed with seven seals, which could be opened by none but Christ, who took the book to open it. (1-7) Upon which all honour is ascribed to him, as worthy to open it. (8-14)1-7 The apostle saw in the hand of Him that sat upon the throne, a roll of parchments in the form usual in those times, and sealed with seven seals. This represented the secret purposes of God about to be revealed. The designs and methods of Divine Providence, toward the church and the world, are stated, fixed, and made a matter of record. The counsels of God are altogether hidden from the eye and understanding of the creature. The several parts are not unsealed and opened at once, but after each other, till the whole mystery of God's counsel and conduct is finished in the world. The creatures cannot open it, nor read it; the Lord only can do so. Those who see most of God, are most desirous to see more; and those who have seen his glory, desire to know his will. But even good men may be too eager and hasty to look into the mysteries of the Divine conduct. Such desires, if not soon answered, turn to grief and sorrow. If John wept much because he could not look into the book of God's decrees, what reason have many to shed floods of tears for their ignorance of the gospel of Christ! of that on which everlasting salvation depends! We need not weep that we cannot foresee future events respecting ourselves in this world; the eager expectation of future prospects, or the foresight of future calamities, would alike unfit us for present duties and conflicts, or render our prosperous days distressing. Yet we may desire to learn, from the promises and prophecies of Scripture, what will be the final event to believers and to the church; and the Incarnate Son has prevailed, that we should learn all that we need to know. Christ stands as Mediator between God and both ministers and people. He is called a Lion, but he appears as a Lamb slain. He appears with the marks of his sufferings, to show that he pleads for us in heaven, in virtue of his satisfaction. He appears as a Lamb, having seven horns and seven eyes; perfect power to execute all the will of God, and perfect wisdom to understand it, and to do it in the most effectual manner. The Father put the book of his eternal counsels into the hand of Christ, and Christ readily and gladly took it into his hand; for he delights to make known the will of his Father; and the Holy Spirit is given by him to reveal the truth and will of God.

8-14 It is matter of joy to all the world, to see that God deals with men in grace and mercy through the Redeemer. He governs the world, not merely as a Creator, but as our Saviour. The harps were instruments of praise; the vials were full of odours, or incense, which signify the prayers of the saints: prayer and praise should always go together. Christ has redeemed his people from the bondage of sin, guilt, and Satan. He has not only purchased liberty for them, but the highest honour and preferment; he made them kings and priests; kings, to rule over their own spirits, and to overcome the world, and the evil one; and he makes them priests; giving them access to himself, and liberty to offer up spiritual sacrifices. What words can more fully declare that Christ is, and ought to be worshipped, equally with the Father, by all creatures, to all eternity! Happy those who shall adore and praise in heaven, and who shall for ever bless the Lamb, who delivered and set them apart for himself by his blood. How worthy art thou, O God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, of our highest praises! All creatures should proclaim thy greatness, and adore thy majesty.

 


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Gwen Proctor's Revelation Chapter 5 comment about verse 12 on 10/17/2014, 7:15am...

I see them as Jesus receiving the seven spirits release unto him as the book was open that was sealed until the Lamb was the only one worthy to take the book out of the hand of God. After The Lamb opened the book the spirit that Jesus received was significant to the church. Whatever Jesus received was also released unto us as Kings and priest in the kingdom to come but now as servants of God. So this power, riches wisdom, strength, honor, glory, blessing are the 7 spirits that was released at the opening of the book that Jesus received. And we too have this anointing.

 


Chidinma Eziyi's Revelation Chapter 5 comment on 8/31/2014, 10:50am...

We have enough hope in the son of God to live like him as he is the only worthy to save our souls from hell or before God.if we refuse make peace with God or surrender our lives to the Lord jesus while we are here on earth it may be too late if we pass on as sin will only commit us to enternel death Amen lets draw nearer yo God.

 


Johnnie mennefield's Revelation Chapter 5 comment on 7/05/2014, 1:02pm...

Ithink that god trying to tell us that he the great on of all in to go in his kingdom to live with him u have to abide to his rule that a promise u will see him again

 


Walter's Revelation Chapter 5 comment on 6/08/2014, 5:21pm...

When you pray to our Lord, there is thousands upon thousand x 10,000 Angels that will surround you and be with you until you reach your final destination. Remember, you have to believe in Him.

 


Deborah Fields's Revelation Chapter 5 comment about verse 2 on 6/07/2014, 10:38pm...

No man is pure cause we all are sinner here on earth.

 


Abel Subramony's Revelation Chapter 5 comment on 5/27/2014, 12:38am...

This scripture tells us that for us to be worthy we must be a living sacrifice meaning we must submit everything to GOD.Jesus was sent to be an example to us to attain righteousnrss and for us not to lose our gift of eternal life.We must strive to be more like Jesus so that we can be called worthy to be in the kingdom of GOD.

 


Cw's Revelation Chapter 5 comment on 5/13/2014, 7:50am...

one on the throne was GOD and the LAMB was jesus

 


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