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 4:11

  • Ivan rudolph for verse 11
    why do some versions say God created for his pleasure, while others emphasise for his "will " rather than pleasure? Which is more accurate?
  • Pastor Gbadebo Lawal for verse 11
    The total summary of this passage is that All creatures in heaven and on earth will praise and honour Him because He is the creator and sustainer of everything and there is nothing we have without Him. As believers whatever situation we find ourselves, we must continually Praise and Honour Him.
  • John edi for verse 11
    We were created to continue his work of creation it a grate honor to be part of His pleasure.when we realize this we cannot stugle with Pride because before HIM we are nothing.
  • Kenneth for verse 11
    All things bright and beautiful All creatures great and small All things wise and and wonderful, The LORD GOD made them all... Hymn Ancient and Modern Therefore, Our good LORD is worthy to receive glory and honor, power and praises from we his creatures . He made all these for our benefits should we use them the right way. Thank you GOD Almighty.
  • MockingBird for verse 11
    God made us for to have fellowship with Him. He made us and all things foe His pleasure. In Genesis 1 He says quite often that God saw and it was good after He created it. Praise God he is worthy to have all Praise Glory Honor and our mere human flesh cannot suffice the exactness of all that is rightly due Him.
  • Chinwendu Ogbonna for verse 11
    He created all things for His praise. I will join all He created to give Him praise. He made everything beautiful and His creation elicits praise and honour to His name because He made them all and they are and were made by His awesome power.