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

  • Whtkross
    Gods word became flesh If Jesus sit's on the throne at his father's right hand, So do I?. Your words are like a double-edged sword, one side can cut you while the other side can heal it. One word from God can change you life Forever. The 7 spirits of the Lord ???? Hmmm
  • Jason Craig
    I used to think for years that we the church would have to go through some trials and tribulations before being taken up in the Rapture which in Mathew 24 and vs36 says watch ye therefore, and pray always that ye are accounted worthy, so that ye may escape all things to come to pass Not a few things Not somethings, but ALLTHINGS May we ALL BE prepared when he calls, as I pray to see u all in HEAVEN
  • Terry L Boyd
    God and Jesus beliefs are as one, but two of the same spirit. This has been questioned so many times. Jesus said his Father sent him here. Jesus prayed to the Father many times. Jesus sets on the throne, but on the right side of the Father. God calls Jesus his beloved son. What through the whole thought off of who Jesus was is when he told his disciples he was God who has been with them.
  • Joan Travick
    GOD's children not only hears the FATHER audibly, but HE shows them what HE does in the unseen
  • Bible Reader
    John 10:30 says I and my Father are one. 
    Acts 4:12 
    Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
    John 1:1
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
  • OTTO
    Jesus is the Lamb who take the book out of God hand REV. chapter 5 If Jesus sat on the throne how dose he take the roll out of his own hand.