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

  • Len
    Mother01;the revelation of Jesus Christ is about past present and future...The beasts represent the four Gospels being preached...Lion=Mathew;Calf=Marc;Man=Luke; Eagle=John...Satan has been cast to earth already and is the ruler of the air...The short time isn't three and a half years,it's a short existence in this age compared to eternity...God bless all here...Meditate in the word day and night
  • The Mother01
    Revelation 4 speaks of things to come and how the elders and the beast glorified God with their worship. The 4th beast had wings and was saying repeatedly holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty. And the elders bowed down and worshipped Him. Oh what a wonderful passage of hope in a time like this, the end times.
  • Carl sullivan
    I'm reading the whole revelations because of the strife and warfare and anger and faithfulness that I see going on in America....I believe that we are at the time of the end.
  • Amelliea
    To god be the glory great things he has done.... amen
  • Obbie Beal
    WOW! In chapter 1-4 of Revelation all human-beings are given the 'written test of GOD' thereby each of us can give a personal examination to our self... after examining our self by this this test / chapter 1-4... we shall know where he or she stand in the sight of GOD especially as it relates to salvation through 'Jesus Christ the Son of GOD', WOW!.
  • Irene123
    The Last - whtkross' posting has nothing whatsoever to do with Heb. 4:12.