Revelation 4:2

“And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And immediatly I was in the spirit: and beholde, a Throne was set in heauen, and one sate on the Throne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Straightway I was in the Spirit: and behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and one sitting upon the throne;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Straight away I was in the Spirit: and I saw a high seat in heaven, and one was seated on it;
- Basic English Bible

Immediately I became in [the] Spirit; and behold, a throne stood in the heaven, and upon the throne one sitting,
- Darby Bible

And immediately I was in the spirit: and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
- Webster's Bible

Immediately I found myself in the Spirit, and saw a throne in Heaven, and some One sitting on the throne.
- Weymouth Bible

Immediately I was in the Spirit. Behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and one sitting on the throne
- World English Bible

Anoon Y was in spirit, and lo! a seete was sett in heuene, and vpon the seete oon sittynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

and immediately I was in the Spirit, and lo, a throne was set in the heaven, and upon the throne is [one] sitting,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 4:2


4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit - Even in an higher degree than before, #Rev 1:10|. And, behold, a throne was set in heaven - St. John is to write things which shall be; and, in order thereto, he is here shown, after an heavenly manner, how whatever shall be, whether good or bad, flows out of invisible fountains; and how, after it is done on the visible theatre of the world and the church, it flows back again into the invisible world, as its proper and final scope. Here commentators divide: some proceed theologically; others, historically; whereas the right way is, to join both together. The court of heaven is here laid open; and the throne of God is, as it were, the centre from which everything in the visible world goes forth, and to which everything returns. Here, also, the kingdom of Satan is disclosed; and hence we may extract the most important things out of the most comprehensive and, at the same time, most secret history of the kingdom of hell and heaven. But herein we must be content to know only what is expressly revealed in this book. This describes, not barely what good or evil is successively transacted on earth, but how each springs from the kingdom of light or darkness, and continually tends to the source whence it sprung: So that no man can explain all that is contained therein, from the history of the church militant only. And yet the histories of past ages have their use, as this book is properly prophetical. The more, therefore, we observe the accomplishment of it, so much the more may we praise God, in his truth, wisdom, justice, and almighty power, and learn to suit ourselves to the time, according to the remarkable directions contained in the prophecy. And one sat on the throne - As a king, governor, and judge. Here is described God, the Almighty, the Father of heaven, in his majesty, glory, and dominion.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 4:2


Re 4:2 Immediately I was in the spirit. At once he was lifted to that spiritual exaltation which enabled him to behold the heavenly visions. A throne was set in heaven. The throne of God was revealed and "[One] sat on the throne".

Discussion for Revelation 4

  • Irene123
    The Last - whtkross' posting has nothing whatsoever to do with Heb. 4:12.
  • Landon Lavigne
    Jesus loves us all and died for us and rose from the dead. He is almighty God robed in flesh. I obeyed Acts 2:38 and received the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of Speaking in Tongues like on the day Of Pentecost.
  • SAM
    Genesis 6:14 Pitch-asphalt or bitumen in its soft state, called "slime"
  • A disciple
    Yeshua is by interpretation Yehovah [is] Salvation. Yehovah, or Yahweh, is "I AM." When Moses asked God His name; God answered, "I AM THAT I AM" and told him to say to the son's of Israel, that I AM has sent me to you. In Amos 6:10, there is a foretelling of how the Jews would at one point, no longer be "allowed" to speak the name of the LORD; as a part of the punishment for their impenitent ways.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 1:1 - God WAS the Word; v. 14 - and the WORD was made flesh (incarnation) and dwelt among us - JESUS. Jesus IS God; 'Jesus' is God's N.T. name. And, no, God does not change, Mal. 3:6; the O.T. name Jehovah translates into Jesus in the Greek.
  • Irene123
    Heb. 4:12 - the word of God 'cuts' you in that it convicts you of sin; even the very smallest 'white lie' - type sin, and it convicts you of the TRUTH of God's word - as opposed to deceits.

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