Revelation 4:4

“And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And round about the Throne were foure and twentie seates, and vpon the seates I saw foure and twentie Elders sitting, clothed in white rayment, and they had on their heades crownes of golde.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Around the throne {were} twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones {I saw} twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And round about the throne `were' four and twenty thrones: and upon the thrones `I saw' four and twenty elders sitting, arrayed in white garments; and on their heads crowns of gold.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And round about the high seat were four and twenty seats: and on them I saw four and twenty rulers seated, clothed in white robes; and on their heads crowns of gold.
- Basic English Bible

And round the throne twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones twenty-four elders sitting, clothed with white garments; and on their heads golden crowns.
- Darby Bible

And around the throne were four and twenty seats; and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
- Webster's Bible

Surrounding the throne there were also twenty-four other thrones, on which sat twenty-four Elders clothed in white robes, with victors' wreaths of gold upon their heads.
- Weymouth Bible

Around the throne were twenty-four thrones. On the thrones were twenty-four elders sitting, dressed in white garments, with crowns of gold on their heads.
- World English Bible

And in the cumpas of the seete weren foure and twenti smale seetis; and aboue the troones foure and twenti eldre men sittinge, hilid aboute with whijt clothis, and in the heedis of hem goldun corouns.
- Wycliffe Bible

And around the throne [are] thrones twenty and four, and upon the thrones I saw the twenty and four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and they had upon their heads crowns of gold;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 4:4


4:4 And round about the throne - In a circle, are four and twenty thrones, and on the thrones four and twenty elders - The most holy of all the former ages, #Isa 24:23|; #Heb 12:1|; representing the whole body of the saints. Sitting - In general; but falling down when they worship. Clothed in white raiment - This and their golden crowns show, that they had already finished their course and taken their place among the citizens of heaven. They are never termed souls, and hence it is probable that they had glorified bodies already. Compare #Matt 27:52|.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 4:4


Re 4:4 Around the throne [were] four and twenty seats. Rather, "thrones", as in the Revised Version. The central throne was encompassed by twenty-four lesser thrones. Upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting. Critics are not agreed as to the signification of these elders, but most of them think that they symbolize the glorified church of God gathered round the throne. They disagree as to the significance of the number twenty-four. There were twenty-four courses of priests. There were twelve tribes, and twelve apostles. Possibly the number of the latter was doubled to symbolize the entire church, Jew and Gentile. In a note below I will give my own view of the Twenty-four Elders. The ancients were (1) twenty-four in number; (2) they were clothed in white raiment, the color of victory and purity; (3) on their heads were crowns of gold, not the diadem which means a kingly crown, but the golden crown of honor ("stephanos"). See PNT "Re 3:11".

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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