Revelation 4:9

“And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when those beasts giue glory, and honour, and thankes to him that sate on the Throne, who liueth for euer and euer,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when the living creatures shall give glory and honor and thanks to him that sitteth on the throne, to him that liveth for ever and ever,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when the beasts give glory and honour to him who is seated on the high seat, to him who is living for ever and ever,
- Basic English Bible

And when the living creatures shall give glory and honour and thanksgiving to him that sits upon the throne, who lives to the ages of ages,
- Darby Bible

And when those living beings give glory, and honor, and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
- Webster's Bible

And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who is seated on the throne, and lives until the Ages of the Ages,
- Weymouth Bible

When the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to him who sits on the throne, to him who lives forever and ever,
- World English Bible

And whanne tho foure beestis yauen glorie, and honour, and blessing to hym that sat on the trone, that lyueth in to worldis of worldis,
- Wycliffe Bible

and when the living creatures do give glory, and honour, and thanks, to Him who is sitting upon the throne, who is living to the ages of the ages,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 4:9


4:9-10 And when the living creatures give glory - the elders fall down - That is, as often as the living creatures give glory, immediately the elders fall down. The expression implies, that they did so at the same instant, and that they both did this frequently. The living creatures do not say directly, Holy, holy, holy art thou; but only bend a little, out of deep reverence, and say, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord. But the elders, when they are fallen down, may say, Worthy art thou, O Lord our God.

4:9-10 And when the living creatures give glory - the elders fall down - That is, as often as the living creatures give glory, immediately the elders fall down. The expression implies, that they did so at the same instant, and that they both did this frequently. The living creatures do not say directly, Holy, holy, holy art thou; but only bend a little, out of deep reverence, and say, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord. But the elders, when they are fallen down, may say, Worthy art thou, O Lord our God.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 4:9


Re 4:9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him. Shall utter such praises as are given in Re 4:8. Then the twenty-four elders also join in swelling the anthems. It will be noted that these two classes, whatever they signify, are both about the throne, and both engage in harmonious praise of the Almighty.

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