Revelation 5:3

“And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And no man in heauen, nor in earth, neither vnder the earth, was able to open the booke, neither to looke thereon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the book or to look into it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And no one in the heaven, or on the earth, or under the earth, was able to open the book, or to look thereon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And no one in heaven, or on the earth, or under the earth, was able to get the book open, or to see what was in it.
- Basic English Bible

And no one was able in the heaven, or upon the earth, or underneath the earth, to open the book, or to regard it.
- Darby Bible

And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look upon it.
- Webster's Bible

But no one in Heaven, or on earth, or under the earth, was able to open the book or look into it.
- Weymouth Bible

No one in heaven above, or on the earth, or under the earth, was able to open the book, or to look in it.
- World English Bible

And noon in heuene, nether in erthe, nether vnder erthe, myyte opene the book, nether biholde it.
- Wycliffe Bible

and no one was able in the heaven, nor upon the earth, nor under the earth, to open the scroll, nor to behold it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 5:3


5:3 And none - No creature; no, not Mary herself. In heaven, or in earth, neither under the earth - That is, none in the universe. For these are the three great regions into which the whole creation is divided. Was able to open the book - To declare the counsels of God. Nor to look thereon - So as to understand any part of it.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 5:3


Re 5:3 And no man . . . was able to open the book. No one (the word "man" does not occur in the Greek) was found able to open the book, for no one can penetrate the future. It is held in the strong right hand of Him who sits on the throne, the omnipotent disposer of the future, who controls the destiny of churches, men, and nations. The sweep of the panorama, that has pictured forth upon its canvas the destiny of the Church and the world, cannot begin until the seals of this book are opened. Had no one been found able to open the seals, the closing book of the Bible would never have been written.

Discussion for Revelation 5

  • A disciple
    Because God so loved the world, and because there was no man worthy to come and take the sacred scroll from His hand; God Himself provided us a Man, through whom He could make reconciliation, and so also open our understanding to understand the matters that He undertakes with man. In the little scroll are the things done, and those determined for the conclusion of this matter of the present age.
  • Word
    Four beasts are creatures. These 4 guards, guard the throne and are Gods guards.Having many eyes means they know when anyone approaches from any side. The standards or flags, a connection you will read about when you read of Gods throne when it is in movement, the 4 protection tribe flags attached to their vehicles, man,lion,eagle and calf. Oh, there wings are on their vehicle, call rings by Ezek.
  • RETIECE HARRIS
    trying to understand the 4 beast and the lamb , that broke the 7 seals to open the book , chap 5 in Revelations .
  • Obbie Beal
    WOW !... The Lamb open the book, and loose the seven seals thereof. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing...
  • Bible Reader
    There is only 1 God and his name is Jesus.
    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.
    Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism
    John 1:1
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  • Otto
    Prayer are answered in God time God is never late. Alway on time. God may say NO for He know best for you

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