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 5:3

  • I am very curious about the part of the verse that says "no man UNDER the earth" is this a clear indication of another civilization? Could this be key clue to the HOLLOW EARTH.

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