Revelation 5:4

“And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open, and to reade the booke, neither to looke thereon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then I {began} to weep greatly because no one was found worthy to open the book or to look into it;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the book, or to look thereon:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I was very sad, because there was no one able to get the book open or to see what was in it.
- Basic English Bible

And *I* wept much because no one had been found worthy to open the book nor to regard it.
- Darby Bible

And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open, and to read the book, neither to look upon it.
- Webster's Bible

And while I was weeping bitterly, because no one was found worthy to open the book or look into it,
- Weymouth Bible

And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the book, or to look in it.
- World English Bible

And Y wepte myche, for noon was founde worthi to opene the book, nethir to se it.
- Wycliffe Bible

And I was weeping much, because no one was found worthy to open and to read the scroll, nor to behold it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 5:4


5:4 And I wept much - A weeping which sprung from greatness of mind. The tenderness of heart which he always had appeared more clearly now he was out of his own power. The Revelation was not written without tears; neither without tears will it be understood. How far are they from the temper of St. John who inquire after anything rather than the contents of this book! yea, who applaud their own clemency if they excuse those that do inquire into them!


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 5:4


Re 5:4 And I wept much. The exiled apostle is filled with anxiety to penetrate the secrets of futurity, and to know the fortunes of that Church which he loved better than he loved his own life. He was then a prisoner on a rocky isle of the sea. It was a time of persecution. He was separated from the saints, and ardently desires to know the results, in the future, of all the struggles, sufferings and blood of a persecuted people.

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