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.

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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