Revelation 5:5

“And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And one of the Elders saith vnto me, Weepe not: beholde, the Lion of the tribe of Iuda, the roote of Dauid, hath preuailed to open the booke, and to loose the seuen seales thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and one of the elders *said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not; behold, the Lion that is of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath overcome to open the book and the seven seals thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And one of the rulers said to me, Do not be sad: see, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome, and has power to undo the book and its seven stamps.
- Basic English Bible

And one of the elders says to me, Do not weep. Behold, the lion which [is] of the tribe of Juda, the root of David, has overcome [so as] to open the book, and its seven seals.
- Darby Bible

And one of the elders saith to me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose its seven seals.
- Webster's Bible

one of the Elders said to me, "Do not weep. The Lion which belongs to the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed, and will open the book and break its seven seals."
- Weymouth Bible

One of the elders said to me, "Don't weep. Behold, the Lion who is of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome; he who opens the book and its seven seals."
- World English Bible

And oon of the eldre men seide to me, Wepe thou not; lo! a lioun of the lynage of Juda, the roote of Dauid, hath ouercomun to opene the book, and to vndon the seuene seelis of it.
- Wycliffe Bible

and one of the elders saith to me, `Weep not; lo, overcome did the Lion, who is of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, to open the scroll, and to loose the seven seals of it;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 5:5


5:5 And one of the elders - Probably one of those who rose with Christ, and afterwards ascended into heaven. Perhaps one of the patriarchs. Some think it was Jacob, from whose prophecy the name of Lion is given him, #Gen 49:9|. The Lion of the tribe of Judah - The victorious prince who is, like a lion, able to tear all his enemies in pieces. The root of David - As God, the root and source of David's family, #Isa 11:1|,10. Hath prevailed to open the book - Hath overcome all obstructions, and obtained the honour to disclose the divine counsels.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 5:5


Re 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not. It is one of the twenty-four elders that assures him that the book will be opened; and let it be distinctly noted that such a duty as instructing a prophet in heavenly things was never laid upon a human beings under either covenant. Such duties mark the elders as belonging to the angelic realm. The Lion of the tribe of Juda. See Ge 49:9. See also Isa 11:1,10. Jesus was of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, or descended from David.

Discussion for Revelation 5:5

  • One of the Elders, comforts John and tell him to pay attention, for Yeshua, who lived the blueprint of God 's will was found worthy to open the book.

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