1 I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, »Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?«
3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it.
4 And I wept greatly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.
5 Then one of the elders said to me, »Weep not; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.«
6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders, I saw a Lamb standing, as if it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
7 And he came and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne.
8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
9 And they sang a new song, saying, »Worthy are you to take the scrolland to open its seals;for you were slain, and with your blood purchased men for Godfrom every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God,and they will reign on the earth.«
11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,
12 saying with a loud voice, »Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,to receive power and wealth and wisdom and mightand honor and glory and blessing!«
13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying, »To him who sits on the throne and to the Lambbe blessing and honor and glory and power,for ever and ever!«
14 And the four living creatures said, »Amen!« And the elders fell down and worshipped.