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Revelation 5

 

 

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Introduction
1The book sealed with seven seals,
9which only the Lamb that was slain is worthy to open.
12Therefore the elders praise him, and confess that he redeemed them with his blood.

Verse 1
And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
that sat
4:3
a book
10:2,8-11; Isaiah 34:16; Ezekiel 2:9,10
sealed
6:1; Isaiah 8:16; 29:11; Daniel 8:26; 12:4-9

Verse 2
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
a strong
Psalms 103:20
Who
5:5; Isaiah 29:11,12; 41:22,23

Verse 3
And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
13; Isaiah 40:13,14; 41:28; Romans 11:34

Verse 4
And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
because
4:1; Daniel 12:8,9

Verse 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.
one
4:4,10; 7:13
Weep
Jeremiah 31:16; Luke 7:13; 8:52; 23:28; John 20:13
the Lion
Genesis 49:9,10; Numbers 24:9; Hebrews 7:14
the Root
22:16; Isaiah 11:1,10; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Romans 1:3; 15:12
hath
1:1; 6:1

Verse 6
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
in the midst of the throne
4:4-6
a Lamb
9,12; 6:16; 7:9-17; 12:11; 13:8; 17:14; 21:23; 22:1,3; Isaiah 53:7,8; John 1:29,36; Acts 8:32; 1 Peter 1:19,20
seven horns
1 Samuel 2:10; Daniel 7:14; Micah 4:13; Habakkuk 3:4; Luke 1:69; Philippians 2:9-11
seven eyes
2 Chronicles 16:9; Zechariah 3:9; 4:10
the seven spirits
4:5

Verse 7
And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
out
1; 4:2,3

Verse 8
And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
the four
14; 4:4,8,10; 7:10-12; 19:4; John 5:23; Romans 14:10-12; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:6
having
14:2,3; 15:2; Psalms 33:2; 43:4; 81:2; 150:3
golden
15:7
odours
or incense. the prayers.
8:3,4; Psalms 141:2

Verse 9
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
sung
7:10-12; 14:3; Psalms 33:3; 40:3; 96:1; 98:1; 144:9; 149:1; Isaiah 42:10
Thou art
2,3; 4:11
for
6,12; 13:8
and hast
14:4,6; Matthew 20:28; 26:28; Acts 20:28; Romans 3:24-26; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 7:23; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 11:14; 1 Peter 1:18,19; 2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 1:7; 2:2
out
7:9; 11:9; 14:6; Daniel 4:1; 6:25; Mark 16:15,16; Colossians 1:23

Verse 10
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
kings
1:6; 20:6; 22:5; Exodus 19:6; 1 Peter 2:5-9
we
20:6; Daniel 7:18,27

Verse 11
And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
many
7:11; 1 Kings 22:19; 2 Kings 6:16-18; Psalms 103:20; 148:2
the throne
4:4,6,9,10
was
19:6; Deuteronomy 33:2; Psalms 68:17; Daniel 7:10; Hebrews 12:22

Verse 12
Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
Worthy
9; Zechariah 13:7
to receive
4:11; 7:12; 19:1; Matthew 28:18; John 3:35,36; 17:2; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:17

Verse 13
And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
every
3; 7:9,10; Psalms 96:11-13; 148:2-13; Luke 2:14; Philippians 2:10; Colossians 1:23
such
Isaiah 24:14; 42:10
blessing
12; 1:6; 1 Chronicles 29:11; Psalms 72:18,19; Matthew 6:13; Romans 9:5; 11:36; 16:27; Ephesians 3:21; 1 Timothy 4:16; 1 Peter 4:11; 5:11; Jude 1:25
him
4:2,3
and unto
6,9; 6:16; 7:10

Verse 14
And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
the four
19:4
And the four and
4:9-11

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 5:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/revelation-5.html.

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