Monday, February 11, 2013

Revelation Chapters 4-5, Part 2 - The Lamb and The Scroll



Steve Gregg teaches on the Lamb who was slain and the scroll in the second half of his lecture on Revelation 4-5.

Download the full lecture on Revelation 4-5 in MP3 audio.

Revelation 5


New King James Version (NKJV)
 

The Lamb Takes the Scroll

 

And 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. Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.
 
So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read[a] the scroll, or to look at it. 

 But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose[b] its seven seals.”

And I looked, and behold,[c] in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.

Worthy Is the Lamb

 

Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying:

“You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

10 And have made us[d] kings[e] and priests to our God;
And we[f] shall reign on the earth.”
 
11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, 
 
 12 saying with a loud voice:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
 
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, I heard saying:
 
“Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”[g]
 
14 Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four[h] elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.[i]

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 5:4 NU-Text and M-Text omit and read.
  2. Revelation 5:5 NU-Text and M-Text omit to loose.
  3. Revelation 5:6 NU-Text and M-Text read I saw in the midst . . . a Lamb standing.
  4. Revelation 5:10 NU-Text and M-Text read them.
  5. Revelation 5:10 NU-Text reads a kingdom.
  6. Revelation 5:10 NU-Text and M-Text read they.
  7. Revelation 5:13 M-Text adds Amen.
  8. Revelation 5:14 NU-Text and M-Text omit twenty-four.
  9. Revelation 5:14 NU-Text and M-Text omit Him who lives forever and ever.
    New King James Version (NKJV) The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
     


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