Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing
on both sides and sealed with seven seals.
And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice,
"Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?"
But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll
or even look back it.
I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open
the scroll or look inside.
Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep,! See, the Lion of the tribe
of Judah, the Root of David has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll
and its seven seals."
Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center
of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders.
He had seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
He came and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne.
And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders
fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding
golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals,
because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation.
You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
and they will reign on the earth."
Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands
upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand.
They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.
In a loud voice they sang: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power
and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!"
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth
and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing:
"To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and
glory and power, for ever and ever!"
The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.