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Revelation 4

1 After these [things] I looked and behold [a] door [was] opened in heaven, and the first voice which I heard [was] as [a] trumpet speaking with me, saying: Come up here, and I will show you what must come to pass after these [things]. 2 Straightway I came to be in [the] spirit, and behold [a] throne was set in heaven, and [one] having sat upon [the] throne, 3 and the [one] having sat [was] like in appearance to [a] jasper and [a] carnelian1 stone, and [a] rainbow [was] around the throne like in appearance to [an] emerald, 4 and around the throne [were] twenty four thrones, and upon the thrones [were] twenty four elders sitting clothed in white garments, and upon their heads [were] golden crowns. 5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings and voices and thunders, and [there were] seven lamps of fire lit before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God. 6 And before the throne [there was a] glass2 sea like crystal, and the midst of the throne and around the throne [were] four living [creatures] full of eyes in front and in back. 7 And the first living [creature was] like [a] lion, and the second living [creature was] like [an] ox, and the third living [creature was] having the face as of [a] man, and the fourth living creature [was] like [a] flying eagle. 8 And the four living [creatures] had each of them six wings apiece, around [about], and they were full of eyes within, and they do not have rest day and night saying:
Holy holy holy Lord God almighty,
The [one who] was and [who] is and [who] comes.

9 And when the zoe-living3 [creatures] give glory and honor and thanks to the [one] having sat upon the throne [which] lives to the eternity of eternities, 10 the twenty four elders fall before the [one] having sat upon the throne, and they worship the [one] zoe-living3 to the eternity of eternities, and they throw their crowns before the throne saying:

11 You are worthy, our Lord and God,
To receive glory and honor and ability,
For you created everything,
And through your will were they also created.

1or "sardius"

2or "transparent"

3from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.