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Revelation 4:5-7 New Testament for Everyone (NTE)

Flashes of lightning, rumblings and thunderclaps were coming from the throne, and in front of the throne seven lampstands, which are the seven spirits of God, were burning with fire. 6a In front of the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal.

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6b In the middle of the throne, and all around the throne, were four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind. The first creature was like a lion, the second creature was like an ox, the third creature had a human face, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.

New Testament for Everyone (NTE)

Scripture quotations from The New Testament for Everyone are copyright © Nicholas Thomas Wright 2011.

Revelation 4:5-7 New International Version (NIV)

From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits[a] of God. Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.

In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 4:5 That is, the sevenfold Spirit
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