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Revelation 5:4-6 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

I cried hard because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or see inside it. Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop crying and look! The one who is called both the ‘Lion from the Tribe of Judah’[a] and ‘King David’s Great Descendant’[b] has won the victory. He will open the book and its seven seals.”

Then I looked and saw a Lamb standing in the center of the throne that was surrounded by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb looked as if it had once been killed. It had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits[c] of God, sent out to all the earth.

Footnotes:

  1. 5.5 ‘Lion from the Tribe of Judah’: In Genesis 49.9 the tribe of Judah is called a young lion, and King David was from Judah.
  2. 5.5 ‘King David’s Great Descendant’: The Greek text has “the root of David” which is a title for the Messiah based on Isaiah 11.1,10.
  3. 5.6 the seven spirits: Some manuscripts have “the spirits.”

Revelation 5:4-6 New International Version (NIV)

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 at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits[a] of God sent out into all the earth.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 5:6 That is, the sevenfold Spirit
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