Revelation 5:4-6Contemporary English Version (CEV)
4 I cried hard because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or see inside it. 5 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.”
6 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.
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.
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.
5.6the seven spirits: Some manuscripts have “the spirits.”
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