4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white [a]robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, [b]thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the[c] seven Spirits of God.
6 Before the throne there[d]wasa sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. 8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:
“Holy,[e] holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!”
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