Revelation 5

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Revelation 5
Papyrus 98 (Rev 1,13-2.1).JPG
Revelation 1:13-2:1 on the verso side of Papyrus 98 from the second century.
Book Book of Revelation
Bible part New Testament
Order in the Bible part 27
Category Apocalypse

Revelation 5 is the fifth chapter of the Book of Revelation or the Apocalypse of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.[1][2] The book is traditionally attributed to John the Apostle,[3][4] but the precise identity of the author remains a point of academic debate.[5]



The New King James Version organises this chapter as follows:

Verse 1[edit]

New King James Version

I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.[7]

The sealed scroll or book (Greek: βιβλιον, bibliov) is introduced, which will be unsealed step by step in chapter 6 and finally opened with the breach of the seventh seal in Revelation 8:1. "The idea of the book in which the decrees of the Divine government appear written occurs already in Psalm 139:16 and in Exodus 32:32".[8]

Verse 5[edit]

New King James Version

But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”[9]

Cross reference: Isaiah 11:10

Verse 11[edit]

New King James Version

Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands,[10]

Verse 12[edit]

New King James Version

saying with a loud voice:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”[11]

Verse 13[edit]

New King James Version

And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:
“Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”[12]

Verse 14[edit]

New King James Version

Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.[13][14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Halley, Henry H. Halley's Bible Handbook: an Abbreviated Bible Commentary. 23rd edition. Zondervan Publishing House. 1962.
  2. ^ Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. 2012.
  3. ^ Davids, Peter H (1982). I Howard Marshall and W Ward Gasque, ed. New International Greek Testament Commentary: The Epistle of James (Repr. ed.). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans. ISBN 0802823882.
  4. ^ Evans, Craig A (2005). Craig A Evans, ed. Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: John, Hebrews-Revelation. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Victor. ISBN 0781442281.
  5. ^ F. L. Cross, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), 45
  6. ^ Claremont Coptic Encyclopaedia, Codex Vaticanus, accessed 29 September 2018
  7. ^ Revelation 5:5
  8. ^ Meyer, H. A. W., Meyer's NT Commentary on Revelation 5, accessed 17 October 2018
  9. ^ Revelation 5:5
  10. ^ Revelation 5:11
  11. ^ Revelation 5:12
  12. ^ Revelation 5:13
  13. ^ Revelation 5:14
  14. ^ John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible - Revelation 5:14

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gill, John. Exposition of the Entire Bible (1746-1763).

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