Revelation 5:5-8 on the recto side of Papyrus 24 from the 4th century.
|Book||Book of Revelation|
|Christian Bible part||New Testament|
|Order in the Christian part||27|
Revelation 5 is the fifth chapter of the Book of Revelation or the Apocalypse of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The book is traditionally attributed to John the Apostle, but the precise identity of the author remains a point of academic debate. This chapter contains the inaugural vision of the lamb on the throne in heaven.
- 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.
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". Only Jesus Christ is proven worthy to open the scroll which contains 'God's secret plan for the coming of his kingdom on earth'.
- 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."
Cross reference: Isaiah 11:10
- And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
- 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,
- 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!”
- 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!”
- Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.
- 7 Horns 7 Eyes
- Jesus Christ
- John's vision of the Son of Man
- Judah (biblical person)
- Names and titles of Jesus in the New Testament
- Related Bible parts: Isaiah 11, Revelation 4, Revelation 6, Revelation 22
- 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.
- Evans, Craig A (2005). Craig A Evans (ed.). Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: John, Hebrews-Revelation. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Victor. ISBN 0781442281.
- F. L. Cross, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), 45
- Bauckham 2007, p. 1289.
- Elliott, J. K. "Revelations from the apparatus criticus of the Book of Revelation: How Textual Criticism Can Help Historians." Union Seminary Quarterly Review 63, no. 3-4 (2012): 1-23.
- Claremont Coptic Encyclopaedia, Codex Vaticanus, accessed 29 September 2018
- Revelation 5:1 NKJV
- Meyer, H. A. W., Meyer's NT Commentary on Revelation 5, accessed 17 October 2018
- Bauckham 2007, p. 1293.
- Revelation 5:5 NKJV
- Revelation 5:6 NKJV
- Revelation 5:11 NKJV
- Revelation 5:12
- Revelation 5:13
- Revelation 5:14
- John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible - Revelation 5:14
- Bauckham, Richard (2007). "81. Revelation". In Barton, John; Muddiman, John (eds.). The Oxford Bible Commentary (first (paperback) ed.). Oxford University Press. pp. 1287–1306. ISBN 978-0-19-927718-6. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gill, John. Exposition of the Entire Bible (1746-1763).