New International Version
But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.
King James Bible
And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
Darby Bible Translation
And no one was able in the heaven, or upon the earth, or underneath the earth, to open the book, or to regard it.
World English Bible
No one in heaven above, or on the earth, or under the earth, was able to open the book, or to look in it.
Young's Literal Translation
and no one was able in the heaven, nor upon the earth, nor under the earth, to open the scroll, nor to behold it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And no man - Ουδεις· No person or being.
In heaven - Among all the angels of God.
Nor in the earth - No human being.
Neither under the earth - No disembodied spirit, nor any demon. Neither angels, men, nor devils, can fathom the decrees of God.
Neither to look thereon - None can look into it unless it be opened, and none can open it unless the seals be unloosed.
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that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!"
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