Revelation 5:3
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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.

Revelation 5:3 Parallel
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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Revelation 5:13 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...

Isaiah 40:13,14 Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counselor has taught him...

Isaiah 41:28 For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counselor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word.

Romans 11:34 For who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has been his counselor?

Library
The Chorus of Angels
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour and glory, and blessing! I t was a good report which the queen of Sheba heard, in her own land, of the wisdom and glory of Solomon. It lessened her attachment to home, and prompted her to undertake a long journey to visit this greater King, of whom she had heard so much. She went, and she was not disappointed. Great as the expectations were, which she had formed from the relation made her by others,
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

April the Twelfth the Lamb on the Throne
"In the midst of the throne stood a Lamb as it had been slain!" --REVELATION v. 6-14. How strange and unexpected is the figure! A lamb--the supreme type of gentleness! A throne, the supreme symbol of power! And the one is in the very midst of the other. The sacrificial has become the sovereign: the Cross is the principal part of the throne. "I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto Me." Yes, this sovereign sacrificial Lord is to receive universal homage and worship. "Every creature which
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Touching Jacob, However, that which He did at his Mother's Bidding...
24. Touching Jacob, however, that which he did at his mother's bidding, so as to seem to deceive his father, if with diligence and in faith it be attended to, is no lie, but a mystery. The which if we shall call lies, all parables also, and figures designed for the signifying of any things soever, which are not to be taken according to their proper meaning, but in them is one thing to be understood from another, shall be said to be lies: which be far from us altogether. For he who thinks this, may
St. Augustine—Against Lying

The First Wall.
Let us, in the first place, attack the first wall. It has been devised, that the Pope, bishops, priests and monks are called the Spiritual Estate; Princes, lords, artificers and peasants, are the Temporal Estate; which is a very fine, hypocritical device. But let no one be made afraid by it; and that for this reason: That all Christians are truly of the Spiritual Estate, and there is no difference among them, save of office alone. As St. Paul says (1 Cor. xii.), we are all one body, though each member
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

Cross References
Philippians 2:10
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

Revelation 5:4
I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.

Revelation 5:13
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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