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

King James Bible
And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

Darby Bible Translation
And *I* wept much because no one had been found worthy to open the book nor to regard it.

World English Bible
And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the book, or to look in it.

Young's Literal Translation
And I was weeping much, because no one was found worthy to open and to read the scroll, nor to behold it,

Revelation 5:4 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I wept much - Because the world and the Church were likely to be deprived of the knowledge of the contents of the book.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven...

Daniel 12:8,9 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things...

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
Revelation 5:3
But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.

Revelation 5:5
Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals."

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