New Living Translation
And I saw a strong angel, who shouted with a loud voice: "Who is worthy to break the seals on this scroll and open it?"
King James Bible
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
Darby Bible Translation
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to break its seals?
World English Bible
I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book, and to break its seals?"
Young's Literal Translation
and I saw a strong messenger crying with a great voice, 'Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose the seals of it?'
Revelation 5:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:2 And I saw a strong angel - This proclamation to every creature was too great for a man to make, and yet not becoming the Lamb himself. It was therefore made by an angel, and one of uncommon eminence.
LibraryThe Kingly Priesthood of the Saints
"Hark! how they sing before the throne!" and I have sometimes thought I could "hark! how they sing before the throne." I have imagined that I could hear the full burst of the swell of the chorus, when it pealed from heaven like mighty thunders, and the sound of many waters, and have almost heard those full-toned strains, when the harpers harped with their harps be fore the throne of God; alas, it was but imagination. We cannot hear it now; these ears are not fitted for such music; these souls could …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
The Angel's Message and Song
My Life in Christ
Set Me as a Seal Upon Thy Heart, as a Seal Upon Thine Arm; for Love is Strong as Death, Jealousy is Cruel as Hell; the Lights Thereof are Lights of Fire and Flames.
Then I saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who was sitting on the throne. There was writing on the inside and the outside of the scroll, and it was sealed with seven seals.
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, surrounded by a cloud, with a rainbow over his head. His face shone like the sun, and his feet were like pillars of fire.
Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a huge millstone. He threw it into the ocean and shouted, "Just like this, the great city Babylon will be thrown down with violence and will never be found again.
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