New Living Translation
But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll and read 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:3 And none - No creature; no, not Mary herself. In heaven, or in earth, neither under the earth - That is, none in the universe. For these are the three great regions into which the whole creation is divided. Was able to open the book - To declare the counsels of God. Nor to look thereon - So as to understand any part of it.
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.
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Then I began to weep bitterly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll and read it.
And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang: "Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever."
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