New Living Translation
Then I began to weep bitterly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll and read it.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:4 And I wept much - A weeping which sprung from greatness of mind. The tenderness of heart which he always had appeared more clearly now he was out of his own power. The Revelation was not written without tears; neither without tears will it be understood. How far are they from the temper of St. John who inquire after anything rather than the contents of this book! yea, who applaud their own clemency if they excuse those that do inquire into them!
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.
But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll and read it.
But one of the twenty-four elders said to me, "Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David's throne, has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals."
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