1: And I saw upon the right hand of Him The One sitting on the throne a book written within and on the back, having been sealed with seven seals.
2: And I saw a mighty angel (= authority) proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?”
3: And no one in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon (nobody in the flesh, nobody perfect).
4: And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5: And one of the elders said to me, “Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed (i.e. at Calvary) to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”
6: And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as having been slain, having seven horns (= a symbol indicating His power) and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God (see v.12) sent forth into all the earth.
7: And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him The One sitting upon the throne.
8: And when He took the book, the four living creatures and the four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of the harps, and golden vials full of incense, which are (i.e. symbolize) the prayers of the saints.
9: And they sang a new song (see 14:3), saying, “You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation (= every race and ethnicity);
10: And have made us for our God a kingdom and priests (i.e. a priestly kingdom), and they shall reign on the earth.” (see 20:6.)
11: And I beheld, and I heard a voice of many angels round about the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them were ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands (= myriads of myriads. Hebraism for countless numbers);
12: Saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb That was slain to receive the power, and the riches, and the wisdom, and the strength, and the honor, and the glory, and the blessing.” (= the seven Spirits of the Lord)
13: And every created thing which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as were in the sea, and all that are in them, head I saying, “The blessing, and the honor, and the glory, and the power be to Him That sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb for ever and ever.” (the fourfold ascription by the whole creation)
14: And the four living creatures said, “Amen.” And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshiped the Living One for ever and ever.