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Rev 4:2-5:14 chiastic structure
1a) Rev 4:2-11, The glory of the Lord on His throne/ 4 living creatures + 24 elders worship Him;
1a) Rev 4:2-3, The glory of the Lord + of His throne;
1b) Rev 4:4-6a, The thrones of the 24 elders / the glory of the throne room;
1c) Rev 4:6b-8a, The 4 living creatures in the midst of the throne;
central axis) Rev 4:8b, And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!”
2c) Rev 4:9, When the living creatures give glory to Him who sits on the throne;
2b) Rev 4:10, The 24 elders worship Him + cast their crowns before the throne;
2a) Rev 4:11, Extolling the glory of the Lord + His majesty;
1b) Rev 5:1, I saw, in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne, a book written inside + outside, sealed shut with seven seals;
1c) Rev 5:2-3, Who is worthy to open the book + break its seals/ No one in heaven, earth, under the earth;
1a) Rev 5:2, I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the book + break its seals?”
central axis) Rev 5:3a, No one in heaven above, or on the earth, or under the earth;
2a) Rev 5:3b, Was able to open the book, or to look in it;
central axis) Rev 5:4-5a, I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the book + look in it. One of the elders said to me, Don’t weep;
2c) Rev 5:5b-6, The Lion of Judah is He who opens the book + its seals/ the Lamb who was slain;
1a) Rev 5:5b, Behold, the Lion who is of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David;
central axis) Rev 5:5c, Has overcome; He who opens the book + its seven seals;
2a) Rev 5:6, I saw in the midst of the throne + 4 living creatures + elders, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having 7 horns + 7 eyes (7 Spirits of God), sent out into all the earth;
2b) Rev 5:7, Then He came + took it out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne;
2a) Rev 5:8-14, The worth of the Lamb/ 4 living creatures, 24 elders, angels, all creation worship Him;
1a) Rev 5:8, When he had taken the book, 4 living creatures + 24 elders fell down before the Lamb, each with a harp + golden bowls of incense (prayers of the saints);
shim1b) Rev 5:9-10, They sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the book + open its seals/ You were killed + bought us for God with Your blood, out of every tribe, language, people, nation + made us kings, priests to our God + we will reign on earth;”
shim2b) Rev 5:11-13 (repeated 2x for emphasis), Angels + living creatures + elders cry Worthy is the Lamb!/ All creation cries Worthy is the Lamb!
2a) Rev 5:14, The 4 living creatures said, “Amen!” The elders fell down + worshiped.
My Revelation 5 notes
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