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Revelation 4

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Introduction

Overview

Revelation 4:1, John sees the throne of God in heaven; Revelation 4:4, The four and twenty elders; Revelation 4:6, The four beasts full of eyes before and behind; Revelation 4:10, The elders lay down their crowns, and worship him that sat on the throne.

Verse 1

After: Revelation 1:1 - Revelation 3:22

a door: Exodus 1:1, Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Luke 3:21, Acts 7:56, Acts 10:11

the first: Revelation 1:10, Revelation 16:17

Come: Revelation 11:12, Exodus 19:24, Exodus 24:12, Exodus 34:2, Exodus 34:3

and I: Revelation 1:19, Revelation 22:6, John 16:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:25 - God Genesis 49:1 - Gather Exodus 19:16 - voice Proverbs 25:7 - Come Isaiah 48:6 - showed Isaiah 58:1 - like Ezekiel 1:1 - the heavens Daniel 2:45 - the great Daniel 9:22 - he informed Amos 3:7 - but Amos 7:4 - showed John 1:51 - Hereafter Acts 7:55 - looked Revelation 5:4 - because Revelation 7:1 - after Revelation 13:6 - and them Revelation 14:1 - I looked Revelation 17:1 - talked Revelation 19:11 - heaven

Verse 2

I was: Revelation 1:10, Revelation 17:3, Revelation 21:10, Ezekiel 3:12-14

a throne: Revelation 4:5, Revelation 20:11, Isaiah 6:1, Jeremiah 17:12, Ezekiel 1:26, Ezekiel 1:28, Ezekiel 10:1

and one: Revelation 4:9, Revelation 3:21, Revelation 5:1, Revelation 5:6, Revelation 5:7, Revelation 5:13, Revelation 6:16, Revelation 7:9-17, Revelation 12:5, Revelation 19:4, Revelation 21:5, Revelation 22:1-3, Isaiah 6:1, Daniel 7:9, Hebrews 8:1

Reciprocal: Numbers 2:2 - about the 1 Kings 22:19 - I saw the Lord Psalms 11:4 - the Lord's Ezekiel 8:3 - the spirit Matthew 22:43 - General Matthew 23:22 - by the Acts 10:10 - he fell 2 Corinthians 12:2 - in the Revelation 7:10 - sitteth Revelation 14:3 - throne

Verse 3

like a: Revelation 21:11, Revelation 21:19, Revelation 21:20, Exodus 24:10, Ezekiel 1:26, Ezekiel 28:13

a rainbow: Revelation 10:1, Genesis 9:13-16, Isaiah 54:9, Isaiah 54:10, Ezekiel 1:28

like unto: Revelation 21:19, Exodus 28:18, Exodus 39:11, Ezekiel 28:13

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:20 - a jasper 1 Kings 22:19 - I saw the Lord Ezekiel 1:22 - the likeness Ezekiel 10:1 - in the Matthew 23:22 - by the Acts 10:10 - he fell Revelation 5:1 - that sat Revelation 5:7 - out Revelation 5:13 - him Revelation 7:10 - sitteth

Verse 4

were four: Revelation 11:16, Revelation 20:4, Matthew 19:28, Luke 22:30

four and twenty: Revelation 4:10, Revelation 5:8, Revelation 5:14, Revelation 7:11, Revelation 19:4

clothed: Revelation 3:4, Revelation 3:5, Revelation 6:11, Revelation 7:9, Revelation 7:13, Revelation 7:14, Revelation 19:14

crowns: Revelation 2:10, Revelation 9:7, Esther 8:15, Psalms 21:3, 2 Timothy 4:8

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 23:11 - put upon Isaiah 61:10 - for Ezekiel 16:11 - and a Ezekiel 44:17 - they shall Zechariah 3:5 - fair 1 Corinthians 9:25 - but 1 Timothy 5:1 - an elder 2 Timothy 2:5 - is he Revelation 3:11 - thy Revelation 4:8 - which Revelation 5:5 - one Revelation 5:6 - in the midst of the throne Revelation 5:11 - the throne Revelation 7:15 - are Revelation 13:6 - and them

Verse 5

proceeded: Revelation 8:5, Revelation 11:19, Revelation 16:17, Revelation 16:18, Exodus 19:16, Exodus 20:18, Psalms 18:13, Psalms 18:14, Psalms 68:35, Joel 3:16, Hebrews 12:18-29

seven: Genesis 15:7, Exodus 37:23, 2 Chronicles 4:20, Ezekiel 1:13, Zechariah 4:2, Zechariah 4:11-14

the seven: Revelation 1:4, Revelation 3:1, Revelation 5:6, Matthew 3:11, Acts 2:3, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:31 - a candlestick Exodus 25:37 - seven Exodus 40:25 - General Numbers 8:2 - General Psalms 29:3 - thundereth Revelation 4:2 - a throne Revelation 6:1 - the noise Revelation 6:16 - the face Revelation 19:6 - and as the voice of mighty Revelation 22:1 - proceeding

Verse 6

a sea: Revelation 15:2, Exodus 38:8, 1 Kings 7:23

crystal: Revelation 21:11, Revelation 22:1, Job 28:17, Ezekiel 1:22

the midst: Revelation 5:6, Revelation 7:17, Ezekiel 1:4, Ezekiel 1:5

four beasts: Revelation 4:8, Revelation 4:9, Revelation 5:6, Revelation 5:14, Revelation 6:1, Revelation 7:11, Revelation 14:3, Revelation 15:7, Revelation 19:4, Ezekiel 1:5-28, Ezekiel 10:14

full: Revelation 4:8, Ezekiel 1:18, Ezekiel 10:12

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 7:25 - General 1 Kings 7:29 - lions Isaiah 62:6 - which Hebrews 13:21 - to whom Revelation 4:7 - the first beast Revelation 5:11 - the throne Revelation 6:5 - he had Revelation 7:10 - unto

Verse 7

the first beast: Revelation 4:6, Genesis 49:9, Numbers 2:2-34, Numbers 23:24, Numbers 24:9, Proverbs 28:2, Ezekiel 1:10, Ezekiel 10:14, Ezekiel 10:21

like a calf: Ezekiel 1:10, 1 Corinthians 9:9, 1 Corinthians 9:10

as: 1 Corinthians 14:20

a flying: Deuteronomy 28:49, 2 Samuel 1:23, Isaiah 40:31, Ezekiel 1:8, Ezekiel 1:10, Ezekiel 10:14, Daniel 7:4, Obadiah 1:4

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 7:25 - General 1 Kings 7:29 - lions 2 Chronicles 4:3 - And under Psalms 118:3 - General Ezekiel 1:6 - And every one had four faces Ezekiel 1:15 - with Ezekiel 41:18 - and every Revelation 6:1 - one Revelation 6:3 - General Revelation 6:5 - he had Revelation 6:7 - General

Verse 8

six: Isaiah 6:2-13, Ezekiel 1:6, Ezekiel 10:21, Ezekiel 10:22, 2 Timothy 4:2

full: Revelation 4:6, 1 Timothy 4:16

and they: Revelation 7:15, Isaiah 62:1, Isaiah 62:6, Isaiah 62:7, Acts 20:31, 1 Thessalonians 2:9, 2 Thessalonians 3:8, 2 Thessalonians 3:9

rest not: Gr. have no rest

Holy: Revelation 3:7, Exodus 15:11, Isaiah 6:3

Lord God Almighty: Revelation 1:8, Revelation 11:17, Revelation 15:3, Revelation 16:7, Revelation 16:14, Revelation 19:15, Revelation 21:22, Genesis 17:1, Psalms 91:1, Isaiah 13:6, Joel 1:15, 2 Corinthians 6:18

which: Revelation 4:4, Hebrews 13:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:14 - I AM hath Leviticus 20:26 - the Lord Job 4:17 - shall a man Job 6:10 - the Holy One Psalms 22:3 - But Psalms 30:4 - holiness Psalms 30:12 - I will Psalms 33:21 - his Psalms 41:13 - Blessed Psalms 66:2 - General Psalms 92:1 - for Psalms 99:3 - for it Psalms 99:9 - for the Psalms 103:1 - holy name Psalms 111:9 - holy Psalms 145:17 - righteous Proverbs 30:3 - the holy Song of Solomon 2:14 - for sweet Isaiah 5:16 - God that is holy Isaiah 57:15 - whose Ezekiel 1:18 - full Ezekiel 10:12 - were Daniel 4:17 - the holy Luke 1:49 - and John 17:11 - Holy 2 Corinthians 4:15 - the abundant Ephesians 4:6 - who 1 Thessalonians 3:10 - Night 1 Timothy 1:17 - be Hebrews 13:15 - the sacrifice 1 Peter 1:15 - is 1 John 2:20 - the Holy Revelation 5:8 - the four Revelation 15:4 - thou only Revelation 16:5 - which art

Verse 9

when: Revelation 5:13, Revelation 5:14, Revelation 7:11, Revelation 7:12

who: Revelation 1:18, Revelation 5:14, Revelation 10:6, Revelation 15:7, Exodus 15:18, Psalms 48:14, Hebrews 7:8, Hebrews 7:25

Reciprocal: Leviticus 9:24 - they shouted 1 Chronicles 16:29 - the glory Psalms 30:12 - I will Isaiah 6:3 - Holy Romans 16:27 - God 2 Corinthians 9:15 - Thanks Galatians 1:5 - whom Ephesians 1:3 - Blessed Ephesians 3:21 - be Philippians 4:20 - unto Revelation 4:2 - and one Revelation 4:6 - four beasts Revelation 4:10 - worship Revelation 5:11 - the throne Revelation 6:16 - the face Revelation 7:10 - sitteth Revelation 10:5 - lifted Revelation 11:17 - We give Revelation 14:7 - give Revelation 14:11 - for Revelation 21:5 - that sat

Verse 10

fall: Revelation 5:8, Revelation 5:14, Revelation 19:4, Job 1:20, Psalms 72:11, Matthew 2:11

worship: Revelation 4:9, Revelation 7:11, Revelation 15:4, Revelation 22:8, Revelation 22:9, 1 Chronicles 29:20, 2 Chronicles 7:3, Psalms 95:6, Matthew 4:9, Matthew 4:10, Luke 24:52

cast: Revelation 4:4, 1 Chronicles 29:11-16, Psalms 115:1, 1 Corinthians 15:10

Reciprocal: Numbers 14:5 - General 1 Chronicles 29:14 - that we should 2 Chronicles 23:11 - put upon Isaiah 6:1 - sitting Ezekiel 3:23 - and I fell Ezekiel 16:11 - and a Daniel 4:34 - him Daniel 6:26 - for Zechariah 3:5 - fair Mark 14:35 - and fell Luke 4:7 - worship me Luke 17:16 - fell Romans 11:36 - to whom 1 Corinthians 9:25 - but Philippians 2:10 - every 1 Thessalonians 2:19 - crown 2 Timothy 2:5 - is he 2 Timothy 4:8 - a crown 1 Peter 4:19 - a faithful Revelation 3:11 - thy Revelation 5:5 - one Revelation 5:11 - the throne Revelation 7:13 - one Revelation 11:16 - General Revelation 14:11 - for Revelation 19:1 - Salvation Revelation 19:10 - worship

Verse 11

art: Revelation 5:2, Revelation 5:9, Revelation 5:12, 2 Samuel 22:4, Psalms 18:3

to receive: Revelation 14:7, Deuteronomy 32:4, 1 Chronicles 16:28, 1 Chronicles 16:29, Nehemiah 9:5, Job 36:3, Psalms 29:1, Psalms 29:2, Psalms 68:34, Psalms 96:7, Psalms 96:8

for thou: Revelation 10:6, Genesis 1:1, Exodus 20:11, Isaiah 40:26, Isaiah 40:28, Jeremiah 10:11, Jeremiah 32:17, John 1:1-3, Acts 17:24, Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:16, Colossians 1:17, Hebrews 1:2, Hebrews 1:10

and for: Proverbs 16:4, Romans 11:36

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 29:11 - is the greatness 2 Chronicles 2:12 - that made heaven Nehemiah 9:6 - thou hast Esther 1:4 - the riches Psalms 24:7 - King Psalms 33:9 - and it stood Psalms 115:1 - unto us Psalms 138:5 - for great Psalms 148:5 - for he Jeremiah 27:5 - made Jeremiah 51:15 - hath made Daniel 2:37 - power Matthew 6:9 - Hallowed John 1:3 - General Acts 7:2 - The God 1 Corinthians 12:18 - as it 1 Thessalonians 2:19 - crown 1 Timothy 6:16 - to whom Hebrews 1:3 - upholding Hebrews 2:10 - for Hebrews 11:3 - faith 1 Peter 4:19 - a faithful Revelation 1:6 - to him Revelation 7:17 - God Revelation 10:5 - lifted Revelation 19:1 - Salvation

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 4". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/revelation-4.html.
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