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Revelation 5

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Introduction

Overview

Revelation 5:1, The book sealed with seven seals, Revelation 5:9, which only the Lamb that was slain is worthy to open; Revelation 5:12, Therefore the elders praise him, and confess that he redeemed them with his blood.

Verse 1

that sat: Revelation 4:3

a book: Revelation 10:2, Revelation 10:8-11, Isaiah 34:16, Ezekiel 2:9, Ezekiel 2:10

sealed: Revelation 6:1, Isaiah 8:16, Isaiah 29:11, Daniel 8:26, Daniel 12:4-9

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:15 - written Joshua 6:4 - seven times Ezra 6:1 - rolls Isaiah 6:1 - sitting Isaiah 48:6 - showed Jeremiah 36:2 - a roll Zechariah 5:1 - roll Revelation 4:2 - and one Revelation 5:7 - out Revelation 8:1 - And Revelation 21:5 - that sat Revelation 22:10 - Seal

Verse 2

a strong: Psalms 103:20

Who: Revelation 5:5, Isaiah 29:11, Isaiah 29:12, Isaiah 41:22, Isaiah 41:23

Reciprocal: Job 41:15 - a close Isaiah 48:6 - showed John 10:15 - As Revelation 4:11 - art Revelation 5:9 - Thou art Revelation 7:2 - having Revelation 10:1 - another Revelation 18:2 - cried

Verse 3

Revelation 5:13, Isaiah 40:13, Isaiah 40:14, Isaiah 41:28, Romans 11:34

Reciprocal: Exodus 37:10 - General Job 41:15 - a close Revelation 3:7 - he that openeth Revelation 5:9 - Thou art

Verse 4

because: Revelation 4:1, Daniel 12:8, Daniel 12:9

Reciprocal: Isaiah 30:19 - thou shalt

Verse 5

one: Revelation 4:4, Revelation 4:10, Revelation 7:13

Weep: Jeremiah 31:16, Luke 7:13, Luke 8:52, Luke 23:28, John 20:13

the Lion: Genesis 49:9, Genesis 49:10, Numbers 24:9, Hebrews 7:14

the Root: Revelation 22:16, Isaiah 11:1, Isaiah 11:10, Jeremiah 23:5, Jeremiah 23:6, Romans 1:3, Romans 15:12

hath: Revelation 1:1, Revelation 6:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 46:12 - Judah Genesis 49:8 - thy hand Exodus 37:23 - General Numbers 23:24 - as a great Judges 1:2 - General 1 Kings 7:29 - lions 1 Kings 10:20 - lions 1 Chronicles 5:2 - Judah 2 Chronicles 9:18 - two lions Job 41:15 - a close Isaiah 8:16 - seal Isaiah 31:4 - Like as Ezekiel 1:10 - the face of a lion Daniel 2:23 - and hast Daniel 7:16 - one Amos 3:8 - lion 2 Timothy 2:8 - Jesus Revelation 5:2 - Who Revelation 6:5 - he had Revelation 11:16 - General Revelation 14:1 - a Lamb

Verse 6

in the midst of the throne: Revelation 4:4-6

a Lamb: An emblematical representation of our Saviour's high priesthood. Revelation 5:9, Revelation 5:12, Revelation 6:16, Revelation 7:9-17, Revelation 12:11, Revelation 13:8, Revelation 17:14, Revelation 21:23, Revelation 22:1, Revelation 22:3, Isaiah 53:7, Isaiah 53:8, John 1:29, John 1:36, Acts 8:32, 1 Peter 1:19, 1 Peter 1:20

seven horns: As a horn is the emblem of power, and seven the number of perfection, the seven horns may denote the almighty power of Jesus Christ. 1 Samuel 2:10, Daniel 7:14, Micah 4:13, Habakkuk 3:4, Luke 1:69, Philippians 2:9-11

seven eyes: His infinite knowledge and wisdom; and especially "the treasures of wisdom" laid up in him, to be communicated to the Church by "the seven spirits of God", i.e., the Holy Spirit. 2 Chronicles 16:9, Zechariah 3:9, Zechariah 4:10

the seven spirits: Revelation 4:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 22:8 - General Exodus 12:3 - take to Leviticus 4:32 - a lamb Numbers 7:39 - General Joshua 6:4 - seven times Job 28:24 - General Isaiah 52:13 - he shall Mark 14:22 - this Luke 9:31 - spake Luke 20:36 - they are 1 Corinthians 5:7 - Christ Hebrews 1:14 - sent Revelation 1:4 - from the Revelation 3:1 - he that Revelation 3:21 - and am Revelation 4:2 - and one Revelation 4:6 - the midst Revelation 5:13 - and unto Revelation 7:17 - in the

Verse 7

out: Revelation 5:1, Revelation 4:2, Revelation 4:3

Reciprocal: Isaiah 6:1 - sitting Revelation 7:10 - sitteth

Verse 8

the four: Revelation 5:14, Revelation 4:4, Revelation 4:8, Revelation 4:10, Revelation 7:10-12, Revelation 19:4, John 5:23, Romans 14:10-12, Philippians 2:9-11, Hebrews 1:6

having: Revelation 14:2, Revelation 14:3, Revelation 15:2, Psalms 33:2, Psalms 43:4, Psalms 81:2, Psalms 150:3

golden: Revelation 15:7

odours: or incense

the prayers: Revelation 8:3, Revelation 8:4, Psalms 141:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:17 - fell Leviticus 4:32 - a lamb Leviticus 9:24 - they shouted 1 Samuel 10:1 - a vial 1 Chronicles 23:30 - stand 2 Chronicles 5:13 - as one 2 Chronicles 9:11 - harps 2 Chronicles 29:28 - And all the congregation Nehemiah 12:27 - thanksgivings Psalms 21:5 - glory Psalms 45:11 - worship Psalms 72:15 - daily Psalms 98:5 - General Psalms 118:3 - General Psalms 147:7 - General Psalms 148:14 - the praise Song of Solomon 2:14 - for sweet Song of Solomon 3:6 - perfumed Song of Solomon 4:6 - the mountain Song of Solomon 4:10 - the smell Isaiah 44:23 - Sing Isaiah 49:13 - O heavens Isaiah 52:8 - with Ezekiel 3:23 - and I fell Zechariah 3:5 - fair Malachi 1:11 - incense Matthew 2:11 - frankincense Matthew 20:28 - and to Matthew 26:29 - until Mark 14:22 - this Mark 14:24 - which Luke 4:7 - worship me Luke 8:41 - and he fell John 1:17 - grace John 1:29 - Behold John 11:32 - she fell John 14:6 - no John 17:10 - and I Acts 10:31 - are 1 Corinthians 14:25 - falling 2 Corinthians 4:15 - the abundant Ephesians 3:15 - the whole Revelation 11:9 - and shall not

Verse 9

sung: Revelation 7:10-12, Revelation 14:3, Psalms 33:3, Psalms 40:3, Psalms 96:1, Psalms 98:1, Psalms 144:9, Psalms 149:1, Isaiah 42:10

Thou art: Revelation 5:2, Revelation 5:3, Revelation 4:11

for: Revelation 5:6, Revelation 5:12, Revelation 13:8

and hast: Revelation 14:4, Revelation 14:6, Matthew 20:28, Matthew 26:28, Acts 20:28, Romans 3:24-26, 1 Corinthians 6:20, 1 Corinthians 7:23, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Titus 2:14, Hebrews 11:14, 1 Peter 1:18, 1 Peter 1:19, 2 Peter 2:1, 1 John 1:7, 1 John 2:2

out: Revelation 7:9, Revelation 11:9, Revelation 14:6, Daniel 4:1, Daniel 6:25, Mark 16:15, Mark 16:16, Colossians 1:23

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:2 - exalt him Exodus 15:21 - Sing ye Exodus 29:38 - two lambs Leviticus 4:31 - a sweet Leviticus 4:32 - a lamb Leviticus 9:3 - Take ye Leviticus 25:25 - General Numbers 16:5 - who is holy Numbers 35:32 - General Deuteronomy 9:26 - which thou hast brought forth Deuteronomy 12:23 - the blood is Deuteronomy 32:43 - Rejoice 2 Samuel 7:23 - went 2 Samuel 22:40 - subdued 1 Chronicles 15:12 - sanctify Psalms 9:1 - praise Psalms 19:14 - redeemer Psalms 27:6 - I will Psalms 28:7 - with Psalms 31:5 - thou Psalms 34:22 - redeemeth Psalms 41:13 - Blessed Psalms 49:15 - God Psalms 71:23 - my soul Psalms 74:2 - redeemed Psalms 86:12 - praise Psalms 95:1 - sing Psalms 96:7 - O ye kindreds Psalms 98:3 - all the ends Psalms 103:4 - redeemeth Psalms 107:3 - gathered Psalms 111:9 - sent Psalms 113:8 - General Psalms 117:1 - praise him Psalms 130:7 - for with Psalms 147:1 - and praise Song of Solomon 3:11 - his mother Isaiah 11:6 - General Isaiah 11:12 - set up Isaiah 25:1 - thou art Isaiah 26:2 - righteous Isaiah 29:22 - who redeemed Isaiah 35:9 - but Isaiah 41:9 - whom Isaiah 41:14 - saith Isaiah 42:12 - General Isaiah 43:1 - Fear Isaiah 43:14 - the Lord Isaiah 44:24 - thy redeemer Isaiah 51:11 - the redeemed Isaiah 53:11 - see Isaiah 60:6 - they shall show Isaiah 62:12 - The redeemed Isaiah 63:9 - in his Jeremiah 30:21 - and I Zechariah 3:7 - I will Zechariah 4:7 - shoutings Zechariah 6:13 - bear Matthew 22:10 - and the Matthew 22:30 - as Mark 12:6 - They Mark 14:26 - sung Luke 19:38 - glory Luke 24:21 - General John 9:38 - Lord John 10:15 - and I John 11:52 - not John 12:28 - and will John 12:32 - all men John 13:31 - and God John 14:6 - no John 17:5 - glorify John 20:28 - My Lord Acts 3:25 - all Acts 15:11 - that Romans 3:25 - remission Romans 4:25 - Who was Romans 5:17 - shall reign Romans 16:27 - God 1 Corinthians 1:30 - redemption Galatians 1:4 - from Galatians 3:11 - that Galatians 3:13 - redeemed Galatians 4:5 - redeem Ephesians 1:3 - Blessed Ephesians 1:10 - he Ephesians 2:7 - show Ephesians 2:13 - are Ephesians 3:10 - intent Ephesians 3:21 - be Ephesians 5:2 - as Ephesians 5:23 - he Ephesians 5:25 - loved Colossians 1:18 - in all Colossians 2:10 - the head Colossians 3:16 - and spiritual 1 Timothy 1:12 - I thank 1 Timothy 1:15 - that 1 Timothy 1:17 - be 1 Timothy 2:6 - gave Hebrews 1:6 - And let Hebrews 2:9 - for every Hebrews 9:12 - by his Hebrews 9:15 - for Hebrews 9:23 - the heavenly Hebrews 13:15 - the sacrifice Hebrews 13:21 - to whom James 1:9 - in James 5:13 - let him sing 1 Peter 4:19 - a faithful 2 Peter 3:18 - To him 1 John 3:16 - perceive 1 John 5:6 - blood Revelation 3:7 - he that openeth Revelation 5:13 - and unto Revelation 6:5 - he had Revelation 7:14 - the blood Revelation 8:1 - And Revelation 15:3 - and the song Revelation 19:1 - Salvation Revelation 20:4 - and they

Verse 10

kings: Revelation 1:6, Revelation 20:6, Revelation 22:5, Exodus 19:6, 1 Peter 2:5-9

we: Revelation 20:6, Daniel 7:18, Daniel 7:27

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:2 - glory Exodus 39:30 - Holiness Leviticus 8:13 - Moses Numbers 16:5 - who is holy Numbers 26:53 - General Deuteronomy 32:43 - Rejoice 1 Samuel 2:8 - set them 1 Chronicles 15:12 - sanctify 2 Chronicles 23:11 - put upon Psalms 37:9 - inherit Psalms 40:3 - And he Psalms 45:16 - princes Psalms 113:8 - General Psalms 144:9 - sing a new Song of Solomon 3:11 - his mother Isaiah 11:6 - General Isaiah 42:12 - General Isaiah 53:11 - see Isaiah 60:6 - they shall show Isaiah 60:21 - inherit Isaiah 61:6 - named Isaiah 66:21 - General Jeremiah 30:21 - and I Jeremiah 31:14 - satiate Jeremiah 33:18 - General Jeremiah 33:21 - and with Daniel 7:22 - judgment Hosea 11:12 - ruleth Zechariah 14:20 - HOLINESS Malachi 3:3 - the sons Matthew 25:34 - inherit Romans 5:17 - shall reign 1 Corinthians 4:8 - ye did 2 Thessalonians 1:11 - our God 2 Timothy 2:12 - we suffer Hebrews 12:28 - a kingdom James 1:9 - in 1 Peter 2:9 - a royal 2 Peter 1:11 - everlasting

Verse 11

many: Revelation 7:11, 1 Kings 22:19, 2 Kings 6:16-18, Psalms 103:20, Psalms 148:2

the throne: Revelation 4:4, Revelation 4:6, Revelation 4:9, Revelation 4:10

was: Revelation 19:6, Deuteronomy 33:2, Psalms 68:17, Daniel 7:10, Hebrews 12:22

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:10 - General Exodus 25:20 - toward 1 Kings 6:29 - carved figures Nehemiah 9:6 - the host Job 25:3 - there Job 38:7 - the sons Psalms 29:1 - Give Psalms 66:8 - make Psalms 89:5 - heavens Psalms 97:7 - worship Psalms 145:21 - let all flesh Song of Solomon 1:16 - thou art Ezekiel 3:12 - Blessed Zechariah 3:4 - those Matthew 4:11 - behold Matthew 11:19 - But Matthew 13:41 - The son Matthew 28:9 - worshipped Luke 2:13 - a multitude Luke 15:10 - there Ephesians 1:20 - and set Hebrews 1:4 - so Hebrews 2:8 - hast 1 Peter 1:12 - which things Revelation 7:9 - no man Revelation 7:13 - one

Verse 12

Worthy: Revelation 5:9, Zechariah 13:7

to receive: Revelation 4:11, Revelation 7:12, Revelation 19:1, Matthew 28:18, John 3:35, John 3:36, John 17:2, 2 Corinthians 8:9, Philippians 2:9-11, 1 Timothy 1:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 22:8 - General Exodus 25:20 - toward 2 Samuel 22:4 - worthy 1 Chronicles 16:29 - the glory 1 Chronicles 29:10 - Blessed be thou 1 Chronicles 29:11 - is the greatness Psalms 18:3 - who Psalms 103:22 - all his works Psalms 104:31 - The glory Psalms 111:3 - honourable Psalms 138:5 - for great Psalms 145:11 - the glory Daniel 2:20 - for wisdom Daniel 2:37 - power Zechariah 9:17 - how great is his beauty Matthew 4:11 - behold Matthew 6:9 - Hallowed Matthew 13:41 - The son Matthew 22:42 - What John 1:29 - Behold Acts 7:2 - The God Acts 19:17 - the name Romans 11:36 - to whom 1 Corinthians 5:7 - Christ Galatians 1:5 - whom Ephesians 1:8 - in Ephesians 3:10 - manifold Philippians 4:20 - unto Hebrews 1:4 - so Hebrews 12:22 - an innumerable 1 Peter 4:11 - dominion Revelation 1:6 - to him Revelation 5:6 - a Lamb Revelation 5:13 - blessing Revelation 13:8 - Lamb Revelation 14:1 - a Lamb

Verse 13

every: Revelation 5:3, Revelation 7:9, Revelation 7:10, Psalms 96:11-13, Psalms 148:2-13, Luke 2:14, Philippians 2:10, Colossians 1:23

such: Isaiah 24:14, Isaiah 42:10

blessing: Revelation 5:12, Revelation 1:6, 1 Chronicles 29:11, Psalms 72:18, Psalms 72:19, Matthew 6:13, Romans 9:5, Romans 11:36, Romans 16:27, Ephesians 3:21, 1 Timothy 4:16, 1 Peter 4:11, 1 Peter 5:11, Jude 1:25

him: Revelation 4:2, Revelation 4:3

and unto: Revelation 5:6, Revelation 5:9, Revelation 6:16, Revelation 7:10

Reciprocal: Psalms 66:2 - General Psalms 96:2 - bless Psalms 96:7 - glory Psalms 104:31 - The glory Psalms 113:2 - General Psalms 115:18 - General Psalms 145:11 - the glory Psalms 150:6 - Let every thing Ezekiel 1:26 - the likeness of a Habakkuk 3:3 - and the earth John 1:29 - Behold Acts 7:2 - The God Colossians 1:16 - in heaven Hebrews 13:21 - to whom Revelation 4:9 - when Revelation 7:12 - Amen Revelation 13:6 - and them Revelation 14:1 - a Lamb Revelation 14:11 - for Revelation 22:1 - proceeding

Verse 14

the four: Revelation 19:4

And the four and: Revelation 4:9-11

Reciprocal: Numbers 14:5 - General Jeremiah 28:6 - Amen Ezekiel 3:23 - and I fell Daniel 6:26 - for Habakkuk 3:3 - and the earth Mark 14:35 - and fell Luke 17:16 - fell John 11:32 - she fell Romans 9:5 - Amen Romans 14:11 - every knee 1 Corinthians 14:16 - Amen Philippians 2:10 - every Colossians 1:16 - in heaven Revelation 1:18 - I am alive Revelation 4:4 - four and twenty Revelation 4:6 - four beasts Revelation 4:10 - fall Revelation 5:8 - the four Revelation 7:10 - sitteth Revelation 7:12 - Amen Revelation 11:16 - General Revelation 14:11 - for

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 5". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/revelation-5.html.
 
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