The Ancient of Days Reigns
9 “As I looked,
thrones were placed,
and the Ancient of Days took his seat;
his clothing was white as snow,
and the hair of his head like pure wool;
his throne was fiery flames;
fits wheels were burning fire.
10 A stream of fire issued
and came out from before him;
ha thousand thousands served him,
hand ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him;
the court sat in judgment,
and the books were opened.
11 “I looked then because of the sound of athe great words that the horn was speaking. And as I looked, mthe beast was killed, and its body destroyed mand given over to be burned with fire. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Da 7:9–12). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
The Scroll and the Lamb
Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne ha scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, 4 and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. 5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. 8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, reach holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from xevery tribe and language and people and nation,
10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”
11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice,
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”
13 And I heard bevery creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
14 And the four living creatures csaid, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Re 5:1–14). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ac 2:37). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, w“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ro 10:15). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
7 How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him who brings good news,
who publishes peace, owho brings good news of happiness,
who publishes salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Is 52:7). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
15 Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him
who brings good news,
who publishes peace!
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Na 1:15). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Eph 6:15). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
Treasure in Jars of Clay
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but snot forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (2 Co 4:7–10). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.