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Revelation 4:9

    Revelation 4:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who lives for ever and ever,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when the living creatures shall give glory and honor and thanks to him that sitteth on the throne, to him that liveth for ever and ever,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when the beasts give glory and honour to him who is seated on the high seat, to him who is living for ever and ever,

    Webster's Revision

    And when the living creatures shall give glory and honor and thanks to him that sitteth on the throne, to him that liveth for ever and ever,

    World English Bible

    When the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to him who sits on the throne, to him who lives forever and ever,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when the living creatures shall give glory and honour and thanks to him that sitteth on the throne, to him that liveth for ever and ever,

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 4:9

    And when those beasts give glory ... - As often as those living beings ascribe glory to God. They did this continually Revelation 4:8; and, if the above explanation be correct, then the idea is that the ways and acts of God in his providential government are continually of such a nature as to honor him.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 4:9

    4:9-10 And when the living creatures give glory - the elders fall down - That is, as often as the living creatures give glory, immediately the elders fall down. The expression implies, that they did so at the same instant, and that they both did this frequently. The living creatures do not say directly, Holy, holy, holy art thou; but only bend a little, out of deep reverence, and say, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord. But the elders, when they are fallen down, may say, Worthy art thou, O Lord our God.