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Revelation 7:11

    Revelation 7:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And all the angels were standing round about the throne, and about the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And all the angels were round about the high seat, and about the rulers and the four beasts; and they went down on their faces before the high seat, and gave worship to God, saying,

    Webster's Revision

    And all the angels were standing round about the throne, and about the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

    World English Bible

    All the angels were standing around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before his throne, and worshiped God,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And all the angels were standing round about the throne, and about the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 7:11

    All the angels, etc. - As there is joy in the presence of God among these holy spirits when one sinner repents, no wonder that they take such an interest in the gathering together of such innumerable multitudes who are fully saved from their sins.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 7:11

    And all the angels stood round about the throne - notes on Revelation 5:11.

    And about the elders - notes on Revelation 4:4.

    And the four beasts - notes on Revelation 4:6. The meaning is, that the angels stood in the outer circle, or outside of the elders and the four living creatures. The redeemed, it is manifest, occupied the inner circle, and were near the throne, though their precise location is not mentioned. The angels sympathize with the church redeemed and triumphant, as they did with the church in its conflicts and trials, and they now appropriately unite with that church in adoring and praising God. They see in that redemption new displays of the character of God, and they rejoice that that church is rescued from its troubles, and is now brought triumphant to heaven.

    And fell before the throne on their faces - The usual position of profound adoration, Revelation 4:10; Revelation 5:8.

    And worshipped God - notes on Revelation 5:11-12.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 7:11

    7:11 And all the angels stood - In waiting. Round about the throne, and the elders and the four living creatures - That is, the living creatures, next the throne; the elders, round these; and the angels, round them both. And they fell on their faces - So do the elders, once only, Rev 11:16. The heavenly ceremonial has its fixed order and measure.