And when he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. And they sang a new song with these words:
“You are worthy to take the scroll
and break its seals and open it.
For you were slaughtered, and your blood has ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation.
And you have caused them to become
a Kingdom of priests for our God.
And they will reign on the earth.”
Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders. And they sang in a mighty chorus:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered—
to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honour and glory and blessing.”
And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang:
And the four living beings said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped the Lamb.
Blessing and honour and glory and power
belong to the one sitting on the throne
and to the Lamb forever and ever.”