the twenty-four elders throw themselves to the ground 1 before the one who sits on the throne and worship the one who lives forever and ever, and they offer their crowns 2 before his 3 throne, saying:
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, since you created all things, and because of your will they existed and were created!” 1
And I saw a powerful angel proclaiming in a loud voice: “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to break its seals?”
and when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders threw themselves to the ground 1 before the Lamb. Each 2 of them had a harp and golden bowls full of incense (which are the prayers of the saints). 3
They were singing a new song: 1 “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals because you were killed, 2 and at the cost of your own blood 3 you have purchased 4 for God persons 5 from every tribe, language, 6 people, and nation.
And the four living creatures were saying “Amen,” and the elders threw themselves to the ground 1 and worshiped.
Then 1 I heard something like a voice from among the four living creatures saying, “A quart 2 of wheat will cost a day’s pay 3 and three quarts of barley will cost a day’s pay. But 4 do not damage the olive oil and the wine!”
And all the angels stood 1 there in a circle around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they threw themselves down with their faces to the ground 2 before the throne and worshiped God,
Then 1 I looked, and I heard an 2 eagle 3 flying directly overhead, 4 proclaiming with a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe to those who live on the earth because of the remaining sounds of the trumpets of the three angels who are about to blow them!” 5
They had breastplates 1 like iron breastplates, and the sound of their wings was like the noise of many horse-drawn chariots charging into battle.
Now 1 this is what the horses and their riders 2 looked like in my 3 vision: The riders had breastplates that were fiery red, 4 dark blue, 5 and sulfurous 6 yellow in color. 7 The 8 heads of the horses looked like lions’ heads, and fire, smoke, and sulfur 9 came out of their mouths.
The rest of humanity, who had not been killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so that they did not stop worshiping demons and idols made 1 of gold, silver, 2 bronze, stone, and wood – idols that cannot see or hear or walk about.