(From: REVELATION #7 - 5:1-14)
C. 5:1-14 WORTHINESS AND DESCRIPTION OF THE LAMB
1. 5:1-5 THE LAMB: ONLY ONE WORTHY TO OPEN THE SEALED BOOK.
a. 5:1 THE SEVEN-SEALED BOOKLET
Kai EIdon ePI ten de-xiAN tou ka-theMEnou ePI tou THROnou 
And I saw on the right handof him that sat on the throne
bibLIon ge-gramMEnon  Eso-then kai Opis-then, ka-te-sphra-gisMEnon sphraGIsin hepTA.
a booklet written within and on theback, close sealed with seven seals.
b. 5:2 WORTHINESS: CONDITION TO THE ANGEL'S CHALLENGE
kai EIdon AGge-lon is-chuRON keRUSson-ta en phoNEmeGAle ,
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a great voice,
Tis Axi-os  aNOIxai  to bibLIon , kai LUsai  tas sphraGIdas auTOU?
Who is worthy to open the booklet, and to break its seals?
c. 5:3 ALL HEAVEN: LACKING ONE TO OPEN THE BOOKLET
kai ouDEIS eDUna-to en to ou-raNO, ouDE ePI tes ges,
And no one in the heaven, or on the earth,
ouDE hu-poKAtotes ges aNOIxai to bibLIon, OUte BLEpein auTO.
or under the earth could open the booklet, or look on it.
d. 5:4-5 ONE FOUND WORTHY TO OPEN THE BOOKLET
kai eGOEklai-on poLU, HOti ouDEIS Axi-os heuREthe
And I wept much, because no one was found worthy
aNOIxai to bibLIon, OUte BLEpein auTO: kai heis ek ton pres-buTEron LEgei moi, MeKLAIe;
to open the booklet, or to look on it: 5and one of the elders says to me, Weep not;
iDOU, eNIke-sen ho LEon , ho ek tes phuLES IOUda, he 'RIza DauID,
lo, the Lion, he of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David,
aNOIxai to bibLIon kai tas hepTA sphraGIdas  auTOU.
has overcome to open the booklet and the seven seals of it.
2. 5:6-14 DESCRIPTION AND HONOR OF THE LAMB
a. 5:6 THE LAMB IN THE MIDST OF THE THRONE
Kai EIdon en MEsotou THROnou kai ton tesSAron ZO-on ,
And I saw in themidst of the throne and the four living beings,
kai en MEsoton pres-buTEron, arNIon he-steKOS , hos es-phagMEnon ,
and in themidst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as if slain,
Echon KEra-ta hepTA, kai oph-thalMOUS hepTA,
having seven horns, and seven eyes,
HOI ei-sin ta hepTA PNEUma-ta  tou TheOU, a-pe-stalMEnoi  eis PAsan ten gen.
which are the seven Spirits of :God, sent forth into all the earth.
b. 5:7 And he came, and he took itout of the right hand of him that sat on the throne.
kai ELthen, kai EIle-phen ek tes deXIas tou ka-theMEnou ePI tou THROnou.
c. 5:8 THE EFFECT OF THE LAMB UPON THE 24 ELDERS
Kai HOte Ela-ben to bibLIon, ta TESse-ra ZOa
And when he had taken the booklet, the four living beings
kai hoi EIko-si TESsa-res presBUte-roi Epe-san  eNOpi-on tou arNIou,
and the four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb,
Echon-tes HEka-stos kiTHAran, kai phiAlas  chruSAS  geMOUsas  thu-mi-aMAton ,
having each a harp, and golden bowls full of incenses,
HAI ei-sin hai pro-seuCHAI  ton haGIon .
which are the prayers of the saints.
d. 5:9-10 THE SONG OF THE ELDERS
kai Adou-sin  oDEN kaiNEN , LEgon-tes;
And they sing a new song, saying;
Axi-os  ei laBEIN to bibLIon, kai aNOIxas tas sphraGIdas auTOU;
Worthy are you to take the booklet, and to open its seals;
HOti esPHAges , kai eGOra-sas to TheO
because you were slain, and did purchase to :God
en toHAImaTI sou ek PAses phuLES , kai GLOSses , kai laOU , kai ETHnous ,
with your :blood men of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation,
kai ePOIe-sas auTOUS to TheOheMON ba-siLEIan kai hi-eREIS; kai ba-siLEUou-sin ePI tes ges.
10and made them a kingdom and priests to our :God; and they reign upon the earth.
e. 5:11-12 THE DECLARATION OF MANY ANGELS
kai EIdon, kai Ekou-sa phoNEN agGElon POLlon
And I saw, and I heard a voice of many angels
KUKlotou THROnou kai ton ZO-on kai ton pres-buTEron;
round the throne and the living beings and the elders;
kai en ho a-rithMOS auTON mu-riAdes mu-riAdon,
and the number of them was ten thousands of ten thousands,
kai chi-liAdes  chi-liAdon; LEgon-tes phoNEmeGAle,
and thousands of thousands; 12saying with a great voice,
A-xiON  es-tin to arNIon  to es-phagMEnon  laBEIN ten DUna-min,
Worthy is the Lamb :slain to receive the power,
kai PLOUton, kai soPHIan , kai isCHUN , kai tiMEN ,kai DOxan, kai eu-loGIan .
and riches, and wisdom, and might, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
f. 5:13 ALL HEAVEN ASCRIBES PRAISE TO GOD AND THE LAMB
kai pan KTISma  ho en to ou-raNO, kai ePI tes ges,
And everything created which is in the heaven, and on the earth,
kai hu-poKAtotes ges, kai ePI tes thaLASses esTIN, kai ta en auTOIS PANta, Ekou-sa LEgon-tas,
and under the earth, and on the sea,and all the thingsin them, heard I saying,
Toka-theMEnoePI tou THROnou , kai to arNIo,
To him that sits on the throne, and to the Lamb,
heeu-loGIa, kai hetiME, kai heDOxa, kai to KRAtos eis tous aiOnas ton aiOnon.
the blessing, and the honor, and the glory, and the might unto the ages of the ages.
g. 5:14a And the four living beings said, Amen.
kai ta TESse-ra ZOa Ele-gon, A-MEN.
h. 5:14b And the elders fell down and worshiped.
kai hoi presBUte-roi Epe-san  kai pro-seKUne-san .
NOTE: Onlythe Lamb, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, is found worthy in heaven and earth to open the booklet and break its 7 seals! He is the second Adam. When the first Adam failed and passed on to us, the human race, the evil heritage he received from the serpent - the second Adam was tempted in allpoints like as all of us experience - but in allthese - sinned not! His blood is righteous blood. It came not from the first Adam like us, but from God! Godwas His Father after the flesh. No wonderHe is so worthy! No wonder this stopped John's crying! No wonder Oswald Chambers exhorts us all to have personal, passionatedevotion to our Lord Jesus, who isthe worthy Lamb.
It is interesting to note, that of the 7 component parts of God's Organic Automated Laser-Telescope, thisis the 7thpart! The Church of Ephesus lostthis first love. Weneed to guard it above all costs, and retain it daily and constantly. Alan Redpath of the Moody Memorial Church of Chicago during the '50's said, “The most difficult task I have to maintain is a daily, vitaldevotional relationship with the Lord Jesus!” To regularly meditate on His great Redemptive Act on our behalf, helps us much to maintain this task.
5:6-14 - This sub-paragraph - set forth by Bible Numerics, is so important. It is composed of 8 sentences, likewise established by Bible Numerics. Starting in 1945, I began to summarize each sentence, sub-division and paragraph of the book of Ephesians. The result nearly put me into orbit. By 1967 I had typed up the entire English Numeric NT as translated by Ivan Panin, and written out in phrases and clauses the corresponding Greek Numeric NT. It is the result of this, that appears above these notes. The format for this did not come clear until 2007. Pray for strength on my behalf, that I will be able to complete typing up the entire Interlinear Greek Bible Numeric NT before God calls me home. It is my number one assignment from heaven. The spin-offs that come to me from each mailing, continue to bless and amaze me. I trust many of you are able to join me in this blessing.
Jesus as the Lamb of God is in the midst of the Throne of God in heaven, with the four living beings and the 24 elders! Notice in symbolism his 7 horns and 7 eyes that represent the seven Spirits of God. Later we find a parallel symbolism of the 7 Spirits represented by 7 lamps before the Throne of God. And in the OT Tabernacle in the Wilderness and Temple of Solomon, the 7 Spirits are represented by the 7-fold Menorah or Lampstand.
In 5:12 a vast multitude of angels, along with the 4 Living beings and the 24 Elders, again and again saying with a great voice, “ Worthy is the Lamb” - and ascribe to Him a 7-fold blessing. Now we can return to the challenge of Oswald Chambers and give “personal, passionatedevotion” to our Lord Jesus. J.A.W.