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Revelation 4:6 The Passion Translation (TPT)

And in front of the throne there was pavement[a] like a crystal sea of glass.[b]

Worship around the Throne

Around the throne and on each side[c] stood four living creatures,[d] full of eyes in front and behind.[e]


  1. 4:6 See Ex. 24:10; Ezek. 1:22, 26.
  2. 4:6 The blazing torches reflected off the glassy crystal sea would appear to be heaven’s analogue to the Red Sea. See also 15:2–4. One of the miracles of the Red Sea crossing was that the waters congealed and became like glass (Ex. 15:8). John is seeing a hint of the chaotic “sea of humanity” (Dan. 7:2; Ezek. 32:2) being calmed before God’s sovereign throne.
  3. 4:6 A possible inference in the Greek is that the four living creatures are supporting the throne; that is, the throne (chariot of God) rested upon them. See Ezek. 1:15–26. The number four points to the four winds and the four seasons (the whole created order).
  4. 4:6 Or “creatures of life.”
  5. 4:6 They had eyes to see into different realms and into times past and future (in front and behind).
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