Old Testament References and Allusions in Revelation 4-8

Chap 4-8

Rev (TLV)References
Rev 4:1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door was standing open in heaven. And the first voice, which I had heard speaking with me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.”Isa 26:20; Ezek 1:1 Rev 1:19; Rev 22:6; John 16:13
Rev 4:2 Immediately I was in the Ruach; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One seated on the throne.Isa 6:1; Ezek 1:26-28;Dan 7:9 Rev 4:9; Rev 3:21; Rev 5:1,6,7,13; Rev 6:16; Rev 7:9-17; Rev 12:5; Rev 19:4; Rev 21:5; Rev 22:1-3; Isa 6:1; Dan 7:9; Heb 8:1
Rev 4:3 And the One who was seated was like jasper and carnelian in appearance, and a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance.Ezek 1:26, 28; 10:1 Rev 21:19; Exo 28:18; Exo 39:11; Eze 28:13
Rev 4:4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders dressed in white clothes with golden crowns on their heads.1 Chron 24:5 Rev 2:10; Rev 9:7; es 8:15; Psa 21:3; 2 Tim 4:8
Rev 4:5 And out from the throne come flashes of lightning and rumblings and clashes of thunder—and seven torches of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.Ex 19:16; 25:37; Isa 11:2; Ezek 1:13 Rev 1:4; Rev 3:1; Rev 5:6; Mat 3:11; Acts 2:3; 1 Cor 12:4-11
Rev 4:6 And before the throne was something like a sea of glass, like crystal. In the middle of the throne and around it were four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind.Ezek 1:5, 18, 22, 26;10:1, 12 Rev 4:8; Eze 1:18; Eze 10:12
Rev 4:7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature was like an ox, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.Ezek 1:10; 10:14 Deut 28:49; 2 Sam 1:23; Isa 40:31; Eze 1:8,10; Eze 10:14; Dan 7:4; ob 1:4
Rev 4:8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes all around and within. They do not rest day or night, chanting, “Kadosh, kadosh, kadosh Adonai Elohei-Tzva’ot, asher haya v’hoveh v’yavo! Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of Hosts, who was and who is and who is to come!”Isa 6:2-3; Ezek 1:18; 10:12, 14 Rev 4:4; Heb 13:8
Rev 4:9 And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to the One seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever,Deut 32:40; Dan 4:34; 6:26; 12:7 Rev 1:18; Rev 5:14; Rev 10:6; Rev 15:7; Exo 15:18; Psa 48:14; Heb 7:8,25
Rev 4:10 the twenty-four elders fall down before the One seated on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever. And they throw their crowns down before the throne, chanting,Rev 4:4; 1ch 29:11-16; Psa 115:1; 1 Cor 15:10
Rev 4:11 “Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, For You created all things, and because of Your will they existed and were created!”Gen 1:1 Pro 16:4; Rom 11:36
Rev 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of the One seated upon the throne a scroll, written on both the front and the back, sealed with seven seals.Ezek 2:9-10; Dan 12:4,9; Zech 5:1-4 Rev 6:1; Isa 8:16; Isa 29:11; Dan 8:26; Dan 12:4-9
Rev 5:2 I also saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to break its seals?”Lev 25:23-25 Rev 5:5; Isa 29:11,12; Isa 41:22,23
Rev 5:3 No one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it.Rev 5:13; Isa 40:13,14; Isa 41:28; Rom 11:34
Rev 5:4 I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.Rev 4:1; Dan 12:8,9
Rev 5:5 Then one of the elders tells me, “Stop weeping! Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed—He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.”Gen 49:9-10; Isa 11:1,10; Hos 5:14 Rev 1:1; Rev 6:1
Rev 5:6 And in the midst of the throne and the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, I saw a Lamb standing, as having been slain—having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.Isa 11:2; Zech 3:8-9; 4:10 Rev 4:5
Rev 5:7 He came and took the scroll from the right hand of the One seated on the throne.Rev 5:1; Rev 4:2,3
Rev 5:8 When He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense—which are the prayers of the kedoshim.Ps 111:2 Rev 8:3,4; Psa 141:2
Rev 5:9 And they are singing a new song, saying, “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals. For You were slain, and by Your blood You redeemed for God those from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.Ps 40:3; 98:1; 144:9;149:1; Isa 42:10; Dan 5:19 Rev 7:9; Rev 11:9; Rev 14:6; Dan 4:1; Dan 6:25; Mark 16:15,16; Col 1:23
Rev 5:10 You have made them for our God a kingdom and kohanim, and they shall reign upon the earth.”Ex 19:6; Isa 61:6 Rev 20:6; Dan 7:18,27
Rev 5:11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders—their number was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands.Dan 7:10 Rev 19:6; Deut 33:2; Psa 68:17; Dan 7:10; Heb 12:22
Rev 5:12 They were chanting with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”Rev 4:11; Rev 7:12; Rev 19:1; Mat 28:18; John 3:35,36; John 17:2; 2 Cor 8:9; Phil 2:9-11; 1 Tim 1:17
Rev 5:13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea and everything in them, responding, “To the One seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and power forever and ever!”Rev 5:6,9; Rev 6:16; Rev 7:10
Rev 5:14 And the four living creatures kept saying, “Amen!” And the elders fell down and worshiped.Rev 4:9-11
Rev 6:1 Then I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!”Rev 6:3,5,7; Rev 4:6,7; Acts 4:20
Rev 6:2 I looked, and behold, there was a white horse. The one riding on it had a bow, and a crown was given to him. He went out as a conqueror so he might conquer.Zech 1:8; 6:3; Rev 11:15,18; Rev 15:2; Rev 17:14; Psa 98:1; Psa 110:2; Isa 25:8; Rom 15:18,19; 1 Cor 15:25,55-57; 2 Cor 10:3-5
Rev 6:3 When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come!”Rev 6:1; Rev 4:7
Rev 6:4 Then another horse came out, fiery red. The one riding on it was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. He was given a great sword.Jer 25:29; Zech 1:8; 6:2 Psa 17:13; Isa 10:5,6; Eze 30:24,25
Rev 6:5 When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come!” And behold, I saw a black horse. The one riding on it held a balance scale in his hand.Jer 14:1, 2; Zech 6:2 Lev 26:26; la 5:10; Eze 4:10,16
Rev 6:6 Then I heard something like a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius—but do no harm to the oil and wine!”Lev 26:25-33; Ezek 4:10, 11 Rev 9:4; Psa 76:10
Rev 6:7 When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the fourth living creature saying, “Come!”Rev 6:1,3,5; Rev 4:7
Rev 6:8 Behold, I saw a horse, pale greenish gray. The name of the one riding on it was Death, and Sheol was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill by sword and by famine and by plague and by the wild beasts of the earth.Jer 15:2-3; 24:10;29:17; Ezek 14:21; Hos 13:14; Zech 6:3 Lev 26:22-33; Jer 15:2,3; Jer 16:4,16; Jer 43:11; Eze 5:15-17; Eze 14:13-21
Rev 6:9 When the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those slaughtered for the sake of the word of God and for the witness they had.Rev 1:9; Rev 2:13; Rev 11:3-7; Rev 12:11-17; Rev 19:10; 2 Tim 1:8
Rev 6:10 And they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “O Sovereign Master, holy and true, how long before You judge those who dwell on the earth and avenge our blood?”Rev 11:18; Rev 16:5-7; Rev 18:20,24; Rev 19:2; Deut 32:36-43; Judg 16:28; 1 Sam 24:12; Psa 58:10,11; Isa 61:2; Isa 63:1-6; Luke 21:22; Rom 12:19; 2 Thes 1:6-8
Rev 6:11 Then a white robe was given to each of them, and they were told to rest a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants was complete—their brothers and sisters who were to be killed as they had been.Rev 7:14; Rev 13:15; Rev 17:6; Mat 10:21; Mat 23:34,35; John 16:2; Heb 11:40
Rev 6:12 I saw when the Lamb opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as black as sackcloth made of goat’s hair, and the full moon became like blood.Isa 50:3; Joel 2:10 Isa 13:9,10; Isa 24:23; Isa 60:19,20; Eze 32:7,8; Joel 2:10,30,31; Joel 3:15; Amo 8:9; hag 2:6,7,21,22; Mat 24:29; Mat 27:45; Mark 13:24,25; Mark 15:33; Luke 23:44,45; Acts 2:19,20
Rev 6:13 The stars of heaven fell to the earth like a fig tree drops unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.Isa 34:4 Isa 7:2; Isa 33:9; Dan 4:14; Nah 3:12
Rev 6:14 The heaven ripped apart like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from their places.Isa 34:4; Nah 1:5 Rev 16:20; Isa 2:14-17; Jer 3:23; Jer 4:23-26; Jer 51:25; Hab 3:6,10
Rev 6:15 Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the military commanders and the rich and the mighty and everyone—slave and free—hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.Josh 10:16; Ps 48:4-6; Isa 2:10-12, 19 Josh 10:16,17; Judg 6:2; 1 Sam 13:6; Isa 2:10,19; Isa 42:22; Mic 7:17; Heb 11:38
Rev 6:16 And they tell the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb.Hos 10:8 Rev 6:10; Rev 19:15; Psa 2:9-12; Psa 14:5; Psa 21:8-12; Psa 110:5,6; Zec 1:14,15; Mat 26:64; 2 Thes 1:7-9
Rev 6:17 For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”Ps 76:7; Jer 30:7;Nah 1:6; Zeph 1:14-18; Mal 3:2 Psa 76:7; Psa 130:3,4; Joel 2:11; Mal 3:2
Rev 7:1 After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth so that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or against any tree.Isa 11:2; Jer 49:36; Ezek 7:2; 37:9; Dan 7:2; Zech 6:5 Rev 6:6; Rev 9:4; Isa 27:3
Rev 7:2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He cried out with a loud voice to the four angels who were permitted to harm the earth and the sea,Rev 1:3; Rev 8:7-12
Rev 7:3 saying, “Do no harm to the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.”Ezek 9:4-6 Rev 13:16; Rev 14:1; Rev 20:4; Rev 22:4
Rev 7:4 Now I heard the number of those marked with the seal: 144,000 from every tribe of Bnei-Yisrael—Gen 49:1-28 Eze 47:13; Eze 48:19,31; Zec 9:1; Mat 19:28; Luke 22:30; Acts 26:7; James 1:1
Rev 7:5 12,000 from the tribe of Judah; 12,000 from the tribe of Reuben; 12,000 from the tribe of Gad;Exo 1:2-4; Num 1:4-15; Num 10:14-27; Num 13:4-16; 1 Cor 2:1,2
Rev 7:6 12,000 from the tribe of Asher; 12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali; 12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh;Luke 2:36
Rev 7:7 12,000 from the tribe of Simeon; 12,000 from the tribe of Levi; 12,000 from the tribe of Issachar;Gen 30:18; Gen 35:23; Gen 49:11; Josh 19:17
Rev 7:8 12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun; 12,000 from the tribe of Joseph; 12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin.Rev 7:8
Rev 7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a vast multitude that no one could count—from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues—was standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their handsLev 23:40 Lev 23:40; John 12:13
Rev 7:10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”Ps 3:8 Rev 4:6,9; Rev 22:3; John 1:29,36
Rev 7:11 And all the angels were standing around the throne, along with the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,Rev 4:10; Rev 15:4; Rev 19:4; Rev 22:9; Psa 45:11; Psa 97:7; Mat 4:10; John 5:23; Heb 1:6
Rev 7:12 saying, “Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might belong to our God forever and ever. Amen!”Neh 12:8,46; Psa 50:14; Psa 95:2; Psa 100:4; Psa 107:22; Psa 116:17; Psa 147:7; Isa 51:3; Jer 33:9,11; jon 2:9; 2 Cor 4:15; 2 Cor 9:11,12; Col 2:7; Col 3:17
Rev 7:13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these dressed in white robes, and where have they come from?” I said to him, “Sir, you know.”Gen 16:8; Judg 13:6; John 7:28
Rev 7:14 Then he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.Gen 49:11 Rev 5:9; Rev 12:11; Heb 13:12; 1 Pet 1:19
Rev 7:15 For this reason, they are before the throne of God, and they serve Him day and night in His Temple. The One seated on the throne will shelter them.Lev 26:11 Rev 21:3,4; Rev 22:3; Exo 29:45; 1 King 6:13; 1ch 23:25; Psa 68:16-18; Isa 4:5,6; John 1:14; 1 Cor 3:16; 2 Cor 6:16
Rev 7:16 They shall never again go hungry, nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not beat down on them, nor any scorching heat.Ps 121:5-6; Isa 49:10 Rev 21:4; Psa 121:6; so 1:6; Isa 4:5,6; Isa 25:4; Isa 32:2; jon 4:8; Mat 13:6,21; Mark 4:6,17; James 1:11
Rev 7:17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne shall shepherd them and guide them to springs of living water, and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes.”Ps 23:1-2; Ezek 34:23 Rev 4:11; Rev 21:4; Isa 25:8; Isa 30:19; Isa 35:10; Isa 60:20
Rev 8:1 Now when the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.Josh 6:10 Job 4:16; Psa 37:7; Psa 62:1; Hab 2:20; Zec 2:13
Rev 8:2 Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.Josh 6:4 Rev 8:6-12; Rev 9:1,13,14; Rev 11:15; Num 10:1-10; 2ch 29:25-28; Amo 3:6-8
Rev 8:3 Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden incense burner. He was given much incense to offer up along with the prayers of all the kedoshim upon the golden altar before the throne.Ps 141:2 Rev 6:9; Rev 9:13; Exo 37:25,26; Exo 40:26
Rev 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the kedoshim, rose before God from the angel’s hand.Ps 141:2 Rev 8:3; Rev 15:8; Exo 30:1; Psa 141:2; Luke 1:10
Rev 8:5 Then the angel took the incense burner and filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth; and there were clashes of thunder and rumblings and flashes of lightning and earthquakes.Ezek 10:2; 8:5,6; Ex 19:16 Rev 11:13,19; 1 King 19:11; Isa 29:6; Zec 14:5; Mat 24:7; Mat 27:52-54; Acts 4:31; Acts 16:26
Rev 8:6 Then the seven angels holding the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.Ex 19:16 Rev 8:2
Rev 8:7 The first trumpeted, and there was hail and fire mixed with blood, and they were thrown upon the earth. A third of the earth burned up, a third of the trees burned up, and all the green grass burned up.Ex 9:23-24; Josh 10:11; Ps 18:13; Isa 28:2 Rev 8:9,10,12; Rev 6:8; Rev 9:4; Isa 2:12,13; Isa 10:17,18; James 1:11; 1 Pet 1:24
Rev 8:8 The second angel trumpeted, and something like a huge mountain ablaze with fire was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood,Ex 7:17-19; 8:10; Isa 14:12 Rev 8:7; Rev 16:3-21; Exo 7:17-21; Eze 14:9
Rev 8:9 a third of the creatures living in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.Psa 48:7; Isa 2:16; Isa 23:1
Rev 8:10 The third angel trumpeted, and a great star fell from the heavens, burning like a torch. It fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.Isa 14:12 Rev 16:4; Exo 7:20,21; Judg 15:11; 2 King 2:19-22; 2ch 32:3; Isa 12:3; ho 13:15,16
Rev 8:11 Now the name of the star is Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the waters that were made bitter.Jer 9:15; 23:15 Exo 15:23
Rev 8:12 The fourth angel trumpeted, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day would not shine, as well as a third of the night.Josh 10:12; Isa 13:10 Exo 10:21-23; 2 Cor 4:4; 2 Thes 2:9-12
Rev 8:13 Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying out with a loud voice as it flew high in the sky, saying, “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpets the three angels are about to sound!”Rev 9:1,12; Rev 11:14; Eze 2:10