The Fourth Chapter
 After this I looked, and behold, a door was open in heaven.  And the first voice which I heard was, as it were, of a trumpet talking with me which said:  ‘Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be fulfilled hereafter’.  And immediately I was in the spirit,  and behold, a seat was set in heaven, and one sat on the seat.  And he that sat was to look upon like unto a jasper stone and a sardine stone.  And there was a rainbow about the seat in sight like a smaragde.  And about the seat were twenty-four seats,  and upon the seats twenty-four elders sitting,  clothed in white raiment,  and had on their heads crowns of gold.  And out of the seat proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices.  And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the seat, which are the seven spirits of God.  And before the seat there was a sea of glass like unto crystal.  And in the midst of the seat and round about the seat were four beasts  full of eyes before and behind.