After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing
open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound
of a trumpet speaking with me, said, 'Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.'
Immediately I was in the
Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and someone was
sitting on the throne.
And He who was sitting was
like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was
a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance.
Around the throne were
twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw
twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads.