And they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Revelation 4:9: And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
Revelation 4:10: The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Revelation 4:11: Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
In verses 8b-11 we observe the four living creatures and twenty-four elder-kings worshiping God. This scene underscores God’s worthiness of being praised, as even magnificent creatures and groups of kings worship Him! The fact that the mighty four living creatures never rest from their job of worshiping further indicates God’s great glory, and the casting of the elders' crowns before the throne both displays the elder-kings' absolute allegiance to “him that sat on the throne” and ascribes any power the elders have to God. The line “which was, and is, and is to come” sung by the elders emphasizes God’s eternal nature by using the past, present, and future tenses (he did exist, he does exist, he will exist).
Summary: God is preeminent and deserves the worship of all!
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