“And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
Revelation 5:4 KJV
Why was John crying his eyeballs out? Because that book contains the list of those inheriting eternal life. The roll must be called, the names must be read.
WORTHY is a word indicating a comparison between at least two things.
“weighing, having weight, having the weight of another thing of like value, worth as much.”
Who “outweighs, is more valuable” than what or who?
The answer is The Law, Sin, and Death. Therefore more powerful than them, and able to deliver out of their hands and give life!
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
Revelation 5:9-14 KJV