1. Exposition

What is the force of the word “behold”?

Revelation 5:5 (ESV)

5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

In the eye of our mind we might imagine the elder with a hand stretched out, pointing. So we may imagine John shifting his gaze to follow the angel's finger to see what he had not noticed before (i.e., a Lamb; see Revelation 5:6).