91I, John, your 2brother and 3fellowpartaker in the tribulation and 4kingdom and a5perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the islandcalledPatmos6because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
I was b7in the Spirit on 8the Lord'sday, and I heardbehind me a loudvoice9like the sound of a trumpet,
11saying, "10Write in a cbookwhat you see, and send it to the 11sevenchurches : to 12Ephesus and to 13Smyrna and to 14Pergamum and to 15Thyatira and to 16Sardis and to 17Philadelphia and to 18Laodicea."12Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw19sevengoldenlampstands ;
and 20in the middle of the lampstands I saw one21likeda son of man, 22clothed in a robereaching to the feet, and 23girdedacross His chest with a goldensash.
His head and His 24hair were whitelikewhitewool, likesnow ; and 25His eyes were like a flame of fire.
His 26feet were likeburnishedbronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His 27voice was like the sound of manywaters.
In His righthand He held28sevenstars, and out of His mouthcame a 29sharptwo-edgedsword ; and His 30face was like31the suneshining in its strength.
17When I saw Him, I 32fell at His feetlike a deadman. And He 33placed His righthand on me, saying, "34Do not be afraid ; 35I am the first and the last,18and the 36living One; and I f37was dead, and behold, I amaliveforevermore, and I have38the keys of death and of Hades.19"Therefore39write40the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will takeplace41afterthesethings.20"As for the 42mystery of the 43sevenstarswhich you saw in My righthand, and the 44sevengoldenlampstands : the 45sevenstars are the angels of 46the sevenchurches, and the seven47lampstands are the sevenchurches.