John: To the seven churches in the province of Asia.a Grace and peace to you fromb the One who is, who was, and who is coming; from the seven spiritscd before His throne;
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has set us freee from our sins by His blood,
and made us a kingdom,f priestsg to His God and Father-to Him be the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Look! He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, including those who pierced h Him. And all the families of the earth ij will mourn over Him. kl This is certain. Amen.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega,"m says the Lord God, "the One who is, who was, and who is coming, the Almighty."
I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation, kingdom, and perseverance in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God's word and the testimony about Jesus.no10
I was in the Spiritpqr on the Lord's day,s and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet
saying, "Write on a scroll t what you see and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."
I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me. When I turned I saw seven gold lampstands,
and among the lampstands was One like the Son of Man,uv dressed in a long robe, and with a gold sash wrapped around His chest.
His head and hair were white like wool-white as snow, His eyes like a fiery flame,