Revelation 1:1-8 CSB

Prologue

1 The revelation ofa Jesus Christ that God gave Him to show His slaves what must quicklyb take place.c He sent it and signified itd through His angel to His slave John,

References for Revelation 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Or Revelation of, or A revelation of
    • b 1:1 - Or soon
    • c 1:1 - Dn 2:28-29,45
    • d 1:1 - Made it known through symbols
      2 who testified to God's word and to the testimonye about Jesus Christ,f in all he saw.g

      References for Revelation 1:2

        • e 1:2 - Or witness
        • f 1:2 - Rv 1:9; 12:17; 19:10; 20:4
        • g 1:2 - Lit as many as he saw
          3 Blessedh is the one who reads and blessed are those who hear the words of this prophecy and keepi what is written in it, because the time is near!

          References for Revelation 1:3

            • h 1:3 - Rv 14:13; 16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7,14
            • i 1:3 - Or follow, or obey
              4 John: To the seven churches in the province of Asia.j Grace and peace to you fromk the One who is, who was, and who is coming; from the seven spiritsl m before His throne;

              References for Revelation 1:4

                • j 1:4 - Lit churches in Asia; that is, the Roman province that is now a part of modern Turkey
                • k 1:4 - Other mss add God
                • l 1:4 - Or the sevenfold Spirit
                • m 1:4 - Rv 3:1; 4:5; 5:6
                  5 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 freen from our sins by His blood,

                  References for Revelation 1:5

                    • n 1:5 - Other mss read has washed us
                      6 and made us a kingdom,o priestsp to His God and Father-to Him be the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

                      References for Revelation 1:6

                        • o 1:6 - Other mss read kings and
                        • p 1:6 - Or made us into (or to be) a kingdom of priests; see Ex 19:6
                          7 Look! He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, including those who pierced q Him. And all the families of the earth r s will mourn over Him. t u This is certain. Amen.

                          References for Revelation 1:7

                            • q 1:7 - Or impaled
                            • r 1:7 - Or All the tribes of the land
                            • s 1:7 - Gn 12:3; 28:14; Zch 14:17
                            • t 1:7 - Or will wail because of Him
                            • u 1:7 - Dn 7:13; Zch 12:10
                              8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega,"v says the Lord God, "the One who is, who was, and who is coming, the Almighty."

                              References for Revelation 1:8

                                • v 1:8 - Isaiah 44:6