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,
2 who testified to God's word and to the testimonye about Jesus Christ,f in all he saw.g
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!
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;
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,
6 and made us a kingdom,o priestsp to His God and Father-to Him be the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
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.
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."