4 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 spiritsc d 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 freee from our sins by His blood,
6 and made us a kingdom,f priestsg 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 h Him. And all the families of the earth i j will mourn over Him. k l This is certain. Amen.
8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega,"m says the Lord God, "the One who is, who was, and who is coming, the Almighty."