Behold, 1he is coming with the clouds, and 2every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will waila on account of him. Even so. Amen.
83"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, 4"who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
I, John, your brother and 5partner in 6the tribulation and 7the kingdom and 8the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos 9on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
1010I was in the Spirit 11on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice 12like a trumpet
saying, 13"Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea."12
Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw 14seven golden lampstands,
and in the midst of the lampstands 15one like 16a son of man, 17clothed with a long robe and 18with a golden sash around his chest.
1419The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. 20His eyes were like a flame of fire,
1521his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and 22his voice was like the roar of many waters.
1623In his right hand he held seven stars, 24from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and 25his face was like the sun shining 26in full strength.
1727When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But 28he laid his right hand on me, 29saying, "Fear not, 30I am the first and the last,