John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from 1him 2who is and 3who was and who is to come, and from 4the seven spirits who are before his throne,
and from Jesus Christ 5the faithful witness, 6the firstborn of the dead, and 7the ruler of kings on earth. To 8him who loves us and 9has freed us from our sins by his blood
and made us 10a kingdom, 11priests to 12his God and Father, to him be 13glory and 14dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Behold, 15he is coming with the clouds, and 16every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.
17"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, 18"who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."