Revelation 1:4-14 GNT

4 From John to the seven churches in the province of Asia: 1 Grace and peace be yours from God, who is, who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits in front of his throne,

References for Revelation 1:4

    • 1 1:4 - 1.4 a Ex 3.14; b Rev 4.5.
      5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first to be raised from death and who is also the ruler of the kings of the world. 2 He loves us, and by his sacrificial death he has freed us from our sins

      References for Revelation 1:5

        • 2 1:5 - 1.5 a Is 55.4; b Ps 89.27.
          6 and made us a kingdom of priests to serve his God and Father. To Jesus Christ be the glory and power forever and ever! Amen. 3

          References for Revelation 1:6

            • 3 1:6 - 1.6 Ex 19.6; Rev 5.10.
              7 Look, he is coming on the clouds! Everyone will see him, including those who pierced him. All peoples on earth will mourn over him. So shall it be! 4

              References for Revelation 1:7

                • 4 1:7 - 1.7 a Dn 7.13; Mt 24.30; Mk 13.26; Lk 21.27; 1 Th 4.17; b Zec 12.10; Jn 19.34, 37; c Zec 12.10; Mt 24.30.
                  8 "I am the first and the last," says the Lord God Almighty, who is, who was, and who is to come. 5

                  References for Revelation 1:8

                    • 5 1:8 - 1.8 a Rev 22.13; b Ex 3.14.
                      9 I am John, your brother, and as a follower of Jesus I am your partner in patiently enduring the suffering that comes to those who belong to his Kingdom. I was put on the island of Patmos because I had proclaimed God's word and the truth that Jesus revealed.
                      10 On the Lord's day the Spirit took control of me, and I heard a loud voice, that sounded like a trumpet, speaking behind me.
                      11 It said, "Write down what you see, and send the book to the churches in these seven cities: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."
                      12 I turned around to see who was talking to me, and I saw seven gold lampstands,
                      13 and among them there was what looked like a human being, wearing a robe that reached to his feet, and a gold band around his chest. 6

                      References for Revelation 1:13

                        • 6 1:13 - 1.13 a Dn 7.13; b Dn 10.5.
                          14 His hair was white as wool, or as snow, and his eyes blazed like fire; 7

                          References for Revelation 1:14

                            • 7 1:14 - 1.14 Dn 7.9.+O+N1.14, 15 Dn 10.6.