Revelation 1:4-8 LEB

Greetings to the Churches

4 John, to the seven churches in Asia:a grace to you and peace from the one who is and the one who was and the one who is coming, and from the seven spirits who [are] before his throne,

References for Revelation 1:4

    • c 1:4 - A reference to the Roman province of Asia (modern Asia Minor)
      5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and released us from our sins by his blood
      6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father--to him [be] the glory and the power {forever and ever}b. Amen.

      References for Revelation 1:6

        • d 1:6 - Literally "for the ages of the ages"
          7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even every one who pierced him, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over him. Yes, amen.
          8 I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, the one who is and the one who was and the one who is coming, the All-Powerful.