The Revelation of JesusChrist, which1Godgave Him to 2show to His bond-servants, 3the things whichmustsoontakeplace; and He sent and acommunicated it 4by His angel to His bond-servant5John,
2whotestified to 6the word of God and to 7the testimony of JesusChrist, even to all that he saw.
38Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and bheed the things which are written in it; 9for the time is near.
410John to 11the sevenchurches that are in 12Asia: 13Grace to you and peace, from 14Him who is and who was and who cis to come, and from 15the sevenSpiritswho are before His throne,
and from JesusChrist, 16the faithfulwitness, the 17firstborn of the dead, and the 18ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who 19loves us and released us from our sinsdby His blood -
and He has made us to be a 20kingdom, 21priests to e22His God and Father -23to Him be the glory and the dominionforever and ever. Amen.
724BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and 25everyeye will see Him, even those whopierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will 26mournover Him. So it is to be. Amen.
8"I am27the Alpha and the Omega,"says the 28LordGod, "29who is and who was and who fis to come, the Almighty."
930I, John, your 31brother and 32fellowpartaker in the tribulation and 33kingdom and g34perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the islandcalledPatmos35because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
I was h36in the Spirit on 37the Lord'sday, and I heardbehind me a loudvoice38like the sound of a trumpet,
11saying, "39Write in a ibookwhat you see, and send it to the 40sevenchurches: to 41Ephesus and to 42Smyrna and to 43Pergamum and to 44Thyatira and to 45Sardis and to 46Philadelphia and to 47Laodicea."12Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw48sevengoldenlampstands;
and 49in the middle of the lampstands I saw one50likeja son of man, 51clothed in a robereaching to the feet, and 52girdedacross His chest with a goldensash.
His head and His 53hair were whitelikewhitewool, likesnow; and 54His eyes were like a flame of fire.
His 55feet were likeburnishedbronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His 56voice was like the sound of manywaters.
In His righthand He held57sevenstars, and out of His mouthcame a 58sharptwo-edgedsword; and His 59face was like60the sunkshining in its strength.
17When I saw Him, I 61fell at His feetlike a deadman. And He 62placed His righthand on me, saying, "63Do not be afraid; 64I am the first and the last,18and the 65living One; and I l66was dead, and behold, I amaliveforevermore, and I have67the keys of death and of Hades.19"Therefore68write69the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will takeplace70afterthesethings.20"As for the 71mystery of the 72sevenstarswhich you saw in My righthand, and the 73sevengoldenlampstands: the 74sevenstars are the angels of 75the sevenchurches, and the seven76lampstands are the sevenchurches.