Revelation 1:1-11 (New American Standard)

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The Revelation of Jesus Christ

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which 1God gave Him to 2show to His bond-servants, 3the things which must soon take place ; and He sent and acommunicated it 4by His angel to His bond-servant 5John, 2 who testified to 6the word of God and to 7the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 3 8Blessed 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.

Message to the Seven Churches

4 10John to 11the seven churches that are in 12Asia : 13Grace to you and peace, from 14Him who is and who was and who cis to come, and from 15the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, 16the faithful witness, the 17firstborn of the dead, and the 18ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who 19loves us and released us from our sins dby His blood - 6 and He has made us to be a 20kingdom, 21priests to e22His God and Father -23to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7 24BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and 25every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will 26mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen. 8 "I am 27the Alpha and the Omega," says the 28Lord God, "29who is and who was and who fis to come, the Almighty."

The Patmos Vision

9 30I, John, your 31brother and 32fellow partaker in the tribulation and 33kingdom and g34perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos 35because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 I was h36in the Spirit on 37the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice 38like the sound of a trumpet, 11 saying, "39Write in a ibook what you see, and send it to the 40seven churches : to 41Ephesus and to 42Smyrna and to 43Pergamum and to 44Thyatira and to 45Sardis and to 46Philadelphia and to 47Laodicea."
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