12Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw1sevengoldenlampstands;
and 2in the middle of the lampstands I saw one3likeaa son of man, 4clothed in a robereaching to the feet, and 5girdedacross His chest with a goldensash.
His head and His 6hair were whitelikewhitewool, likesnow; and 7His eyes were like a flame of fire.
His 8feet were likeburnishedbronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His 9voice was like the sound of manywaters.
In His righthand He held10sevenstars, and out of His mouthcame a 11sharptwo-edgedsword; and His 12face was like13the sunbshining in its strength.
17When I saw Him, I 14fell at His feetlike a deadman. And He 15placed His righthand on me, saying, "16Do not be afraid; 17I am the first and the last,18and the 18living One; and I c19was dead, and behold, I amaliveforevermore, and I have20the keys of death and of Hades.19"Therefore21write22the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will takeplace23afterthesethings.20"As for the 24mystery of the 25sevenstarswhich you saw in My righthand, and the 26sevengoldenlampstands: the 27sevenstars are the angels of 28the sevenchurches, and the seven29lampstands are the sevenchurches.