Revelation 1:1-8 NRS

1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants a what must soon take place; he made b it known by sending his angel to his servant c John,

References for Revelation 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Gk [slaves]
    • b 1:1 - Gk [and he made]
    • c 1:1 - Gk [slave]
      2 who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
      3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and who keep what is written in it; for the time is near.
      4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne,
      5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed d us from our sins by his blood,

      References for Revelation 1:5

        • d 1:5 - Other ancient authorities read [washed]
          6 and made e us to be a kingdom, priests serving f his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

          References for Revelation 1:6

            • e 1:6 - Gk [and he made]
            • f 1:6 - Gk [priests to]
              7 Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen.
              8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.