Revelation 1:1-3 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This book is the record of the events that Jesus Christ revealed. God gave him this revelation in order to show to his servants what must happen very soon. Christ made these things known to his servant John by sending his angel to him, 1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
2 and John has told all that he has seen. This is his report concerning the message from God and the truth revealed by Jesus Christ. 2 who testifies to everything he saw--that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
3 Happy is the one who reads this book, and happy are those who listen to the words of this prophetic message and obey what is written in this book! For the time is near when all these things will happen. 3 Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.