Parallel Bible results for Revelation 1

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Revelation 1

CEB 1 A revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. Christ made it known by sending it through his angel to his servant John, NIV 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, CEB 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the witness of Jesus Christ, including all that John saw. NIV 2 who testifies to everything he saw--that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. CEB 3 Favored is the one who reads the words of this prophecy out loud, and favored are those who listen to it being read, and keep what is written in it, for the time is near. NIV 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. CEB 4 John, to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace and peace to you from the one who is and was and is coming, and from the seven spirits that are before God's throne, NIV 4 John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, CEB 5 and from Jesus Christ—the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, NIV 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, CEB 6 who made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father—to him be glory and power forever and always. Amen. NIV 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father--to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. CEB 7 Look, he is coming with the clouds! Every eye will see him, including those who pierced him, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. This is so. Amen. NIV 7 Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen. CEB 8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "the one who is and was and is coming, the Almighty." NIV 8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." CEB 9 I, John, your brother who shares with you in the hardship, kingdom, and endurance that we have in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and my witness about Jesus. NIV 9 I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. CEB 10 I was in a Spirit-inspired trance on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice that sounded like a trumpet. NIV 10 On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, CEB 11 It said, "Write down on a scroll whatever you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea." NIV 11 which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea." CEB 12 I turned to see who was speaking to me, and when I turned, I saw seven oil lamps burning on top of seven gold stands. NIV 12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, CEB 13 In the middle of the lampstands I saw someone who looked like the Human One. He wore a robe that stretched down to his feet, and he had a gold sash around his chest. NIV 13 and among the lampstands was someone "like a son of man," dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. CEB 14 His head and hair were white as white wool—like snow—and his eyes were like a fiery flame. NIV 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. CEB 15 His feet were like fine brass that has been purified in a furnace, and his voice sounded like rushing water. NIV 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. CEB 16 He held seven stars in his right hand, and from his mouth came a sharp, two-edged sword. His appearance was like the sun shining with all its power. NIV 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. CEB 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. But he put his right hand on me and said, "Don't be afraid. I'm the first and the last, NIV 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. CEB 18 and the living one. I was dead, but look! Now I'm alive forever and always. I have the keys of Death and the Grave. NIV 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. CEB 19 So write down what you have seen, both the scene now before you and the things that are about to unfold after this. NIV 19 "Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. CEB 20 As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lampstands, here is what they mean: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. NIV 20 The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.