His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.115
His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace,2 and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.316
In his right hand he held seven stars,4 and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword.5 His face was like the sun6 shining in all its brilliance.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet7 as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me8 and said: "Do not be afraid.9 I am the First and the Last.1018I am the Living One; I was dead,11 and behold I am alive for ever and ever!12 And I hold the keys of death and Hades.1319"Write, therefore, what you have seen,14 what is now and what will take place later.20The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand15 and of the seven golden lampstands16 is this: The seven stars are the angelsa of the seven churches,17 and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.18