Revelation 1:4-14 NIV

Greetings and Doxology

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,

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    • a 1:4 - That is, the sevenfold Spirit
      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,

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      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.

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      7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,”and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”So shall it be! Amen.

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        • b 1:7 - Daniel 7:13
        • c 1:7 - Zech. 12:10
          8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

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              John’s Vision of Christ

              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.

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                  10 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet,

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                  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.”

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                      12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands,

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                      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.

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                      14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.

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