Revelation 1:8-18 NIV

8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega,"1 says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come,2 the Almighty."3

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      One Like a Son of Man

      9 I, John,4 your brother and companion in the suffering5 and kingdom6 and patient endurance7 that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God8 and the testimony of Jesus.9

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          10 On the Lord's Day10 I was in the Spirit,11 and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet,12

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          11 which said: "Write on a scroll what you see13 and send it to the seven churches:14 to Ephesus,15 Smyrna,16 Pergamum,17 Thyatira,18 Sardis,19 Philadelphia20 and Laodicea."21

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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,22

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              13 and among the lampstands23 was someone "like a son of man,"a24 dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet25 and with a golden sash around his chest.26

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              14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.27

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              15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace,28 and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.29

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              16 In his right hand he held seven stars,30 and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword.31 His face was like the sun32 shining in all its brilliance.

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              17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet33 as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me34 and said: "Do not be afraid.35 I am the First and the Last.36

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              18 I am the Living One; I was dead,37 and behold I am alive for ever and ever!38 And I hold the keys of death and Hades.39

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