Chapter 1Revelation of John

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1 Jesus Christ’s revelation which :God gave him to show to his
:bondmen things which must come to pass with speed: and he sent and signified it through his :angel to his :bondman John; 2 who witnessed to the word of :God and to the witness of Jesus Christ, all things that he saw. 3 Blessed who readeth, and who hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things written therein: for the season is nigh.
 
4 JOHN to the seven churches :in :Asia: Grace to you and peace, from him who is and who was and who †is to come; and from the seven Spirits †:before his :throne; 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful :witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him that loveth us, and loosed us from our :sins in his :blood;—6 and he made us a kingdom, priests to :God and his Father;—to him the glory and the might unto the ages. Amen. 7 Lo, he cometh with the clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they that pierced him; and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn over him. Yea, Amen.
 
8 I am the Alpha and the †Ōmega, saith the Lord :God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
 
9 I John, your :brother and partaker with you in the tribulation and kingdom and patience in Jesus, was in the isle :called Patmos, for the word of :God and the witness of Jesus. 10 I became in Spirit on the †Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trump 11 saying, What thou seest, write in a booklet and send to the seven churches: unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardeis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. 12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; 13 and amidst the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed down to the foot, and girt about at the breasts with a golden girdle. 14 And his :head and his :hair white as white wool, as snow; and his :eyes as a flame of fire; 15 and his :feet like burnished brass, as refined in a furnace; and his :voice as the voice of many waters; 16 and having in his :right hand seven stars: and proceeding out of his :mouth a sharp two-edged sword: and his :countenance as the sun shineth in his :strength. 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his :feet as one dead. And he laid his :right hand upon me, saying, Fear not; I am the first and the last, 18 and the Living one; and I became dead, and lo, I am alive unto the ages of the ages, and have the keys of :death and of :Hades. 19 Write therefore what things thou sawest, and those which are, and those which shall come to pass hereafter; 20 the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my :right, and the seven :golden lampstands. The seven stars are angels of the seven churches: and the seven :lampstands are seven churches.

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