1. The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to Him, to show to His servants the things that are ordained to come to pass shortly; and He made it known, having sent it by His angel to His servant John;
2. Who gave witness to the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, and all the things he saw.
3. Blessed is the one who reads, and those who hear the words of this prophecy and who keep the things that are written therein; for the time is at hand.
4. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace and peace be to you from Him Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come; and from the seven spirits that are before His throne;
6. And has made us kings and priests to God and His Father; to Him be the glory and the sovereignty into the ages of eternity. Amen.
8. “I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE ENDING,” says the Lord, “Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come—the Almighty.”
9. I, John, who am also your brother and joint partaker in the tribulation and in the kingdom and endurance of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos because of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
11. Saying, “I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE FIRST AND THE LAST”; and, “What you see, write in a book, and send it to the churches that are in Asia: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
16. And in His right hand He had seven stars, and a sharp two-edged sword went out of His mouth, and His countenance was as the sun shining in its full power.
17. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead; but He laid His right hand upon me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST,
18. Even the One Who is living; for I was dead, and behold, I am alive into the ages of eternity. Amen. And I have the keys of the grave and of death.
20. The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, is this: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches; and the seven lampstands that you saw are the seven churches.”
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