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The Revelation of Jesus Christ

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which aGod gave Him to bshow to His bond-servants, cthe things which must soon take place; and He sent and Icommunicated [it] dby His angel to His bond-servant eJohn, 2 who testified to athe word of God and to bthe testimony of Jesus Christ, [even] to all that he saw. 3 aBlessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and Iheed the things which are written in it; bfor the time is near.

[1] IOr signified aJn 17:8; Rv 5:7 bRv 22:6 cDn 2:28f; Rv 1:19 dRv 17:1; 19:9f; 21:9; 22:16 eRv 1:4, 9; 22:8
[2] aRv 1:9; 6:9; 12:17; 20:4 b1Co 1:6; Rv 12:17
[3] IOr keep aLk 11:28; Rv 22:7 bRo 13:11; Rv 3:11; 22:7, 10, 12

Message to the Seven Churches

4aJohn to bthe seven churches that are in cAsia: dGrace to you and peace, from eHim who is and who was and who Iis to come, and from fthe seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, athe faithful witness, the bfirstborn of the dead, and the cruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who dloves us and released us from our sins Iby His blood6 and He has made us [to be] a akingdom, apriests to IbHis God and Fathercto Him [be] the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7 aBEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and bevery eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will cmourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.

[4] IOr is coming aRv 1:1, 9; 22:8 bRv 1:11, 20 cAc 2:9 dRo 1:7 eRv 1:8, 17; 4:8; 16:5 fIs 11:2; Rv 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 8:2
[5] IOr in aRv 3:14; 19:11 b1Co 15:20; Col 1:18 cRv 17:14; 19:16 dRo 8:37
[6] IOr God and His Father aRv 5:10; 20:6 bRo 15:6 cRo 11:36
[7] aDn 7:13; 1Th 4:17 bZc 12:10-14; Jn 19:37 cLk 23:28

8“I am athe Alpha and the Omega,” says the bLord God, cwho is and who was and who Iis to come, the Almighty.”

[8] IOr is coming aIs 41:4; Rv 21:6; 22:13 bRv 4:8; 11:17 cRv 1:4

The Patmos Vision

9aI, John, your bbrother and cfellow partaker in the tribulation and dkingdom and Ieperseverance [which are] in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos fbecause of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 I was Iain the Spirit on bthe Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice clike [the sound] of a trumpet, 11 saying, aWrite in a Ibook what you see, and send [it] to the bseven churches: to cEphesus and to dSmyrna and to ePergamum and to fThyatira and to gSardis and to hPhiladelphia and to iLaodicea.”

[9] IOr steadfastness aRv 1:1 bAc 1:15 cMt 20:23; Ac 14:22; 2Co 1:7; Php 4:14 d2Ti 2:12; Rv 1:6 e2Th 3:5; Rv 3:10 fRv 1:2
[10] IOr in spirit aMt 22:43; Rv 4:2; 17:3; 21:10 bAc 20:7 cRv 4:1
[11] IOr scroll aRv 1:2, 19 bRv 1:4, 20 cRv 2:1 dRv 2:8 eRv 2:12 fAc 16:14; Rv 2:18, 24 gRv 3:1, 4 hRv 3:7 iCol 2:1; Rv 3:14

12 ¶ Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw aseven golden lampstands; 13 and ain the middle of the lampstands [I saw] one blike Ia son of man, cclothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and dgirded across His chest with a golden sash. 14 His head and His ahair were white like white wool, like snow; and bHis eyes were like a flame of fire. 15 His afeet [were] like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His bvoice [was] like the sound of many waters. 16 In His right hand He held aseven stars, and out of His mouth came a bsharp two-edged sword; and His cface was like dthe sun Ishining in its strength.

[12] aEx 25:37; 37:23; Zc 4:2; Rv 1:20; 2:1
[13] IOr the Son of Man aRv 2:1 bEzk 1:26; Dn 7:13; 10:16; Rv 14:14 cDn 10:5 dRv 15:6
[14] aDn 7:9 bDn 7:9; 10:6; Rv 2:18; 19:12
[15] aEzk 1:7; Dn 10:6; Rv 2:18 bEzk 1:24; 43:2; Rv 14:2; 19:6
[16] ILit shines aRv 1:20; 2:1; 3:1 bIs 49:2; He 4:12; Rv 2:12, 16; 19:15 cMt 17:2; Rv 10:1 dJg 5:31

17 ¶ When I saw Him, I afell at His feet like a dead man. And He bplaced His right hand on me, saying, cDo not be afraid; dI am the first and the last, 18 and the aliving One; and I Ibwas dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have cthe keys of death and of Hades. 19 Therefore awrite bthe things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place cafter these things. 20 As for the amystery of the bseven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the cseven golden lampstands: the bseven stars are the angels of dthe seven churches, and the seven elampstands are the seven churches.

[17] aDn 8:17; 10:9, 10, 15 bDn 8:18; 10:10, 12 cMt 14:27; 17:7 dIs 41:4; 44:6; 48:12; Rv 2:8; 22:13
[18] ILit became aLk 24:5; Rv 4:9f bRo 6:9; Rv 2:8; 10:6; 15:7 cJb 38:17; Mt 11:23; 16:19; Rv 9:1; 20:1
[19] aRv 1:11 bRv 1:12-16 cRv 4:1
[20] aRo 11:25 bRv 1:16; 2:1; 3:1 cEx 25:37; 37:23; Zc 4:2; Rv 1:12; 2:1 dRv 1:4, 11 eMt 5:14f


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1 ¶ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John: 2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 3 Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand.

[1] Ps 25:14; Dn 2:28; 8:16; 9:21, 23; Am 3:7; Jn 3:32; 8:26; 12:49; 15:15; Ro 16:25; Ga 1:12; Ep 3:3; 2P 3:8; Rv 1:3, 4, 9, 19; 4:1; 21:2; 22:6, 10, 16.
[2] Jn 1:32; 3:11; 12:17; 19:35; 21:24; Ac 4:20; 22:15; 26:16; 1Co 1:6; 2:1; 1Jn 1:1; 4:14; 5:7; 3Jn 1:12; Rv 1:9, 19; 6:9; 12:11, 17.
[3] Pv 8:34; Dn 12:12; Lk 11:28; Ro 13:11; Jm 5:8; 1P 4:7; 2P 3:8; Rv 22:6, 7, 10, 12, 20.

John writeth his revelation to the seven Churches of Asia, signified by the seven golden candlesticks.

4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5 And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

[4] Ex 3:14; Ps 90:2; 102:25; Is 41:4; 57:15; Mi 5:2; Zc 3:9; 4:10; 6:5; Jn 1:1; Ac 19:10; Ro 1:7; 1Co 1:3; 12:4; 2Co 1:2; He 1:10; 13:8; Jm 1:17; 1P 1:1, 2; Rv 1:1, 8, 11, 20; 2:1, 8, 12, 18; 3:1, 7, 14; 4:5; 5:6.
[5] Dt 7:8; 23:5; Ps 72:11; 89:27, 36; Pv 8:15; Is 55:4; Dn 2:2; 7:14; Zc 13:1; Mt 28:18; Jn 3:11, 32; 8:14; 13:1, 8, 34; 15:9; 18:37; Ac 20:28; 26:23; Ro 8:37; 1Co 6:11; 15:20; Ga 2:20; Ep 1:20; 2:4; 5:2, 25; Col 1:18; 1Ti 6:13, 15; He 9:14; 1P 1:19; 1Jn 1:7; 4:10; 5:7; Rv 3:14; 7:14; 11:15; 17:14; 19:16.
[6] Ex 19:6; Ps 72:18; Is 61:6; Dn 4:34; Mt 6:13; Jn 5:23; Ro 12:1; Php 2:11; 1Ti 6:16; He 13:21; 1P 2:5; 4:11; 5:11; 2P 3:18; Jde 1:25; Rv 4:11; 5:10, 12; 20:6.

The coming of Christ.

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. 9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send [it] unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. 12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

[7] Nu 24:17; Jg 5:31; Jb 19:26; 33:26; Ps 22:16; 68:1; 97:2; Is 19:1; Dn 7:13; Na 1:3; Zc 12:10; Mt 24:30; 26:64; Mk 13:26; 14:62; Lk 21:27; 23:28; Jn 19:34, 37; Ac 1:9; 1Th 1:10; 4:17; He 6:6; 10:29; 1Jn 3:2; Jde 1:14; Rv 6:15; 14:14; 18:15, 20; 19:1; 22:4, 20.
[8] Gn 17:1; 28:3; 35:11; 43:14; 48:3; 49:25; Ex 6:3; Nu 24:4; Is 9:6; 41:4; 43:10; 44:6; 48:12; 2Co 6:18; Rv 1:4, 11, 17; 2:8; 4:8; 11:17; 16:14; 19:15; 21:6, 22; 22:13.
[9] Jn 16:33; Ac 14:22; Ro 2:7; 5:3; 8:17, 25; 1Co 4:9; Php 1:7; 4:14; 2Th 1:4; 3:5; 2Ti 1:8; 2:3; He 10:36; Jm 5:7; Rv 1:2, 4; 2:9; 3:10; 6:9; 7:14; 11:7; 12:11, 17; 13:10; 14:12; 19:10.
[10] Mt 22:43; Jn 20:19, 26; Ac 10:10; 20:7; 1Co 16:2; 2Co 12:2; Rv 4:1, 2; 10:3; 17:3; 21:10.
[11] Dt 31:19; Is 30:8; Jr 30:2; Hab 2:2; Ac 18:19, 24; 19:1; 20:17; 1Co 15:32; 16:8; Ep 1:1; Col 4:15; 1Ti 1:3; Rv 1:4, 8, 17, 19; 2:1, 8, 12, 18; 3:1, 7, 14; 10:4; 14:13; 19:9; 21:5.
[12] Ex 25:37; Ezk 43:5; Mi 6:9; Zc 4:2; Rv 1:13, 20; 2:1.
[13] Ex 28:6; 39:5; Lv 8:7; Is 11:5; Ezk 1:26; Dn 7:9, 13; 10:5, 16; Php 2:7; He 2:14; 4:15; Rv 14:14; 15:6.

His glorious power and majesty.

14 His head and [his] hairs [were] white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes [were] as a flame of fire; 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength. 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18 I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

[14] Dn 7:9; 10:6; Mt 28:3; Rv 2:18; 19:12.
[15] Ps 93:4; Is 17:13; Ezk 1:7; 40:3; 43:2; Dn 10:6; Rv 2:18; 14:2; 19:6.
[16] Jb 38:7; Is 11:4; 24:23; 49:2; 60:19; Dn 8:10; 12:3; Mal 4:2; Ac 26:13; Ep 6:17; He 4:12; Rv 1:20; 2:1, 12, 16; 3:1; 10:1; 12:1; 19:15, 21.
[17] Gn 15:1; Ex 14:13; 20:20; Is 41:4, 10; 44:6; 48:12; Ezk 1:28; Dn 8:18; 10:8, 10, 12, 17; Hab 3:16; Mt 17:2; 28:4; Mk 16:5; Lk 24:37; Jn 13:23; 21:20; Rv 1:8, 11; 2:8; 22:13.
[18] Jb 19:25; Ps 18:46; 68:20; Is 22:22; Mt 16:19; Jn 14:19; Ro 6:9; 14:8; 2Co 5:14; 13:4; Ga 2:20; Col 3:3; He 1:3; 7:16, 25; 12:2; Rv 3:7; 4:9; 5:14; 9:1; 20:1, 14.
[19] Rv 1:11, 12; 2:1; 4:1.
[20] Zc 4:2; Mal 2:7; Mt 5:15; 13:11; Lk 8:10; Php 2:15; 1Ti 3:14; Rv 1:12, 13, 16; 2:1, 8, 12, 18; 3:1, 7, 14.


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