The Patmos Vision
9 aI, John, your bbrother and cfellow partaker in the tribulation and dkingdom and 1eperseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos fbecause of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
10 I was 1ain 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 1book 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.”
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 1a 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 1shining in its strength.
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 1bwas 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.