Revelation 1:1–8

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 1communicated 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 1heed the things which are written in it; bfor the time is near.

Message to the Seven Churches

4 aJohn to bthe seven churches that are in cAsia: dGrace to you and peace, from eHim who is and who was and who 1is 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 1by His blood—

6 and He has made us to be a akingdom, apriests to 1bHis God and Father—cto 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.

8 I am athe Alpha and the Omega,” says the bLord God, cwho is and who was and who 1is to come, the Almighty.”

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