1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His servants; things
which must happen quickly. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant
2 who bears witness to the Word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw.
3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep
those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who
is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His
5 and from Jesus Christ, the Faithful Witness, the Firstborn out from the dead, and the Ruler over the kings of the earth; to Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,
6 and has made us kings and priests to God, even His Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced
Him. And all the tribes of the earth will wail because of Him. Even so, 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, both your brother and companion in the affliction and kingdom and patience
of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos because of the Word of God and
because of the testimony of Jesus Christ.
10 I came to be in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of
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 seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven
13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a
garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.
14 Moreover His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes
like a flame of fire;
15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of
16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword,
and His appearance was like the sun shining in its strength.
17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, Do not be terrified; I am the First and the Last.
18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I
have the keys of Hades and of Death.
19 Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which
will take place after these things.
20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden
lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven
lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.