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Revelation 1 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:1 - The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants[fn] the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant[fn] John,

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:2 - who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:3 - Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:4 - John to the seven churches that 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 throne,

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:5 - and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:6 - and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:7 - Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail[fn] on account of him. Even so. Amen.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:8 - “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:9 - I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:10 - I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:11 - saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:12 - Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands,

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:13 - and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:14 - The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire,

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:15 - his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:16 - In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:17 - When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last,

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:18 - and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:19 - Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:20 - As for the mystery of the seven stars that 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 are the seven churches.
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