1The Revelationof JesusChrist, whichGodgaveunto him, to shewuntohisservantsthings whichmustshortlycome to pass; andhesent andsignified it byhisangeluntohisservantJohn: 2Whobare recordof the wordof God, andof the testimonyof JesusChrist, andof all things thathe saw.
3Blessed is he that readeth, andthey that hearthe wordsof this prophecy, andkeepthose things which are writtentherein: forthe time is at hand.
4Johnto thesevenchurcheswhich are inAsia: Grace be unto you, andpeace, fromhim which is, andwhich was, andwhich is to come; andfromthesevenSpiritswhicharebeforehisthrone; 5AndfromJesusChrist, who is thefaithfulwitness, and the first begottenofthe dead, andthe princeof the kingsof the earth. Unto him that lovedus, andwashedusfromoursinsinhis ownblood, 6Andhath madeuskingsandpriestsunto GodandhisFather; to him be gloryanddominionforeverand ever. Amen. 7Behold, he comethwithclouds; andeveryeyeshall seehim, andthey also whichpiercedhim: andallkindredsof the earthshall wailbecause ofhim. Even so, Amen. 8IamAlphaandOmega, the beginningandthe ending, saiththe Lord, which is, andwhich was, andwhich is to come, the Almighty.
9IJohn, who also am yourbrother, andcompanionintribulation, andinthe kingdomandpatienceof JesusChrist, wasinthe islethat is calledPatmos, forthe wordof God, andforthe testimonyof JesusChrist. 10I wasinthe SpiritontheLord’sday, andheardbehindmeagreatvoice, asof a trumpet, 11Saying, IamAlphaandOmega, the firstandthe last: and, Whatthou seest, writeina book, andsend it unto thesevenchurcheswhich areinAsia; untoEphesus, anduntoSmyrna, anduntoPergamos, anduntoThyatira, anduntoSardis, anduntoPhiladelphia, anduntoLaodicea.
12AndI turnedto seethe voicethatspakewithme. Andbeing turned, I sawseven golden candlesticks; 13Andinthe midstof thesevencandlesticks one likeunto the Sonof man, clothedwith a garment down to the foot, andgirtaboutthe papswith agoldengirdle. 14Hisheadand his hairs were whitelikewool, aswhiteas snow; andhiseyes were asa flameof fire; 15Andhisfeetlikeunto fine brass, as ifthey burnedina furnace; andhisvoiceasthe soundofmanywaters. 16Andhe hadinhisright handsevenstars: andoutofhismouthwentasharptwoedgedsword: andhiscountenance was asthe sunshinethinhisstrength.
17AndwhenI sawhim, I fellathisfeetasdead. Andhe laidhisrighthanduponme, sayingunto me, Fearnot; Iamthe firstandthe last: 18 I am he that liveth, andwasdead; and, behold, I amaliveforevermore, Amen; andhavethe keysof hellandof death. 19Writethe things whichthou hast seen, andthe things whichare, andthe things whichshallbehereafter; 20The mysteryof thesevenstarswhichthou sawestinmyright hand, andthesevengoldencandlesticks. The sevenstarsarethe angelsof thesevenchurches: andthesevencandlestickswhichthou sawestarethesevenchurches.