5 And from Jesus Christ, who
is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the
prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed
us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings
and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
7 Behold, he cometh with
clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
8 I am Alpha and Omega,the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was,and which is to come, the Almighty.
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation,
and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle
that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the
testimony of Jesus Christ.
10 I was in the Spirit on the
Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
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11 Saying, I am Alpha and
Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a
book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto
Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and
unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
12 And I turned to see the
voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden
13 And in the midst of the
seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a
garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden
14 His head and his hairs
were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame
15 And his feet like unto
fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the
sound of many waters.
16 And he had in his right
hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword:
and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
17 And when I saw him, I fell
at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto
me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
18 I am he that liveth,
and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen;
and have the keys of hell and of death.
19 Write the things
which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the
things which shall be hereafter;
20 The mystery of the
seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the
seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven
candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
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