JOHN THE DIVINE*
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1 John, having related from and by Whom he received this Revelation. 3 And how blessed those are who read and keep the same. 4 Wishes grace and peace to the seven congregations in Asia, from God, from the seven spirits and from Jesus Christ, Whose Person, benefits and coming to judgment (wherein this Book is to end) he describes more in detail. 9 After that he comes to the revelation itself, and declares his name, and where he was when this revelation was made unto him. 11 And sets down the voice of Him, Who gave him charge to write this. 12 Then he relates the first vision of the seven golden candlesticks. 13 And of the Person of Christ, in a very glorious position. 17 Relates how greatly he was terrified at this vision, and how Christ revived him. 19 And charged him to write. 20 Together with a declaration what is to be understood by the seven stars and candlesticks.
THE 1Revelation of Jesus Christ, which 2God gave unto 3him, 4to shew unto his servants 5things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
6Who bare record 7of the word of God, and of 8the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
Blessedais he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: forb9the time is at hand.
John 10to the seven churches 11which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, 12from him whichc is, and which was, and which is to come; and from 13the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
And from Jesus Christ, whod is 14the faithful witness, and thee 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 15inf his own blood,
And hath made us 16kingsg and priestsh unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Behold, hei17cometh with clouds; and 18every eye shall see him, and they also whichj19pierced him: and 20all kindreds of the earth shall wail because 21of him. 22Even so, Amen.
Ik am 23Alpha and Omega, 24the beginning and the ending, saith 25the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
26I 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 27Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
I was 28inl the Spirit on 29the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, 30as of a trumpet,
Saying, 31I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in 32a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto 33Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
And I turned to see 34the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw 35seven golden candlesticks;
And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto 36them Son of man, clothed with 37a garment down to the foot, andn38girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
His head and his hairs were 39whiteo like wool, as white as snow; andp40his eyes were as a flame of fire;
And his feet like unto 41fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice asq the sound 42of many waters.
And he had 43in his right hand 44seven stars: and out of his mouth went ar45sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was 46as the sun shineth in his strength.
And when I saw him, I 47fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; Is48am the first and the last:
I am 49he that liveth,t and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; andu have 50the keys of hell and of death.
Write 51the things which thou hast seen, and 52the things which are, and 53the things which shall be hereafter;
The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars 54are 55thev angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.