of St. John the Divine
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The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and made it known by his angel unto his servant John:
2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
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 set us free from our sins by his blood,
6 And hath made us a kingdom, and priests unto his God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
7 Behold, he cometh with the clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all tribes of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
8 I am Alpha and Omega, saith the Lord God, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
9 I John, your brother and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and the patient endurance which are in Jesus, was in the isle that is called Patmos, because of the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,
11 Saying, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamum, 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 lampstands;
13 And in the midst of the seven lampstands one like unto a son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
14 His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
15 And his feet like unto burnished bronze, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
16 And he held 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 its 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. I was dead, and, behold, I am alive for evermore, and have the keys of death and of hell.
19 Write therefore 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 lampstands is thus: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
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