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The Bible in the standard translation


The Revelation of John, chapter 1


Foreword: 1.1-3

Rev 1,1Revelation of Jesus Christ that God gave him to show his servants what must soon be done; and he showed it to his servant John through his angel whom he sent.Rev 1,2He testified to the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ: everything that he saw.Rev 1,3Blessed is he who reads these prophetic words and who listens to them and who keeps what is written; because the time is at hand..

Introduction by letter: 1.4-8

Rev 1.4John to the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throneRev 1.5and of Jesus Christ; he is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. He loves us and has redeemed us from our sins through his blood;Rev 1.6he made us kings and priests before God his Father. To him be the glory and power for all eternity. Amen.Rev 1: 7Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye will see him, including all who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will lament and lament because of him. Yes, amen.Rev 1.8I am the Alpha and the Omega, says God, the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the ruler over all creation..

The letters to the seven congregations: 1.9 - 3.22


The commissioning of John

Rev 1.9I, your brother John, who is besieged like you, who shares with you in the kingdom and stands steadfast with you in Jesus, I was on the island of Patmos for the sake of the word of God and the testimony for Jesus.Rev 1:10On the Lord's day, I was seized by the Spirit and heard a voice behind me, loud as a trumpet.Rev 1:11She said: Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamon, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.Rev 1:12So I turned around to see who was talking to me. When I turned around I saw seven golden candlesticksRev 1:13and in the midst of the candlesticks one who looked like a man; he was dressed in a robe that came down to his feet, and he wore a belt of gold around his chest.Rev 1:14His head and hair were white as white wool, brilliant white as snow, and his eyes like flames of fire;Rev 1:15his legs shone like gold ore glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the rush of water.Rev 1:16In his right hand he held seven stars and from his mouth came a sharp, double-edged sword and his face shone like the powerfully shining sun.Rev 1:17When I saw him, I fell down as if dead at his feet. But he put his right hand on me and said: Do not be afraid! I am the first and the lastRev 1:18and the living one. I was dead, but now I live forever and I have the keys to death and the underworld.Rev 1:19Write down what you saw: what is and what will happen afterwards.Rev 1:20The mysterious meaning of the seven stars that you saw on my right hand and the seven golden candlesticks is: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches and the seven candlesticks are the seven churches.