King James VersionRevelation1


1 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 sig­ni­fied it 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 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. 9 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, 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 can­dle­sticks; 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 gir­dle. 14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 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.