This chapter is a general preface to the whole book, and contains, I. An inscription, declaring the original and the design of it, Rev. 1:1, 2. II. The apostolic benediction pronounced on all those who shall pay a due regard to the contents of this book, Rev. 1:3-8. III. A glorious vision or appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ to the apostle John, when he delivered to him this revelation, Rev. 1:9-20.