The Patmos Vision

(A)I, John, your (B)brother and (C)fellow participant in the tribulation and (D)kingdom and [a](E)perseverance in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos (F)because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 I was (G)in the [b]Spirit on (H)the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice (I)like the sound of a trumpet, 11 saying, “(J)Write [c]on a scroll what you see, and send it to the (K)seven churches: to (L)Ephesus, (M)Smyrna, (N)Pergamum, (O)Thyatira, (P)Sardis, (Q)Philadelphia, and (R)Laodicea.”

12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And after turning I saw (S)seven golden lampstands; 13 and (T)in the middle of the lampstands I saw one (U)like [d]a son of man, (V)clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and (W)wrapped around the chest with a golden sash. 14 His head and His (X)hair were white like white wool, like snow; and (Y)His eyes were like a flame of fire. 15 His (Z)feet were like [e]burnished bronze when it has been heated to a glow in a furnace, and His (AA)voice was like the sound of many waters. 16 In His right hand He held (AB)seven stars, and out of His mouth came a (AC)sharp two-edged sword; and His (AD)face was like (AE)the sun [f]shining in its strength.

17 When I saw Him, I (AF)fell at His feet like a dead man. And He (AG)placed His right hand on me, saying, (AH)Do not be afraid; (AI)I am the first and the last, 18 and the (AJ)living One; and I [g](AK)was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have (AL)the keys of death and of Hades.

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  1. Revelation 1:9 Or steadfastness
  2. Revelation 1:10 Or spirit
  3. Revelation 1:11 Or in a book
  4. Revelation 1:13 Or the Son of Man
  5. Revelation 1:15 Or fine brass
  6. Revelation 1:16 Lit shines
  7. Revelation 1:18 Lit became

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