Behold, he cometh with (A)clouds, and every [a]eye shall see him: yea, even they which pierced him through: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail before him, Even so, Amen.

[b]I (B)am [c]Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, Which is, and Which was, and Which is to come, even the Almighty.

[d]I John even your brother and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the [e]Isle called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the witnessing of Jesus Christ.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 1:7 All men.
  2. Revelation 1:8 A confirmation of the salutation aforegoing, taken from the words of God himself: in which he avoucheth his operation in every single creature, the immutable eternity that is in himself, and his omnipotence in all things: and concludeth in the unity of his own essence, that Trinity of persons, which was before spoken of.
  3. Revelation 1:8 I am he before whom there is nothing, yea, by whom everything that is made, was made and shall remain though all they should perish.
  4. Revelation 1:9 The narration opening the way to the declaring of the authority and calling of Saint John the Evangelist in this singular Revelation, and to procure faith, and credit unto this prophecy. This is the second part of this Chapter consisting of a proposition and an exposition. The proposition showeth, first who was called unto this Revelation, in what place, and how occupied, verse 9. Then at what time and by what means, namely, by the spirit and the word, and that on the Lord’s day, which day ever since the resurrection of Christ, was consecrated for Christians unto the religion of the Sabbath: that is to say, to be a day of rest, verse 10. Thirdly, who is the author that calleth him, and what is the sum of his calling.
  5. Revelation 1:9 Patmos is one of the isles of Sporas whither John was banished as some write.

“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”[a](A)
    and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;(B)
    and all peoples on earth “will mourn(C) because of him.”[b]
So shall it be! Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,”(D) says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come,(E) the Almighty.”(F)

John’s Vision of Christ

I, John,(G) your brother and companion in the suffering(H) and kingdom(I) and patient endurance(J) that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God(K) and the testimony of Jesus.(L)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 1:7 Daniel 7:13
  2. Revelation 1:7 Zech. 12:10

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