10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, [a]“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches[b]which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; 16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying [c]to me, “Do not be afraid;I am the First and the Last.18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold,I am alive forevermore. Amen. AndI have the keys of[d]Hades and of Death.19 [e]Write the things which you haveseen,and the things which are,and the things which will take place after this.20 The[f]mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars arethe[g]angels of the seven churches, andthe seven lampstands[h]which you saw are the seven churches.
Revelation 1:11NU, M omit “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and,
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