A A A A A
Bible Book List

Revelation 1:1-9New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Introduction and Salutation

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants[a] what must soon take place; he made[b] it known by sending his angel to his servant[c] John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and who keep what is written in it; for the time is near.

John to the seven churches that are in Asia:

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and freed[d] us from our sins by his blood, and made[e] us to be a kingdom, priests serving[f] his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Look! He is coming with the clouds;
    every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him;
    and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.

So it is to be. Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

A Vision of Christ

I, John, your brother who share with you in Jesus the persecution and the kingdom and the patient endurance, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.[g]

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 1:1 Gk slaves
  2. Revelation 1:1 Gk and he made
  3. Revelation 1:1 Gk slave
  4. Revelation 1:5 Other ancient authorities read washed
  5. Revelation 1:6 Gk and he made
  6. Revelation 1:6 Gk priests to
  7. Revelation 1:9 Or testimony to Jesus
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Bible Gateway Recommends

The C.S. Lewis Bible, NRSV
The C.S. Lewis Bible, NRSV
Retail: $37.99
Our Price: $20.49Save: $17.50 (46%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
  Back

1 of 1

You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more

Viewing of
Cross references
Footnotes