Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy,(A) and blessed are those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep[a] what is written in it, because the time is near.

John: To the seven churches in Asia. Grace and peace(B) to you from[b] the one who is, who was, and who is to come,(C) and from the seven spirits[c](D) before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness,(E) the firstborn from the dead(F) and the ruler of the kings of the earth.(G)

To him who loves us and has set us free[d] from our sins by his blood,(H)

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Footnotes

  1. 1:3 Or follow, or obey
  2. 1:4 Other mss add God
  3. 1:4 Or the sevenfold Spirit
  4. 1:5 Other mss read has washed us

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