Revelation 1:6-8 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
John’s greeting and ascription
4a John, to the seven Churches in Asia:
4b-6 Grace and peace be to you from him who is and who was and who is coming, from the seven Spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, first-born of the dead, and ruler of kings upon earth. To him who loves us and has set us free from our sins through his own blood, who has made us a kingdom of priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and power for timeless ages, amen.
7 See, he is coming in the clouds and every eye shall see him, even those who pierced him, and his coming will mean bitter sorrow to every tribe upon the earth. So let it be!
8 “I am Alpha and Omega, says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is coming, the Almighty.”