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Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes (nations) of the earth will mourn over Him [realizing their sin and guilt, and anticipating the coming wrath]. [a]So it is to be. Amen.(A)

“I am the [b]Alpha and the Omega [the Beginning and the End],” says the Lord God, “Who is [existing forever] and Who was [continually existing in the past] and Who is to come, the Almighty [the Omnipotent, the Ruler of all].”(B)

The Patmos Vision

I, John, your brother and companion in the [c]tribulation and kingdom and patient endurance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos, [exiled there] because of [my preaching of] the word of God [regarding eternal salvation] and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 1:7 Lit Yes, amen.
  2. Revelation 1:8 An expression of God’s absolute supremacy over all things.
  3. Revelation 1:9 I.e. persecution because of one’s faith.

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