12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw (A)seven golden lampstands; 13 and (B)in the middle of the lampstands I saw one (C)like [a]a son of man, (D)clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and (E)girded across His chest with a golden sash. 14 His head and His (F)hair were white like white wool, like snow; and (G)His eyes were like a flame of fire. 15 His (H)feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His (I)voice was like the sound of many waters. 16 In His right hand He held (J)seven stars, and out of His mouth came a (K)sharp two-edged sword; and His (L)face was like (M)the sun [b]shining in its strength.

17 When I saw Him, I (N)fell at His feet like a dead man. And He (O)placed His right hand on me, saying, (P)Do not be afraid; (Q)I am the first and the last, 18 and the (R)living One; and I [c](S)was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have (T)the keys of death and of Hades. 19 Therefore (U)write (V)the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place (W)after these things. 20 As for the (X)mystery of the (Y)seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the (Z)seven golden lampstands: the (AA)seven stars are the angels of (AB)the seven churches, and the seven (AC)lampstands are the seven churches.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 1:13 Or the Son of Man
  2. Revelation 1:16 Lit shines
  3. Revelation 1:18 Lit became

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