Revelation 1Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
1 The revelation[a] of [b] Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His slaves the things which must take-place quickly, and He signified[c], having sent-forth through His angel to His slave John, 2 who testified-to the word of God and[d] the testimony of Jesus Christ— to all that he saw. 3 Blessed is the one reading[e], and the ones hearing the words of this prophecy and keeping the things having been written in it, for the time is near.
4 John, to the seven churches in Asia: Grace to you and peace from the One Who is and Who was and Who is coming, and from the seven Spirits[f] that are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ— the Faithful Witness, the Firstborn of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth.
To the One loving us and having released[g] us from our sins by His blood— 6 and He made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father— to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever, amen. 7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him— even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth[h] will beat-their-breasts over Him. Yes! Amen!
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega”, says the Lord God, “the One Who is and Who was and Who is coming, the Almighty”.
I, John, Heard a Voice Say, Write What You See And Send It To The Seven Churches
9 I, John, your brother and co-partner in the affliction and kingdom and endurance in[i] Jesus, came-to-be on the island being called Patmos because of the word of God and[j] the testimony of Jesus. 10 I came-to-be in the Spirit[k] on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like [the sound] of a trumpet, 11 saying “Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches— to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamum, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea”. 12 And I turned to see the voice which was speaking with me.
I Saw One Like a Son of Man Amidst Seven Lampstands, Which Are Seven Churches
And having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands. 13 And in the midst of the lampstands I saw One resembling[l] a son[m] of man having been dressed-in a robe reaching-to-the-feet, and having been girded-with a golden belt at the breasts. 14 And His head and hair were white like white wool, like snow. And His eyes were like a flame of fire. 15 And His feet were resembling brass[n], like something having been refined[o] in a furnace. And His voice was like the sound of many waters. 16 And He was holding seven stars in His right hand. And a sharp double-edged sword was coming-out of His mouth. And His face[p] was like the sun shines in its power. 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as-though dead. And He placed His right hand upon me, saying “Do not be fearing. I am the First and the Last, 18 and the One living. And I became dead, and behold— I am living forever and ever. And I have the keys of death and Hades. 19 Therefore write the things which you saw, and[q] the things which are, and the things which are destined[r] to take place after these things. 20 As to the mystery of the seven stars which you saw upon My right hand and the seven golden lampstands— the seven stars are angels[s] of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are seven churches.
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