Revised Geneva Translation
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to his servants things which must shortly be done; which he sent and showed by his angel to his servant John;
2 Who bore record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
3 Blessed is he who reads, and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein; for the time is at hand.
4 John, To the seven Churches which are in Asia: Grace be with you, and peace, from Him Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne;
5 and from Jesus Christ, Who is that faithful witness and that first begotten of the dead and that Prince of the Kings of the earth. To Him - who loved us and washed us from our sins in His blood
6 and made us kings and priests to God, even His Father - to Him, I say, be glory and dominion forevermore! Amen.
7 Behold, He comes with clouds. And every eye shall see Him (indeed, even those who pierced Him through). And all kindreds of the earth shall wail before Him. Even so, Amen.
8 “I am Alpha and Omega; the beginning and the ending,” says the Lord, Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come; even the Almighty.
9 I, John, even your brother and companion in tribulation - and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ - was on the Isle called Patmos for the word of God and for the witnessing of Jesus Christ.
10 And I was ravished in the Spirit on the Lord’s day and heard behind me a great voice, as if it had been of a trumpet,
11 Saying, “I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. And write that which you see in a book and send it to the seven Churches which are in Asia; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
12 Then I turned back to see the voice that spoke with me. And when I had turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks,
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks, one like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet, and His chest wrapped with a golden girdle.
14 His head and hairs were white as white wool, and as snow. And His eyes were as a flame of fire,
15 And His feet were like fine brass, burning as in a furnace. And His voice as the sound of many waters.
16 And He had in His right hand seven stars. And out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword. And His face shone as the sun shines in His strength.
17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. Then He laid His right hand upon me, saying to me, “Fear not. I am the first and the last.
18 And I am alive, but I was dead. And behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of hell and of death.
19 “Write these things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall come hereafter.
20 “The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand - and the seven golden candlesticks - is this: ‘The seven stars are the angels of the seven Churches. And the seven candlesticks which you saw are the seven Churches.