OF ST JOHN THE DIVINE
Christ chooses some as kings and priests unto God—Christ shall come again—John sees the Risen Lord.
of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his cservants
things which must dshortly
come to pass; and he sent and signified it
by his eangel
unto his servant John:
Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
he that breadeth
, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the ctime is
JOHN to the aseven
churches which are in Asia: Grace be
unto you, and peace, from him which bis
, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven cSpirits
which are before his throne;
And from Jesus Christ, who is
the faithful witness, and
begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and bwashed
us from our sins in his own cblood
Behold, he acometh
with clouds; and every eye shall bsee
him, and they also
which pierced him: and all ckindreds
of the earth shall dwail
because of him. Even so, Amen.
I am aAlpha
and Omega, the bbeginning
and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the cAlmighty
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and apatience
of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
I was in the Spirit on the aLord
, and heard behind me a great cvoice
, as of a trumpet,
Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the afirst
and the last: and, What thou seest, bwrite
in a book, and send it
unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto cThyatira
, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto dLaodicea
And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden acandlesticks
And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one
like unto the aSon
of man, bclothed
with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
His head and his
white like wool, as white as snow; and his aeyes were
as a flame of bfire
And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his avoice
as the sound of many waters.
And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged asword
: and his bcountenance was
as the csun
shineth in his strength.
And when I asaw
him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven astars
are the bangels
of the seven churches: and the seven ccandlesticks
which thou sawest are the seven churches.