1 A revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him so that he could tell his servants what is now to take place very soon; he sent his angel to make it known to his servant John,
Rev 22:6 Rev 22:16 Dan 2:28-29 Rev 1:19 Eph 3:3 John 3:32 Rev 1:9
2 and John has borne witness to the Word of God and to the witness of Jesus Christ, everything that he saw.
1Cor 1:6 Rev 12:17 John 19:35 Rev 1:9 Rev 1:19 Rev 6:9 1John 1:1
3 Blessed is anyone who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed those who hear them, if they treasure the content, because the Time is near.
Luke 11:28 Rom 13:11 Rev 22:10 Rev 22:6-7 Prov 8:34 1Pet 4:7 Jas 5:8-9
4 John, to the seven churches of Asia: grace and peace to you from him who is, who was, and who is to come, from the seven spirits who are before his throne,
Isa 11:2 Rev 3:1 Rev 4:5 Rev 5:6 John 1:1 Zech 4:10 Heb 13:8
5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the First-born from the dead, the highest of earthly kings. He loves us and has washed away our sins with his blood,
Rev 17:14 Ps 89:27 Col 1:18 Rev 19:16 Rev 3:14 1John 1:7 1Pet 1:19
6 and made us a Kingdom of Priests to serve his God and Father; to him, then, be glory and power for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev 5:10 Rev 20:6 1Pet 2:5-9 Exod 19:6 1Pet 4:11 Isa 61:6 Jude 1:25
7 Look, he is coming on the clouds; everyone will see him, even those who pierced him, and all the races of the earth will mourn over him. Indeed this shall be so. Amen.
Zech 12:10 Matt 24:30 Dan 7:13 John 19:37 1Thess 1:10 1Thess 4:17 Jude 1:14
8 'I am the Alpha and the Omega,' says the Lord God, who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
Isa 44:6 Rev 22:13 Rev 21:6 Isa 41:4 Isa 43:10 Isa 48:12 Rev 1:4
9 I, John, your brother and partner in hardships, in the kingdom and in perseverance in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos on account of the Word of God and of witness to Jesus;
Acts 14:22 John 16:33 Phil 4:14 Rev 1:2 Rev 3:10 Rev 12:11 Rev 13:10
10 it was the Lord's Day and I was in ecstasy, and I heard a loud voice behind me, like the sound of a trumpet, saying,
Matt 22:43 Rev 4:1-2 Rev 17:3 Rev 21:10 Acts 20:7 2Cor 12:2-4 Acts 10:10-33
11 'Write down in a book all that you see, and send it to the seven churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.'
Col 4:15-16 Rev 1:4 Rev 3:1 Eph 1:1 Hab 2:2 Isa 30:8 Jer 30:2
12 I turned round to see who was speaking to me, and when I turned I saw seven golden lamp-stands
Zech 4:2 Exod 25:37 Rev 1:20-1 Rev 1:13 Ezek 43:5-6 Mic 6:9
13 and, in the middle of them, one like a Son of man, dressed in a long robe tied at the waist with a belt of gold.
Dan 7:13 Dan 10:5-6 Dan 10:16 Rev 14:14 Rev 15:6 Exod 28:6-8 Exod 39:5
14 His head and his hair were white with the whiteness of wool, like snow, his eyes like a burning flame,
Dan 7:9 Dan 10:6 Rev 2:18 Rev 19:12 Matt 28:3
15 his feet like burnished bronze when it has been refined in a furnace, and his voice like the sound of the ocean.
Ezek 43:2 Rev 14:2 Dan 10:6 Rev 2:18 Rev 19:6 Ezek 1:7 Ps 93:4
16 In his right hand he was holding seven stars, out of his mouth came a sharp sword, double-edged, and his face was like the sun shining with all its force.
Heb 4:12 Rev 2:16 Rev 2:12 Eph 6:17 Isa 49:2 Rev 19:15 Rev 19:21
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead, but he laid his right hand on me and said, 'Do not be afraid; it is I, the First and the Last; I am the Living One,
Isa 44:6 Rev 22:13 Dan 8:17-18 Isa 41:4 Isa 48:12 Dan 10:8-10 Rev 2:8
18 I was dead and look -- I am alive for ever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and of Hades.
Rom 6:9 Heb 7:25 Rom 14:8-9 Rev 4:9 Heb 7:16 Isa 22:22 Rev 3:7
19 Now write down all that you see of present happenings and what is still to come.
Rev 4:1-11 Rev 1:11-3
20 The secret of the seven stars you have seen in my right hand, and of the seven golden lamp-stands, is this: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lamp-stands are the seven churches themselves.'
Rev 2:1 Zech 4:2 Rev 1:16 Rev 3:1 Matt 5:14-16 1Tim 3:14-16 Rev 1:12-13