Revelation 1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him; to show to His bondmen what must take place quickly. And He signified having sent by His angel to His bondman John, 1:2 who testified the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, as much as indeed he saw. 1:3 Blessed is the one reading and the ones hearing the words of the prophecy and heeding the things being written in it; for the time is near. To the Seven Assemblies 1:4 John, to the seven assemblies — the ones in Asia. Favor to you and peace from the One being and the one Who was and the One coming; and from the seven spirits which are before His throne 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the trustworthy witness the first-born of the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To the One loving us and bathing us from our sins in His BLOOD 1:6 and made us a kingdom, priests to God and to the Father of Him; to Him be the glory and the might into the eons of the eons. Amen. 1:7 Behold, He comes with the clouds and every eye shall see Him even the ones which pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth shall lament over Him. Yes, amen. 1:8 I am even the Alpha and the Omega, beginning and end, says the Lord God, the being One and the One Who was and the One coming, the almighty.
John on the Island of Patmos 1:9 I, John, your brother and partner in the affliction and kingdom and endurance in Christ Jesus, came to be on the island being called Patmos, on account of the Word of God and on account of the testimony of Jesus Christ. 1:10 I became in spirit on the Lord’s day and I heard a great sound behind me, as a trumpet, 1:11 saying, What you see, write in a scroll and send forth to the seven assemblies, in Ephesus and in Smyrna and in Pergamos and in Thyatira and in Sardis and in Philadelphia and in Laodicea! 1:12 And there I turned to see the voice which spoke with me. And having turned I beheld seven golden lamp-stands; 1:13 and in the midst of the seven lamp-stands One likened to son of man, being clothed with a foot length robe and being girded to the breasts with a golden belt. 1:14 And His head and the hairs were white as wool as snow; and His eyes as a flame of fire; 1:15 and His feet were likened to fine brass, as in a furnace being with fire; and His voice was as a sound of many waters; 1:16 and having seven stars in His right hand; and from out of His mouth a sharp, double-edged broadsword going forth; and His appearance was as the sun shines in its power. 1:17 And when I beheld Him, I fell to His feet as dead. And He placed His right hand upon me, saying, Do not fear! I am the first and the last; 1:18 and the living One and I became dead and behold I am living into the eons of the eons. Amen. And I have the keys of death and of Hades. 1:19 Write then the things which you saw and the things which are and the things which are about to take place after these things! 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw upon My right and the seven golden lamp-stands. The seven stars are angels of the seven assemblies. And the seven lamp-stands which you saw are seven assemblies.