1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to his servants the things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent his angel to make it known to his servant John:
1:2 Who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw.
1:3 Blessed is he who reads, and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and heed those things which are written in it: for the time is at hand.
1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be to 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;
1:5 And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, and the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and freed us from our sins by his own blood,
1:6 And has made us a kingdom, and priests to his God and Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
1:7 Behold, he comes with the clouds; and every eye shall see him, even those who pierced him: and all families of the earth shall mourn because of him. Even so, Amen.
1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, [the beginning and the end,] says the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
1:9 I, John, your brother and companion in the tribulation, and kingdom, and endurance which are ours in Jesus [Christ], was on the island that is called Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus [Christ].
1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
1:11 Saying, [I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last:] What you see, write in a book, and send it to the seven churches [which are in Asia]: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamum, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
1:12 And I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me. And having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands;
1:13 And in the midst of the seven lampstands, one like a Son of man, clothed with a garment down to his feet, and around his breast a golden girdle.
1:14 His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were like a flame of fire;
1:15 And his feet like burnished bronze, as if they glowed in a furnace; and his voice like the sound of many waters.
1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword: and his face was like the sun shining at full strength.
1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as if dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying to me, Do not fear; I am the first and the last,
1:18 The one who lives; I was dead, and, behold, I am alive forevermore, and possess the keys of death and of Hades.
1:19 Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
2:1 To the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands;
2:2 I know your works, and your labour, and your patience, and how you cannot bear those who are evil, and how you have tested those who say they are apostles, and are not, and have found them to be liars;
2:3 And how you have persevered, and have endured for my name's sake, and have not grown weary.
2:4 Yet I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
2:5 Remember the height from which you have fallen, and repent, and do the works you did at first; or else I will come to you, and will remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
2:6 But this you have in your favour, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
2:7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him who overcomes I will give the right to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
2:8 And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These are the words of him who is the first and the last, who was dead, and came to life;
2:9 I know your tribulation and your poverty, (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
2:10 Do not fear any of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life.
2:11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.
2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write; These are the words of him who has the sharp sword with two edges;
2:13 I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is: and that you hold fast to my name, and have not denied my faith, even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells.
2:14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, that they might eat things sacrificed to idols, and commit sexual immorality.
2:15 In the same way you also have those who hold to the teachings of the Nicolaitans.
2:16 Therefore repent; or else I will come to you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no man knows except him who receives it.
2:18 And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These are the words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bonze;
2:19 I know your works, and your love, and faith, and service, and perseverance, and that your recent works are greater than those you did at first.
2:20 Nevertheless, I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and teaches and beguiles my servants to commit sexual immorality, and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
2:21 And I gave her time to repent; but she refuses to repent of her immorality.
2:22 Behold, I will cast her upon a bed of anguish, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.
2:23 And I will strike her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he who searches minds and hearts: and I will give to every one of you as your deeds deserve.
2:24 But I say to you, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not hold to this teaching, and who have not known the depths of Satan, as they call them; I will put upon you no other burden;
2:25 Only that you hold fast to what you have, until I come.
2:26 And he who overcomes, and does my will to the end, to him I will give authority over the nations;
2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as when the vessels of a potter are broken to pieces: just as I received authority from my Father.
2:28 And I will give him the morning star.
2:29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
3:1 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write; These are the words of him who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.
3:2 Awake, and strengthen those things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect in the sight of God.
3:3 Therefore, remember what you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If you will not awaken, I will come like a thief, and you shall not know at what hour I will come upon you.
3:4 Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
3:5 He who overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white garments; and I will not blot his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
3:6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These are the words of he who is holy, he who is true, he who has the key of David, he who opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens;
3:8 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: I know you have but little strength, yet you have kept my word, and have not denied my name.
3:9 Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews, and are not, but lie; behold, I will make them to come and bow down before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
3:10 Because you have kept my word to patiently endure, I will keep you from the hour of trial, which shall come upon all the world, to test those who live upon the earth.
3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold fast to that which you have, that no man may take your crown.
3:12 He who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall never go out of it: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will also write upon him my new name.
3:13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
3:14 And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
3:15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I wish that you were either cold or hot.
3:16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.
3:17 For you say, I am rich, and have grown wealthy, and have need of nothing; but you do not know that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.
3:18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white clothing, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness may not appear; and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: therefore be zealous, and repent.
3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will eat with him, and he with me.
3:21 To him who overcomes I will grant the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame, and sat down with my Father on his throne.
3:22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.
4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
4:3 And he who sat there appeared like jasper and carnelian: and there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance.
4:4 And surrounding the throne were twenty-four thrones: and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments; and upon their heads they had crowns of gold.
4:5 And out of the throne came flashes of lightning and peals of thunder: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal: and in the center, around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind.
4:7 And the first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.
4:8 And the four living creatures each had six wings, covered with eyes around and within: and day and night they never stop saying, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.
4:9 And when those living creatures give glory and honour and thanks to him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,
4:10 The twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
4:11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for you have created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.
5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll, with writing inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.
5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the scroll, and to break its seals?
5:3 And no man in heaven, or on earth, or under the earth, was able to open the scroll, or to look into it.
5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the scroll, or to look into it.
5:5 Then one of the elders said to me, Do not weep: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so he can open the scroll and its seven seals.
5:6 And then I beheld between the throne and the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing as if it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
5:7 And he came and took the scroll out of the right hand of him who sat upon the throne.
5:8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb; each one had a harp, and they had golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
5:9 And they sang a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll, and to break its seals: for you were slain, and by your blood have purchased men for God out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;
5:10 And have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God: and they shall reign upon the earth.
5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands upon thousands;
5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
5:13 And I heard every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be to him who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb forever and ever.
5:14 And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the elders fell down and worshipped [him who lives for ever and ever].
6:1 Then I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as with a voice of thunder, Come.
6:2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse: and he who sat upon it had a bow; and a crown was given to him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
6:3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, Come.
6:4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him who sat upon it to take peace from the earth, that men should slay one another: and there was given to him a great sword.
6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, Come [and see]. And I beheld, and lo, a black horse; and he who sat upon it had a pair of scales in his hand.
6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not hurt the oil and the wine.
6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, Come.
6:8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse: and the name of him who sat upon it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with plague, and with the wild beasts of the earth.
6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they maintained:
6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, must it be before you judge those who live on the earth, and avenge our blood?
6:11 And white robes were given to every one of them; and it was said to them, that they should rest yet for a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, should be completed.
6:12 And I beheld, and, lo, when he had opened the sixth seal, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
6:13 And the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts down its unripe figs, when it is shaken by a mighty wind.
6:14 And the sky vanished, as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.
6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave, and every free man, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains;
6:16 And they called to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
6:17 For the great day of his wrath has come; and who shall be able to stand?
7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom had been given power to hurt the earth and the sea,
7:3 Saying, Do not hurt the earth, or the sea, or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.
7:4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed: and there were sealed a hundred and forty-four thousand from all the tribes of the sons of Israel.
7:5 From the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. From the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. From the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
7:6 From the tribe of Asher were sealed twelve thousand. From the tribe of Naphtali were sealed twelve thousand. From the tribe of Manasseh were sealed twelve thousand.
7:7 From the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. From the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. From the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
7:8 From the tribe of Zebulun were sealed twelve thousand. From the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. From the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, from all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands;
7:10 And cried out with a loud voice, saying, Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb.
7:11 And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.
7:13 And one of the elders addressed me, saying, Who are these who are arrayed in white robes? and from where did they come?
7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
7:15 Therefore, they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he who sits on the throne shall spread his tabernacle over them.
7:16 They shall hunger no more, nor shall they thirst any more; nor shall the sun beat upon them, nor shall any scorching heat.
7:17 For the Lamb who is at the center of the throne shall be their shepherd, and shall lead them to the springs of the waters of life: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.