I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, |
and I heard behind me a loud voice,
as of a trumpet, saying,
"I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the First and the Last," and,
"What you see, write in a book
and send it to the seven churches
which are in Asia:
to Philadelphia, and
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Scripture quote from NKJV.
Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. |
And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands,
and in the midst of the seven lampstands
One like the Son of Man,
clothed with a garment down to the feet
and girded about the chest with a golden band.
His head and hair were white like wool,
as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire;
His feet were like fine brass,
as if refined in a furnace,
and His voice as the sound of many waters;
He had in His right hand seven stars,
out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and
His countenance was like the sun
shining in its strength.
And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead.
But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me,
"Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.
I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold,
I am alive forevermore. Amen.
And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
Write the things which you have seen, and
the things which are, and
the things which will take place after this.
The mystery of the seven stars
which you saw in My right hand, and
the seven golden lampstands:
The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches,
and the seven lampstands which you saw
are the seven churches.