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Who has testified to and vouched for all that he saw [[a]in his visions], the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Blessed (happy, [b]to be envied) is the man who reads aloud [in the assemblies] the word of this prophecy; and blessed (happy, [c]to be envied) are those who hear [it read] and who keep themselves true to the things which are written in it [heeding them and laying them to heart], for the time [for them to be fulfilled] is near.

John to the seven assemblies (churches) that are in Asia: May grace (God’s unmerited favor) be granted to you and spiritual peace ([d]the peace of Christ’s kingdom) from Him Who is and Who was and Who is to come, and from the seven Spirits [[e]the sevenfold Holy Spirit] before His throne,(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 1:2 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament.
  2. Revelation 1:3 Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon of the Greek New Testament.
  3. Revelation 1:3 Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon of the Greek New Testament.
  4. Revelation 1:4 G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
  5. Revelation 1:4 Richard of St. Victor, cited by Richard Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament.

who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God(A) and the testimony of Jesus Christ.(B) Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it,(C) because the time is near.(D)

Greetings and Doxology

John,

To the seven churches(E) in the province of Asia:

Grace and peace to you(F) from him who is, and who was, and who is to come,(G) and from the seven spirits[a](H) before his throne,

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 1:4 That is, the sevenfold Spirit

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