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How fortunate is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and those who hear and keep what has been written in it—for the time is near.

John,

To Messiah’s seven communities in Asia:[a]

Grace to you and shalom from Him who is and who was and who is to come, as well as from the seven spirits who are before His throne, and from Messiah Yeshua, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 1:4 The Roman province of Asia, in the western part of Asia Minor (now part of Turkey).

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,(A) because the time is near.(B)

Greetings and Doxology

John,

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

Grace and peace to you(D) from him who is, and who was, and who is to come,(E) and from the seven spirits[a](F) before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness,(G) the firstborn from the dead,(H) and the ruler of the kings of the earth.(I)

To him who loves us(J) and has freed us from our sins by his blood,(K)

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Footnotes

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

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