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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.

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