who testified to the word of God and to the testimony[a] of Jesus Christ,(A) whatever he saw.[b] Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy,(B) and blessed are those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep[c] what is written in it, because the time is near.

John: To the seven churches in Asia. Grace and peace(C) to you from[d] the one who is, who was, and who is to come,(D) and from the seven spirits[e](E) before his throne,

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Footnotes

  1. 1:2 Or witness
  2. 1:2 Or as many as he saw
  3. 1:3 Or follow, or obey
  4. 1:4 Other mss add God
  5. 1:4 Or the sevenfold Spirit

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