THE REVELATION OF S. JOHN THE DIVINE
Revelation, Chapter 1

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The first Chapter.

In order to show —forto shewe (Orig.)

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, in order to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass. And he sent and showed by his angel unto his servant John, which bore record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Happy is he that reads, and they that hear the words of the prophesy, and keep those things which are written therein. For the time is at hand.

The seven churches in Asia.

John to the seven congregations in Asia. Grace be with you and peace, from him which is and which was, and which is to come, and from the seven spirits which are present before his throne, and from Jesus Christ which is a faithful witness, and first begotten of the dead: and Lord over the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us and washed us from sins in his own blood, and made us kings and priests unto God his Father, be glory, and dominion for evermore. Amen. Behold he comes with clouds, and all eyes shall see him: and they also which pierced him. And all kindreds of the earth shall wail. Even so. Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord Almighty, which is and which was and which is to come.

Patmos.

Sunday

I John your brother and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience which is in Jesus Christ, was in the isle of Patmos for the word of God, and for the witnessing of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on a Sunday, and heard behind me, a great voice, as it had been of a trump saying: I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. That you see write in a book, and send it to the congregations which are in Asia, unto Ephesus and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamum, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

Seven golden candlesticks

Seven stars

And I turned back to see the voice that spoke to me. And when I was turned: I saw seven golden candlesticks, and in the midst of the candlesticks, one like unto the Son of man clothed with a linen garment down to the ground, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head, and his hairs were white, as white wool, and as snow: and his eyes were as a flame of fire: and his feet like unto brass, as though they burnt in a furnace: and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars. And out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword. And his face shone even as the sun in his strength.

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet, even as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying to me: fear not. I am the first, and the last, and am alive, and was dead. And behold I am alive for evermore, and have the keys of hell and of death. Write therefore the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be fulfilled hereafter: and the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the messengers of the seven congregations: And the seven candlesticks which you saw are the seven congregations.

 

 

THE REUELACION OF S. IOHN THE DIVINE

The first Chapter.

The reuelacion of Iesus Christe, which god gave vnto him, forto shewe vnto his servauntes thinges which muste shortly come to passe. And he sent and shewed by his angell vnto his servaunt Ihon, which bare recorde of the worde of god, and of the testimony of Iesus Christe, and of all thinges that he sawe. Happy is he that redith, and they that heare the wordes of the prophesy, and kepe thoo thinges which are written therin. For the tyme is at honde.

Ihon to the. vii. congregacions in Asia. Grace be with you and peace, from him which is and which was, and which is to come, and from the. vii. spretes which are present before his trone, and from Iesus Christ which is a faythfull witnes, and fyrst begotten of the deed: and Lorde over the kinges of the erth. Vnto him that loved vs and wesshed vs from synnes in his awne bloud, and made vs kinges and Prestes vnto God his father, be glory, and dominion for ever more. Amen. Beholde he commeth with cloudes, and all eyes shall se him: and they also which peersed him. And all kinredes of the erth shall wayle. Even so. Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the begynninge and the endinge, sayth the Lorde almyghty, which is and which was and which is to come.

I Ihon youre brother and companyon in tribulacion, and in the kyngdom and pacience which is in Iesu Christe, was in the yle of Pathmos for the worde of god, and for the witnessynge of Iesu Christe. I was in the sprete on a sondaye, and herde behynde me, a gret voyce, as it had bene of a trompe sayinge: I am Alpha and Omega, the fyrst and the laste. That thou seist write in a boke, and sende it vnto the congregacions which are in Asia, vnto Ephesus and vnto Smyrna, and vnto Pargamos, and vnto Thiatira, and vnto Sardis, and vnto Philadelphia, and vnto Laodicia.

And I turned backe to se the voyce that spake to me. And when I was turned: I sawe. vii. golden candelstyckes, and in the myddes of the candelstyckes, one lyke vnto the sonne of man clothed with a lynnen garment doune to the ground, and gyrd aboute the pappes with a golden gyrdle His heed, and his heares were whyte, as whyte woll, and as snowe: and his eyes were as a flame of fyre: and his fete lyke vnto brasse, as though they brent in a fornace: and his voyce as the sounde of many waters. And he had in his right honde vii. starres. And out of his mouth went a sharpe twoo edged swearde. And his face shone even as the sonne in his strength.

And when I sawe him, I fell at his fete, even as deed. And he layde hys ryght honde apon me, sayinge vnto me: feare not. I am the fyrst, and the laste, and am a lyve, and was deed. And beholde I am a lyve for ever more, and have the kayes of hell and of deeth. wryte therfore the thynges which thou haste sene, and the thynges which are, and the thynges which shalbe fulfylled here after: and the mystery of the vii. starres which thou sawest in my ryght honde, and the vii. golden candelstyckes. The vii. stares are the messengers of the vii. congregacions: And the vii. candlestyckes which thou sawest are the vii. congregacions.