1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants, what must happen soon. He sent his angel to make it known to his servant John,
2 who bore witness about everything he saw regarding the word of God and of the testimony of Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed is the one who reads, and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things that are written in it, for the time is near.
to the seven churches that are in the province of Asia:
Grace and peace to you, from him who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven spirits that are before his throne,
5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood,
6 and he has constituted us to be a kingdom, as priests serving his God and Father; to him be glory and power forever and ever. Amen.
7 Look! He is coming with the clouds; and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. Yes, this is what will be! Amen.
8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
9 I, John, your brother and partner with you in persecution, kingdom and patience that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a great voice like a trumpet
11 saying, "What you see, write on a scroll and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."
12 I turned to see whose voice was talking to me. After turning, I saw seven golden lampstands,
13 and in the middle of the lampstands was one like the Son of Man. He was clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, with a golden sash around his chest.
14 His head and hair were white as wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were like a flame of fire.
15 His feet were like polished bronze, refined in a furnace; and his voice like the roar of many waters.
16 He had in his right hand seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face shone like the sun at its brightest.
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. He laid his right hand on me, saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
18 the Living One. I was dead, but see, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and Hades.
19 Write therefore what you have seen, what is, and what is yet to take place after these things.
20 This is the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are for seven churches."
DASV: Revelation 2
1 "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:
These things says the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the middle of the seven golden lampstands.
2 I know your works, your toil and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have scrutinized those who claim to be apostles but are not, and you have found them to be false.
3 I also realize that you have endured patiently and suffered for my name's sake, and have not grown weary.
4 But I have this against you: you have left your first love.
5 Remember therefore where you have fallen from. Repent and do the works you did at first. But if not I will come to you and remove your lampstand out from its place, unless you repent.
6 But this you have in your favor, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 The one who has an ear needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will allow him to eat from the tree of life that is in the Paradise of God."
8 "And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write:
These things says the first and the last,
the one who was dead and came back to life.
9 I know your troubles and your poverty (but you are rich). I am aware of the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
10 Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. The devil is about to throw some of you into prison, so that you may be tested and you will have trouble for ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life.
11 The one who has an ear needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt by the second death."
12 "And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write:
These things says he who has the sharp two-edged sword.
13 I know where you live, it is where Satan's throne is, yet you are holding tight to my name, and did not deny your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan lives.
14 But I have a few things against you: You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put up a stumbling block in front of the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.
15 Similarly you also have some who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
16 Repent therefore. If not, I will come to you quickly and I will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.
17 The one who has an ear needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone will be written a new name, that no one knows except the one who receives it."
18 "And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write:
These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire and feet like polished bronze.
19 I know your works--your love, faith, your service and patience. I am aware that your last works are greater than the first.
20 But I have this against you: you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. She teaches and seduces my servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.
21 I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.
22 Look, I am throwing her into bed, and those who commit adultery with her will suffer greatly, unless they repent of her deeds.
23 I will put her children to death, and all the churches will know that I am the one who searches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your works.
24 But I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not followed the so called "deep things of Satan," I do not put on you any other burden.
25 Just hold on to what you have until I come.
26 The one who is victorious, and continues in my works to the end, to that one I will give authority over the nations.
27 He will rule them with a rod of iron, like clay pots they will be shattered. Just as I also have received from my Father,
28 I will give them the morning star.
29 The one who has ears needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
DASV: Revelation 3
1 "And to the angel of the church in Sardis write:
These things says he who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.
2 Wake up, and strengthen what remains which is about ready to die, for I have not found your works complete before my God.
3 Remember therefore what you have received and heard; and hold it tight and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come against you.
4 But you have a few names in Sardis who have not defiled their garments. They will walk with me in white because they are worthy.
5 The one who is victorious will be clothed like them in white garments; and I will not blot his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.
6 The one who has ears needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
These things says the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens.
8 I know your works. Look, I have set before you an open door, which no one can shut. You have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
9 Look, I will make those from the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews but are not, but lie, come and bow down at your feet, and they will know that I have loved you.
10 Because you kept my word of patient endurance, I also will keep you from the hour of trial, that is coming on the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
11 I am coming quickly. Hold tight to what you have, so that no one may take your crown.
12 The one who is victorious, I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never have to leave and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God--the new Jerusalem, that is coming down out of heaven from my God--and also my own new name.
13 The one who has ears needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
14 "And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.
15 I know your works, that you are neither cold or hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot.
16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot or cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
17 Because you claim, 'I am rich, I have acquired riches and I need nothing.' Yet you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.
18 I advise you to buy gold refined by fire from me, so that you may in fact become rich. Buy white garments so that you may dress yourself, and so that the shame of your nakedness will not be exposed, and buy salve to put on your eyes, so that you may see.
19 Those whom I love, I correct and discipline. So be eager and repent.
20 Look, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will have dinner with him, and he with me.
21 The one who is victorious, I will give permission to sit down with me on my throne, as I also was victorious, and sat down with my Father on his throne.
22 The one who has ears needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
DASV: Revelation 4
1 After these things I looked and there was a door opened in heaven, and the first voice that I heard, like a trumpet speaking with me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must come to pass after these things."
2 Instantly I was in the Spirit, and there was a throne in heaven, and one sitting on the throne.
3 The one who was sitting on it looked like jasper and carnelian, and there was a rainbow around the throne that looked like an emerald.
4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones. I saw twenty-four elders sitting on the thrones, dressed in white robes, and on their heads were crowns of gold.
5 Out of the throne lightning flashed and thunder rumbled. There were seven flaming torches before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.
6 Before the throne, there was something like a sea of glass that looked like crystal. In the center around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes both in the front and back.
7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second creature like an ox, the third creature had a human face, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.
8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings full of eyes all around and within. They never rest day or night, saying, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come."
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne, to him who lives forever and ever,
10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive the glory, honor, and power; for you created all things, and because of your will they exist and were created."
DASV: Revelation 5
1 Now I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne, a scroll written on the front and back, sealed with seven seals.
2 Then I saw a mighty angel announcing with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and to break its seals?"
3 But no one in the heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look in it.
4 So I wept bitterly, because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look in it.
5 Then one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping. Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has been victorious. He can open the scroll and its seven seals."
6 Then I saw in between the throne and the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slaughtered. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
7 He came and took it out of the right hand of the one sitting on the throne.
8 When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
9 They sang a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slaughtered and with your blood you purchased for God people from every tribe and language, people and nation.
10 You made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign on the earth."
11 Then I looked and heard a voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; they numbered ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands,
12 saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered to receive power and riches, and wisdom, and might and honor, and glory, and blessing."
13 Then I heard every created thing in the heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, and everything in them, saying, "To the one seated on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, forever and ever."
14 Then the four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshipped.
DASV: Revelation 6
1 Then I watched as the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice of thunder, "Come."
2 So I looked, and there was a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him and he rode out as a conqueror to conquer.
3 When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come."
4 Another horse, bright red came out, and to him who sat on it was granted permission to take peace from the earth, so that they would slaughter one another, and he was given a great sword.
5 When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come." Then I looked, a black horse and he who sat on it had a balance scale in his hand.
6 Then I heard something like a voice from the middle of the four living creatures say, "A quart of wheat for a day's wage, and three quarts of barley for a day's wage, but do not harm the olive oil and the wine."
7 When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come."
8 Then I looked, a pale green horse was there, and he who sat on it, was named Death; and Hades followed behind him. They were given authority over a fourth of the earth to kill with sword, famine, plague, and by the wild animals of the earth.
9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they had.
10 They cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, before you judge and avenge our blood on those who live on the earth?"
11 Each of them was given a white robe. They were told that they should rest a little longer, until the full number would be reached of their fellow servants and their brothers, who were about to be killed just like they were.
12 I looked when he opened the sixth seal, there was a great earthquake. The sun became as black as goat hair sackcloth, and the full moon became blood red,
13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth like a fig tree dropping its unripe figs when it is shaken by a strong wind.
14 The sky receded like a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved from their places.
15 Then the kings of the earth, important people, commanders, the rich and powerful, and every slave and free person, hid themselves in the caves and rocks of the mountains.
16 They called to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us, and hide us from the face of the one sitting on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,
17 for the great day of their wrath is come, and who is able to survive it?"
DASV: Revelation 7
1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree.
2 Then I saw another angel ascend from where the sun rises, having the seal of the living God. He called with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to harm the earth and the sea,
3 saying, "Do not harm the earth, or the sea, or the trees, until we have put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God."
4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed, 144,000. They were sealed from every tribe of the children of Israel.
9 After these things I looked, and there was a huge crowd that no one could number, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
10 Then they cried out with a loud voice, "Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."
11 All the angels who were standing around the throne, and around the elders and the four living creatures, fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God,
12 saying, "Amen, praise and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God, forever and ever. Amen."
13 Then one of the elders asked me, "These dressed in white robes, who are they and where did they come from?"
14 I replied, "My lord, you know." He answered, "These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 Therefore they are before the throne of God; and they serve him day and night in his temple. And he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.
16 They will never be hungry or thirsty anymore; neither will the sun beat down on them, or any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb who is in the middle of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of living water and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
DASV: Revelation 8
1 When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about a half an hour.
2 Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.
3 Now another angel having a golden censer came and stood at the altar, and a sizeable amount of incense was given to him, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar that is before the throne.
4 The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel's hand.
5 Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire from the altar, and threw it down upon the earth. There followed crashes of thunder, rumblings, lightning, and an earthquake.
6 The seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to blow them.
7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and hail and fire came mixed with blood, and they were thrown down upon the earth resulting in a third of the earth being burnt up, and the third part of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8 The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.
9 A third of the creatures living in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
10 The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
11 The name of the star was called Wormwood. A third of the waters became bitter [that is, wormwood]; and many men died from the water because it had become bitter poison.
12 The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars; so that a third of them was darkened, and a third of the day did not have light, and the night was darkened the same way.
13 Then I looked and I heard an eagle flying overhead, saying with a loud voice, "Woe, woe, woe, for those who live on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet from the three final angels who are yet to blow their trumpets."