CLV(i) 1 The Unveiling of Jesus Christ, which God gives to Him, to show to His slaves what must occur swiftly; and He signifies it, dispatching through His messenger to His slave John, 2 who testifies to the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, whatever he perceived." 3 Happy is he who is reading and those who are hearing the word of the prophecy, and who are keeping that which is written in it, for the era is near." 4 John, to the seven ecclesias which are in the province of Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him Who is and Who was and Who is coming, and from the seven spirits which are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the Faithful Witness, the Firstborn of the dead, and the Suzerain of the kings of the earth. To Him Who is loving us and looses us from our sins by His blood" 6 and makes us a kingdom and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and might for the eons of the eons! Amen!" 7 Lo! He is coming with clouds, and every eye shall be seeing Him-those, also, who stab Him-and all the tribes of the land shall be grieving over Him. Yea! Amen!" 8 I am the Alpha and the Omega,is saying the Lord God, Who is and Who was and Who is coming, the Almighty." 9 I, John, your brother and joint participant in the affliction and kingdom and endurance in Jesus Christ, came to be in the island called Patmos, because of the word of God, and because of the testimony of Jesus Christ." 10 I came to be, in spirit, in the Lord's day, and I hear behind me a voice, loud as a trumpet, 11 saying, "What you are observing write into a scroll and send it to the seven ecclesias: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea." 12 And I turn about to look for the voice which spoke with me. And, turning about, I perceived seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like a son of mankind, dressed in a garment reaching to the feet, and girded about at the breasts with a golden girdle." 14 Now His head and hair are white as white wool, as snow, and His eyes as a flame of fire, 15 and His feet like white bronze, as fired in a furnace, and His voice is as the sound of many waters." 16 And He has in His right hand seven stars, and out of His mouth a sharp two-edged blade is issuing, and His countenance is as the sun appearing in its power." 17 And when I perceived Him, I fall at His feet as dead. And He places His right hand on me, saying, "Do not fear! I am the First and the Last, 18 and the Living One: and I became dead, and lo! living am I for the eons of the eons. (Amen!) And I have the keys of death and of the unseen." 19 Write then, what you perceived, and what they are, and what is about to be occurring after these things:" 20 the secret of the seven stars which you perceived in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands. The seven stars are messengers of the seven ecclesias, and the seven lampstands are seven ecclesias."