Etheridge(i) 1 THE Revelation of Jeshu Meshiha, which Aloha gave unto him, to show unto his servants the things which must be done speedily; and which he made known, sending by his angel unto his servant Juhanon, 2 who attested the word of Aloha and the testimony of Jeshu Meshiha, and all which he beheld. 3 Blessed is he who readeth, and they who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those which are written therein; for the time hath approached. 4 Juhanon to the seven churches which are in Asia: grace to you and peace from him who is, and who was, and who cometh;[D'othe.] from the seven Spirits who are before his throne; 5 and from Jeshu Meshiha who is the faithful Witness, the First-born of the dead, and Head of the kings of the earth, who hath loved us, and released [Sharo, solvit.] us from our sins by his blood, 6 and hath made us a priestly kingdom [Malkutho koknoitho, regnum sacerdotale.] unto Aloha and his Father; to whom be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds, and all eyes shall see him, and they also who transfixed [Dadaqruhi.] him; and for him shall mourn all the tribes of the earth. Yes, Amen! 8 I am Olaph and Thau, saith Aloha the Lord, who is, and who was, and who cometh, the Omnipotent.[Lit. Achid kul, The holder or upholder of all. So throughout.] 9 I, Juhanon your brother, and your fellow-sharer in the affliction, and in the patience, which are in Jeshu Meshiha, was in the island which is called Pathamon, for the word of Aloha and for the testimony of Jeshu Meshiha. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day;[Yaumo moronoio.] and I heard behind me a great voice as a trumpet, saying, 11 What thou seest, write in a book; and send to the seven churches, at Ephesos, and at Smurna, and at Pergamos, and at Thiatira, and at Sardis, and at Philidaphia,[Thus spelt in the Syriac copies.] and at Laodikia. 12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me; and being turned, I saw seven candlesticks of gold. 13 And in the midst of the candlesticks (one) who was like the Son of man, clothed to the foot, and girded about his paps with a circlet of gold. 14 But his head and hair were white as wool, white as snow; and his eyes (were) as a flame of fire, 15 and his feet were like refined brass,* which flamed as in a furnace, and his voice as the voice of many waters. [* Nechosho Lebanonoio. The - of the Greek text.] 16 And he had in his right hand seven stars; and from his mouth a sharp sword of two edges went forth; and his countenance was as the sun shining in his strength. 17 And when I saw him I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid upon me his right hand, saying, Fear not: I am the First and the Last; 18 and who liveth and who have been dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever and ever. Amen! And I have the keys of death and of Sheul. 19 Write, then, what thou hast seen; and those which are, and those which are to be after them. 20 (This is) the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and of the seven candlesticks of gold: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven candlesticks are the seven churches.