Revelation 1:1-11

Rotherham(i) 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to point out unto his servants the things which must needs come to pass with speed,––and he shewed them by signs, sending through his messenger, unto his servant John; 2 who bare witness as to the word of God, and the witness of Jesus Christ,––whatsoever things he saw.
3 Happy! he that readeth, and they who hear, the words of the prophecy, and keep the things, therein, written; for, the season, is, near. 4 John, unto the Seven Assemblies which are in Asia, Favour 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 Ruler of the Kings of the Earth. Unto him that loveth us, and loosed us out of our sins with his blood,–– 6 and he hath made us [to be] a kingdom––priests unto his God and Father, Unto him, be the glory, and the dominion, unto the ages. Amen. 7 Lo! he cometh with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, such also as pierced him; and all the tribes of the land shall smite themselves for him. Yea! Amen. 8 I, am, the A, and, the Z, saith the Lord,––the, God who Is, and who Was, and who is Coming, The Almighty.
9 I, John, your brother, and partaker with you in the tribulation and kingdom and endurance in Jesus, came to be in the isle that is called Patmos, because of the word of God, and the witness of Jesus. 10 I came to be, in Spirit, in the Lord’s Day, and heard, behind me, a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying––What thou seest, write in a scroll, and send unto the Seven Assemblies,––unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamum,––and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia,––and unto Laodicea.