Other Translations - Revelation
I am John, and I am your brother [in Christ]. We are together in Jesus, and
we share these things: suffering, the kingdom, and patient endurance. I was on
the island of Patmos because I was faithful to God's message and to the truth
10 On the Lord's day the Spirit took control of me. I heard a loud voice
behind me. It sounded like a trumpet.
11 The voice said, "Write in a book all these things you see, and send it to
the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis,
Philadelphia, and Laodicea."
12 I turned to see who was talking to me. When I turned, I saw seven golden
13 I saw someone among the lampstands who was "like a Son of Man." He was
dressed in a long robe. He had a golden sash (belt) tied around his chest.
14 His head and hair were white like wool--wool that is white as snow. His
eyes were like flames of fire.
15 His feet were like brass that glows hot in a furnace. His voice was like
the noise of flooding water.
16 He held seven stars in his right hand. A sharp two-edged sword came out of
his mouth. He looked like the sun shining at its brightest time.
17 When I saw him, I fell down at his feet like a dead man. He put his right
hand on me and said, "Don't be afraid! I am the First and the Last.
18 I am the One who lives. I was dead, but look: I am alive forever and ever!
And I hold the keys of death and Hades. (ERV)
I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and
perseverance which 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 loud voice
like the sound of a trumpet,
11 saying, "Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches:
to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to
Philadelphia and to Laodicea."
12 And I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I
saw seven golden lampstands;
13 and in the middle of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed in a robe
reaching to the feet, and girded across His breast with a golden girdle.
14 And His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes
were like a flame of fire;
15 and His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been caused to glow in
a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.
16 And in His right hand He held seven stars; and out of His mouth came a sharp
two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.
17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as a dead man. And He laid His right
hand upon me, saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
18 and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I
have the keys of death and of Hades. (ASV)
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the
kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for
the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as
of a trumpet,
11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest,
write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto
Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis,
and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw
seven golden candlesticks;
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man,
clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes
were as a flame of fire;
15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his
voice as the sound of many waters.
16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp
twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand
upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore,
Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (KJV)