The Revelation of John
1[1-8] This is the Revelation of Yeshua the Christ, which God gave to the Christ, to show to God’s people all the things which must soon happen; and who sent and signified it by God’s messenger to God’s worker John, who has told us the Word of God, and the truth of Yeshua the Christ, and of everything that he saw. Whoever reads it will be blessed, along with those who hear the message of this word which was given ahead of time, and keep what is written in it, because it’s time for it to be known. I, John, write to the seven churches of Asia: May God’s grace and peace be with you, from the One Who Is, and Who Was, and Is To Come; and from the seven spirits which are in front of the throne of God; And from Yeshua the Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the First Born of the dead, and the Ruler of the rulers of the earth. To the One who loved us, and washed us from our sins in Christ’s own blood, and has made us to be rulers and priests to Yahweh God, who Christ is from; May Your victory be known and and Your reign be forever and ever. So be it! When the Christ comes back in the clouds of the sky, everyone will see it, and those who killed the Christ: and all the families of the earth will cry when they see the Christ. It will happen in this very way! “I am the First Word and the Last Word, the beginning and the ending, said the Christ, Who Is, Who Was, and Who Is To Come, the Almighty God.”
[9-20] I John, who also am your friend and companion in troubles, and in the realm of God and in the patient waiting for Yeshua the Christ, was in the island of Patmos, being punished for telling the truth about the Word of God, and for telling the truth about Yeshua the Christ. I was in the Spirit on God’s day, when I heard behind me a loud voice, like the sound of a trumpet, saying, “I am the First Word and the Last Word, the beginning and the ending: Write what you see in a book, and send it to the seven Asian churches; to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” And when I turned to see the voice that spoke with me, I saw seven golden candle holders; And in the middle of the seven candle holders Some one like the Christ, clothed with a robe down to the foot, and with a golden belt around the chest. Whose head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow; and whose eyes shined like a flaming fire; And whose feet shown like fine brass, as if they were on fire; and whose voice sounded like a great rushing water; And who had seven stars in one hand: and out of whose mouth came something like a sharp two-edged sword: and whose appearance was like the sunshine in its full strength. And when I saw the Christ, I fell down as if I were dead. And the Christ, whose hand touched me, told me, “Don’t be afraid; I am the first and the last: I am the One who lives, and was dead; and I am alive forever, so be it; and now I have power over hell and death. Write everything you’ve seen, and all the things which are now, and the things which will happen later; I tell you the secret of the seven stars which you saw in my hand and the seven golden candle holders. The seven stars are the messengers of the seven churches: and the seven candle holders which you saw stand for the seven churches.
2[1-7] To the angel of the church of Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in one hand and who walks among the seven golden candle holders says to you: I know what you’ve done, your work, and your patience, and how you can’t stand those who are evil: how you’ve tested those who say they’re followers, but really aren’t, and you know they are liars: And what you’ve patiently gone through, and because of My Name have worked, and haven’t quit. But even so, I still have somewhat against you, because you’ve left your first love. So remember where you’ve come from, and change your evil ways, and do what you did at first; or else I’ll come to you suddenly, and will take your candle holder from out of its place, unless you change your evil ways. But you have hated the actions of the followers of Nicolas, which I also hate. Whoever will listen, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches; I will give those who overcome fruit to eat from the tree of life, which is in the middle of God’s Garden of Paradise.
[8-11] And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, which was dead, and is alive says this to you; I know what you’ve done, and your troubles, and your poverty, (but you’re really rich in spirit) and I know the disrespect of those who say they’re followers, but really aren’t, but are, the truth is, the followers of Satan. Don’t fear anything that you’ll suffer: the devil will put some of you in jail, so that you can be tested; and you’ll have a brief period of troubles: but be faithful, even to death, and I’ll give you a crown of life. Whoever will listen, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches; Whoever overcomes won’t be harmed by the second death.
[12-17] And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write: The One who has the sharp sword with two edges says this to you: I know what you’ve done, and where you live, even the very place where Satan reigns: and you still hold on to My Name, and haven’t denied My faith, even in the days that Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan reigns. But I still have a few things against you, because those who, like Balaam, who taught Balac to compromise the faith of the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed in false worship, and to act in sexual sin, so you also have those who practice what the followers of Nicolas do, which I hate. Change your evil ways; or else I’ll come to you suddenly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth, the Word of God. Whoever will listen, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To those who overcome, I’ll give some of the hidden the bread from heaven to eat, and will give them a white stone, with a new name written in it, which no one knows except whoever gets it.
[18-29] And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: This says the Child of God, whose eyes are like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like fine brass; I know what you’ve done, your love, service, faith, and patience, and all the little things you’ve done; and the last is more than the first. But even so, I still have a few things against you, because you let that woman like Jezebel, which calls herself a great preacher, to teach and to seduce my workers to sin sexually, and to eat things offered in false worship. And I gave her time to change the sinful way of unfaithfulness; but she didn’t change her ways. So I’ll put her, and those who sinned with her, into a bed of great troubles, unless they change the evil ways of their actions. And I’ll kill her children with death; and all the churches will know that I am the One who searches the mind and the heart: and I’ll give to everyone of you whatever you deserve. But I say to you, and to all the rest in Thyatira, whoever hasn’t accepted this teaching, and which hasn’t known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I’ll put on you no other problem. But what you already have, hold on to till I come. And whoever overcomes, and keeps on doing My work till the end, I’ll give them power over the nations just as I got of the One I am from: And they’ll rule them with a strong hand; and they’ll be broken to shivers like the jars of a potter. And I’ll give them the morning star. Whoever will listen, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
3[1-6] And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: The One who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars says this: I know what you’ve done, and that even though you have a name that’s alive, you’re dead. Be watchful, and strengthen those you have left, that are ready to die, because I haven’t found what you’ve done to be without fault before God. So remember how you’ve gotten and heard the Word, and hold on to it, and change your evil ways. And if you won’t watch, I’ll come on you like a thief, and you won’t know when I’ll come on you. You still have a few people left in Sardis which haven’t ruined the clothes they walk in; and they’ll walk with Me in white clothes because they’re worthy. Whoever overcomes will be clothed in white clothing; and I won’t take their name out of the Book of Life, but I’ll call their name before the One I am from, and before the angels. Whoever will listen, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
[7-13] And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: This said the One who is holy, the One who is true, the One who has the power of David, the One who opens what no one can shut; and shuts what no one can open; I know what you’ve done: I’ve given you an open door, which no one can shut, because you only have a little strength left, and have kept My Word, and haven’t denied My Name. I’ll make those who follow Satan, which say they’re My followers, but aren’t, and lie about it, to come and fall at your feet, and to know that I have loved you. You’ve kept the Word of My patience, ao I’ll also keep you from the time of temptation, which will come to the whole world, to test all those who still live on the earth. I’ll come suddenly, so hold tight what you have, so that no one can take your crown. Whoever overcomes I’ll make a leader in the place of worship of My God, and they won’t go out any more: and I’ll write on them the Name of My God, and the Name of the City of My God, which is New Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from My God: and I’ll write on them My New Name. Whoever will listen, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
[14-22] And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write: This said the Last Word, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know what you’ve done, and that you’re neither cold nor hot, but I wish you were either cold or hot. So then because you’re only lukewarm, and not cold or hot, I’ll spew you out of My mouth. You say, I am rich, and have lots of things, and don’t need anything; and don’t know that you’re a useless and miserable person, and poor, blind, and naked: I tell you to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, so that you can really be rich; and wear white clothing, that you can be covered, so that the shame of your nakedness doesn’t show; and anoint your eyes with medicine, so that you can see. Whoever I love, I judge and discipline: so be very careful, and change your evil ways. I stand at the door, knocking, to see if anyone hears My voice, and opens the door, then I’ll come in to them, and will eat with them, and they with Me. To those who overcome I’ll allow to sit with Me in My throne room, just as I also overcame, and am now sitting with the One I am from, in the throne room of Yahweh God. Whoever will listen, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.