Revelation 1:1 The Reuelacyon of Iesus Christe which God gaue vnto hym, for to shew vnto his seruauntes thinges whiche muste shortely come to passe. And he sent and shewed by hys angel vnto hys seruaunt Iohn Revelation 1:2 whiche bare recorde of the word of God, and of the testimonye of Iesus Christe, and of all thynges that he sawe. Revelation 1:3 Happye is he that readeth, and they that heare the wordes of the prophecye, and kepe those thynges which are wrytten therein. For the tyme is at hande.
John writeth his revelation to the seven Churches of Asia, signified by the seven golden candlesticks.
Revelation 1:4 Iohn to the .vij. congregacyons in Asia. Grace be wyth you and peace, from hym which is, and whiche was, and whiche is to come, & from the .vij. spyrites which are present before hys throne, Revelation 1:5 and from Iesus Christ, whiche is a faythfull wytnes, and fyrst begotten of the dead, and Lorde ouer the kynges of the earth. Vnto him, that loued vs and washed vs from synnes in his owne bloude, Revelation 1:6 & made vs kinges and priestes vnto God his father: be glorye and dominyon for euer more. Amen.
The coming of Christ.
Revelation 1:7 Behold he commeth wyth cloudes, and al eyes shal se him: and they also whiche persed hym. And all kynredes of þe earth shal waile. Euen so. Amen: Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the begynnynge and the endynge, sayeth the Lorde almyghty, whiche is, which was, and whiche is to come. Revelation 1:9 I Iohn your brother and companyon in trybulacyon, and in the kyngdome and pacyence whiche is in Iesu Christe, was in the yle of Pathmos for the worde of God, and for þe wytnessynge of Iesu Christe Revelation 1:10 I was in the spirite on a sondaye, and hearde behynde me a great voyce, as it had bene of a trompe, Revelation 1:11 saiynge. I am Alpha and Omega, the fyrst and the laste. That thou seest wryte in a boke, and sende it vnto the congregacyons which are in Asia, vnto Ephesus, and vnto Smyrna, & vnto Pergamos, and vnto Sardis, & vnto Phyladelphia, and vnto Laodicia. Revelation 1:12 And I turned backe to se the voyce þt spake to me. And when I was turned, I sawe .vij. golden candelstickes, Revelation 1:13 and in the myddes of þe candelstickes, one lyke vnto the sonne of man clothed wyth a lynnen garment doune to the grounde, and gyrde aboute the pappes with a golden gyrdle.
His glorious power and majesty.
Revelation 1:14 Hys heade and hys heares were whyte, as whyte woul and as snowe: & hys eyes were as a flamme of fyre: Revelation 1:15 & hys fete lyke vnto brasse, as thoughe they brent in a fornace: & his voice as the sound of many waters. Revelation 1:16 And he had in hys ryghthande .vij. starres. And out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sweard. And hys face shone euen as þe sonne in hys strength. Revelation 1:17 And when I sawe hym, I fell at hys fete, euen as dead. And he layde hys ryght hande vpon me, saiynge vnto me: feare not, I am þe fyrste, and the laste, Revelation 1:18 and am alyue, and was dead. And beholde I am alyue for euer more and haue the kayes of hell, & of death. Revelation 1:19 Write therfore the thynges, whiche thou hast sene, & the thynges whiche are, & the thynges which shalbe fulfylled here after: Revelation 1:20 and the misery of the .vij. starres which thou sawest in my right hande, and the .vij. golden candelstickes. The .vij. starres are the messengers of the .vij. congregacions: And the .vij. candelstyckes which thou sawest are the .vij. congregacyons.