4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from i him j who is and k who was and who is to come, and from l the seven spirits who are before his throne,
5 and from Jesus Christ m the faithful witness, n the firstborn of the dead, and o the ruler of kings on earth. To p him who loves us and q has freed us from our sins by his blood 6 and made us r a kingdom, r priests to s his God and Father, to him be t glory and u dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, v he is coming with the clouds, and w every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail 1 on account of him. Even so. Amen.
8 x "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, y "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.