Greeting to the Seven Churches

Revelation 1

4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from Him g who is and h who was and who is to come, i and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,

5 and from Jesus Christ, j the faithful k witness, the l firstborn from the dead, and m the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him n who 1 loved us o and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has p made us 2 kings and priests to His God and Father, q to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, He is coming with r clouds, and every eye will see Him, even s they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

8 t "I am the Alpha and the Omega, 3 the Beginning and the End," says the 4 Lord, u "who is and who was and who is to come, the v Almighty."

  1. Cross References
    Ephesians 6:24
    Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
  2. Cross References
    1 Timothy 6:4
    He is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions.
    1 Timothy 6:20
    O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge -
  3. Cross References
    Romans 7:12
    Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.
    Romans 7:16
    If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good.
  4. Cross References
    1 Timothy 6:15
    Which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
  5. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 9:17
    For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a stewardship.
  6. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 15:10
    But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
  7. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 7:25
    Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy.
  8. Cross References
    Colossians 1:25
    Of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God.
  9. Cross References
    Acts 8:3
    As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.
    1 Corinthians 15:9
    For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
  10. Cross References
    John 4:21
    Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.
  11. Cross References
    Romans 5:20
    Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.
    1 Corinthians 3:10
    According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.
    2 Corinthians 4:15
    For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
    Galatians 1:13 - 16
    For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.
  12. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 1:3
    Remembering without ceasing your work of faith,...
    1 Timothy 2:15
    Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing ...
    1 Timothy 4:12
    Let no one despise your youth, but be an exampl...
    1 Timothy 6:11
    But you, O man of God, flee these things and pu...
    2 Timothy 1:13
    Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you ...
    2 Timothy 2:22
    Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousn...
    Titus 2:2
    That the older men be sober, reverent, temperat...
  13. Cross References
    1 Timothy 3:1
    This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.
    1 Timothy 4:9
    This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance.
    2 Timothy 2:11
    This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him.
    Titus 3:8
    This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
  14. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:5
    But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
    Isaiah 61:1
    The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
    Hosea 6:1 - 3
    Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
    Matthew 1:21
    "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."
    Matthew 9:13
    "But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 10:16
    The LORD is King forever and ever; The nations have perished out of His land.
  16. Cross References
    Romans 1:23
    And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man - and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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