Revelation 1:8

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am the Alpha and the Omega, saith the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am the First and the Last, says the Lord God who is and was and is to come, the Ruler of all.
- Basic English Bible

I am the Alpha and the Omega, saith [the] Lord God, he who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
- Darby Bible

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
- Webster's Bible

I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, "He who is and was and evermore will be--the Ruler of all."
- Weymouth Bible

I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
- World English Bible

Yhe, Amen! Y am alpha and oo, the bigynnyng and the ende, seith the Lord God, that is, and that was, and that is to comynge, almyyti.
- Wycliffe Bible

`I am the Alpha and the Omega, beginning and end, saith the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is coming -- the Almighty.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 1:8


1:8 I am the Alpha and the Omega, saith the Lord God - Alpha is the first, Omega, the last, letter in the Greek alphabet. Let his enemies boast and rage ever so much in the intermediate time, yet the Lord God is both the Alpha, or beginning, and the Omega, or end, of all things. God is the beginning, as he is the Author and Creator of all things, and as he proposes, declares, and promises so great things: he is the end, as he brings all the things which are here revealed to a complete and glorious conclusion. Again, the beginning and end of a thing is in scripture styled the whole thing. Therefore God is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end; that is, one who is all things, and always the same.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 1:8


Re 1:8 I am the Alpha and Omega. The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet; hence "the beginning and the end". All begins with God and he closes the drama of earthly history.

Discussion for Revelation 1

  • Bruce
    Faith: If one could stop all these things you mentioned they still won't get into the kingdom. If They put a end to world hunger,all wars, all sickness, homelessness. They still have no hope.
    Only by The Blood of The Lamb is there a Way.Called:John 6:44, Cleansed:1John 19. Baptized with the Holy Ghost and Fire:Matthew 3:11. You will know:2Corinthians 5:17. Impossible not to know!
  • Joan Travick
    Notice in verse l, GOD reveals HIS plans of destruction to HIS servants, not to all. Before HE destroyed Sodom, HE revealed it to Abram (Abraham); before the birth of John the Baptist and Jesus, HE revealed it to Elizabeth and Mary. Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice and another they will not follow." HE has an unmistakable sound and quality to his voice. You can also see HIM when HE speaks.
  • Joan Travick
    Notice in verse 1: GOD reveals his plans to HIS servants, not to all. Before HE destroyed Sodom, He revealed to Abraham; before the birth of John the Baptist
  • Pastor. Shafiq Masih Gill
    Respected, Friends, greetings in the mighty name of JESUS. King James i like the most because this is authentic and translated with good English.
  • Joan Travick
    We are in the last days wherein GOD is revealing everyone for who and what they really are, especially those who profess to be Christians and are warming themselves at the enemies fire. If you claim to belong to Jesus Christ, and is always siding against GOD's word, you are deceiving yourself and not GOD. Jesus said, "If you have done it unto the least of these, ... you have done it unto me."
  • God's Girl
    Dear Faith Coke,
    Is it okay to have those things, or do we have to not have them to get into Heaven? I think you were meaning that you should not have anything above God, right?