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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View 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.
View 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.
Chaz serverant of lord jesus's comment on 2013-06-05 17:15:29:
in revelation our lord says "i am alpha and omega the beginning and the end" and at the end of revelation it is revealed that lord jesus is "the word of god".. Jhon 1:1 says "in the beginning was the word, and the word was with god, AND THE WORD WAS GOD". so ultimately LORD JESUS IS GOD and has announced in the beginning of revelation that HE HAS THE KEYS TO DEATH AND HELL. in all Lord JESUS IS GOD. THE FATHER. THE SON. AND HOLY SPIRIT. IN ONE.
Jennine DuPree's comment on 2012-12-30 17:41:35:
I believe in the supreme almighty God, the one and only, there’s none other like him. Even Yeshua said don't call me good for there is none that is good but God the Father. I've mourned in the spirit like the prophets of old, I did it. Daniel10, Ezekiel 1, 2, 3 and 4th chapter tell of walking a closer walk with God. Even the angels fear to walk. When a person sees the glory of our Lord, like Saul/Paul, he/she will never be the same; like me and others would like. God Bless.
Antoni Nicolas's comment on 2011-03-09 05:42:56:
Yes "Alpha and the Omega" refers to the Almighty God. The reason being is that Almighty is always a term that God is being addressed , whereas Jesus is
mentioned as a mighty God but never the Almighty.
The term also appears in Rev. 21:6, the last part of verse 7 reads " I will be his God and he will be my son" (NASV 2008).Jesus always refers to his followers as "BROTHERS" whereas God refers to the followers of Jesus as his SONS. So the term Alpha and Omega in verse 21:6 also applies to God. It is therefore logical that in verse 22:13 the term also must be applied to God.
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