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

  • Cheryl Stewart
    God's gift to man(Revealed)to us .I have open my eyes to see.Thank you Lord Jesus Christ.l want to be prepared for the Lord's Day.with understanding and be one of his children and be there to witness.
  • BSP
    Verse 10 says that the fulfillment of this book takes place in the "Lord's day" and all the signs point to the time in which we are now living.
  • Florence
    What are 144 000 elders found in revelation
  • Lavern Bailey
    This book is also one of my well read book and i love it.He also say blessed are those that read and keep these things in memories of what he warned us .also he warned us not to add are take from his words are else he would add the plagues and if we take anything he will take away our part from the book of life .i also love how he make everything that he told us he made very transparent (clear) .
  • Susan
    Yes that is true. It's an amazing book about the love of God and how he will triumph over evil and save and redeem the faithful in the end. Interesting though is that most has already come to pass as it says these things are at hand and will happen quickly. Dire encouragement for Christians enduring horrific persecution.
  • Sihlobosenkosi
    A book that proceeds from the throne of God. He gives it to Jesus. Jesus is the central figure of this book. He holds the candle sticks on his hands and holds the keys of hades and death. Jesus is in charge of His church and those that die have assurance of Resurrection. This is an open book that should be understood because it reveals Jesus and His love