Revelation 1:11

“Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and what thou seest, write in a booke, and send it vnto the seuen Churches which are in Asia, vnto Ephesus, and vnto Smyrna, and vnto Pergamos, and vnto Thyatira, and vnto Sardis, and Philadelphia, and vnto Laodicea.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

saying, "Write in a book what you see, and send {it} to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

saying, What thou seest, write in a book and send `it' to the seven churches: unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamum, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Saying, What you see, put in a book, and send it to the seven churches; to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamos and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.
- Basic English Bible

saying, What thou seest write in a book, and send to the seven assemblies: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
- Darby Bible

Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
- Webster's Bible

It said, "Write forthwith in a roll an account of what you see, and send it to the seven Churches--to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyateira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."
- Weymouth Bible

saying, "What you see, write in a book and send to the seven assemblies: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
- World English Bible

seiynge to me, Write thou in a book that thing that thou seest, and sende to the seuene chirchis that ben in Asie; to Ephesus, to Smyrma, and to Pergamus, and to Tiatira, and to Sardis, and to Filadelfia, and to Loadicia.
- Wycliffe Bible

`I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last;' and, `What thou dost see, write in a scroll, and send to the seven assemblies that [are] in Asia; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 1:11


1:11 Saying, What thou seest - And hearest. He both saw and heard. This command extends to the whole book. All the books of the New Testament were written by the will of God; but none were so expressly commanded to be written. In a book - So all the Revelation is but one book: nor did the letter to the angel of each church belong to him or his church only; but the whole book was sent to them all. To the churches - Hereafter named; and through them to all churches, in all ages and nations. To Ephesus - Mr. Thomas Smith, who in the year 1671 travelled through all these cities, observes, that from Ephesus to Smyrna is forty - six English miles; from Smyrna to Pergamos, sixty - four; from Pergamos to Thyatira, forty - eight; from Thyatira to Sardis, thirty - three; from Sardis to Philadelphia, twenty - seven; from Philadelphia to Laodicea, about forty - two miles.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 1:11


Re 1:11 I am Alpha and Omega. These words are omitted in the Revised Version, as not found in the best MSS. What thou seest. In all the visions of the Book of Revelation. Write in a book. The Greek says "in a roll", which was the form of books in the East at that time. Unto Ephesus. The seven churches are now named. For notes on these churches and the cities where they were located, see chapters 2 and 3. Two of the churches named had received epistles from the Apostle Paul.

Discussion for Revelation 1

  • God's Girl
    Leslie: I have read this book 2 times and I have loved it so much. I agree that it is unfolding right before our eyes! I can't wait till we can go home! Life is short.
  • Leslie
    The entire book of Revelation is opening up very quickly during this very time. It is crucial that we become greater in our faith than ever before. Each and everyday, whether we live during the time that Jesus returns, or leave this life before that time. The day will come that we will all answer to God for all that we've done or didn't do in this earth to serve Him.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS --- MARK 8:35 --- FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT JOHN 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS -- IF -- YOU DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 8:22 REPENT THEREFORE OF THIS THY WICKEDNESS AND PRAY GOD IF PERHAPS THE THOUGHT OF THINE HEART MAY BE FORGIVEN --PHILIPPIANS 2:15--THAT YOU MAY BE BLAMELESS AND HARMLESS-- THE SONS OF GOD WITHOUT REBUKE IN THE MIDST OF A CROOKED AND PERVERSE NATION AMONG WHOM YOU SHINE AS LIGHTS IN THE WORLD
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS --15:14-- YOU ARE MY FRIENDS --IF YOU DO--WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU TITUS 3:2 TO SPEAK EVIL OF NO MAN TO BE NO BRAWLERS --- BUT GENTLE --- SHOWING ALL MEEKNESS UNTO --ALL MEN-- LUKE 17:33 WHOSOEVER SHALL SEEK TO SAVE HIS LIFE---SHALL LOSE IT--- AND WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE SHALL PRESERVE IT
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 10:16 BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES BE YOU THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS AND --HARMLESS-- AS DOVES 1 PETER 4:15 BUT LET NONE OF YOU --SUFFER AS A MURDERER-- OR AS A THIEF OR AS AN EVIL DOER OR AS A BUSY BODY IN OTHER MENS MATTERS***2 TIMOTHY 2:24 AND THE SERVANT OF THE LORD MUST NOT STRIVE --- BUT BE GENTLE --- UNTO ALL MEN --- APT TO TEACH PATIENT

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