Revelation 1:5

“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And from Iesus Christ, who is the faithful witnesse, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth: vnto him that loued vs, and washed vs from our sinnes in his owne blood,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and from Jesus Christ, `who is' the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loveth us, and loosed us from our sins by his blood;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And from Jesus Christ, the true witness, the first to come back from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who had love for us and has made us clean from our sins by his blood;
- Basic English Bible

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and has washed us from our sins in his blood,
- Darby Bible

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first-begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
- Webster's Bible

and from Jesus Christ, the truthful witness, the first of the dead to be born to Life, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins with His own blood,
- Weymouth Bible

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood;
- World English Bible

that is a feithful witnesse, the firste bigetun of deed men, and prince of kingis of the erthe; which louyde vs, and waischide vs fro oure synnes in his blood,
- Wycliffe Bible

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first-born out of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth; to him who did love us, and did bathe us from our sins in his blood,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 1:5


1:5 And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first begotten from the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth - Three glorious appellations are here given him, and in their proper order. He was the faithful witness of the whole will of God before his death, and in death, and remains such in glory. He rose from the dead, as the first fruits of them that slept; and now hath all power both in heaven and earth. He is here styled a prince: but by and by he hears his title of king; yea, King of kings, and Lord of lords. This phrase, the kings of the earth, signifies their power and multitude, and also the nature of their kingdom. It became the Divine Majesty to call them kings with a limitation; especially in this manifesto from his heavenly kingdom; for no creature, much less a sinful man, can bear the title of king in an absolute sense before the eyes of God.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 1:5


Re 1:5 And from Jesus Christ. Some of the glories of Christ, the third whose grace is invoked, are named. The faithful witness. Because all that he ways is faithful and true. The first begotten of the dead. See PNT "Col 1:18". Through Christ's resurrection from the dead life and immortality were brought to light for us all. Hence he is called the "first born". The prince of the kings of the earth. The rightful ruler of all the rulers of the earth. Unto him that loved us. The tense is present, as in the Revised Version: "Unto him that loveth us". His love never ceases. And washed us from our sins in his own blood. Rather, as in the Revised Version, "loosed us". This was done by the shedding of his blood.

Discussion for Revelation 1:5

  • Dr.VINOD BABU for verse 5
    Our Jesus is the faithful witness. How I want to know
  • Edgar pagador for verse 5
    John Said:and ''from'' jesus Crist.these sentence, john got the massage ''from'' Jesus Crhist but some words having close parenteses (who is)(other is (and)meaning, John question, he was compare to those propets before what have thier done.But no one have done in the earth or any of those propets like jesus Crhist had done, he is the one who pay our sin by his blood,but if you remove the words with close parenteses (WHO IS)the right answer is jesus Crhist.....Next Again they parenrensis fro (AND)remove AND, he is the begotten of the Dead:Explaination:Jesus Crhist Actually he was not Dead he show it to his Apostle Thomas and he touch his hand and side of his ribs as a proves he was not Dead,And then Jesus Gave an order both of the believer to go in Galile,because before there is no television or radio station not just like before we watch it even the news is in the other places.So ok..he show it live to raise in heaven by the Sake of God.Who Act As a reporter before?the aswer is ..those apostle who attended they write whatever Crhist Do and become the Story As New testament call Holy Book not bible.All people as i believe they are not Dead they are only given as long sleep ,those our spirit are still on earth.nobody until now goin into heaven except jasus crhist ,because he has some asignmet given by god,he made and make ready the new paradise which is his promises to us.as written: unto him that love us.just like i told you,until now, Jesus he is the prince of the king of the earth.before God Given the throne as a king of kings.he fight to the devil who has control the Nation.So all of the tragedy from the nations are in order by god,to distroy the economy,Why Economy:because if the Nation is high Economy so the king can control the people and become materialistics if you are materialistic iether you forget the god.and you do anything what you wants, and your mind control by the devil to forget God.for how using electronics devices like computer,games,thief,hold up,to by your needs drugs,in high goverment they by nuclear,guns any types of arms,and becomes war.human mind controling by the devil just like now,it happen,the people are not thankful to god everyday until now we step in the land, but it is fire well Idont know...God They distroy Given Sign Some nation if the president or king only over acting for short only talking,listening after that nothing only collecting tax to the people ang eating what ever they want.meaning NO NOGOTS.

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