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
    in the rapture the one that stays behind is God people the one that is gone is the like the one's of Noah ark that got washed away with flood we are now with Jesus what is the need for man to return to his earthly body for Jesus to rule again for thousand years and then the other one is let out to rule what are they ruling a thousand on earth for if there is no one left in human on the earth
  • Fox
    My advice to you all is if your left behind, stay with the word of God, to refuse the mark, and die for your beliefs in necessary, the lord loves us all
  • Anna
    John: First seek His congregation. It is not one that is like a palace. It is in a barn where you will find Christ Jesus. Lowly, but is rich with the truth of God's word. The word preached with a two edged sword. That sword which digs into the conscience of mankind to find his faults and sins to realize it is me, me who has nailed the Lord to the cross. Then the preaching of forgiveness of sins.
  • Jim
    The Revelation of Jesus Christ. This is one of my favorite chapters in the Word of God. Jesus the resurrected Christ begins to reveal his power, authority and glory here.
  • A disciple
    Hi Harold; Good question: let's look it up! In every case but one (Luke 20:36), there is only one word, 'angelos;' to bring tidings; a messenger; (esp. 'Angels'); by implication a Pastor: Angel, Messenger; (Strong's). Luke 20:36 "Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the ANGELS.." 'isangelos' Like an Angel, i.e. Angelic; "Equal unto the Angels." Read also Hebrews 1:14.
  • Harold
    My Pastor says the word 'angels' in verse 20 refers to the pastors of the seven churches. I am not sure of that., is that correct?