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 for 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 (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 for Revelation 1:8

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 1:8

  • CARLOS RAMIREZ TREVINO on Revelation 1:8
    In Daniel 10:21, Gabriel makes reference to the Book of Truth and what is written in it. Is what is written in the Book of Truth or Book of Life, as it is called in the NT, what God knew would happen or what God wrote He would do? Are the names written in the Book of Life those God knew would believe, or those God decided to save? Are the vessels of Rom 9 what God knew He was going to do, or what God determined to do? Are God's Plans, plans or things He knew would take place?

    God created with a Purpose. He created with a Plan. Can an architect design a house without a Purpose? Can he build it without a Plan? To say that God only knew what was going to happen, make His statements about what He is going to do, meaningless. Did God just simply know the earth was going to be flooded and warned Noah? Or did God do it on Purpose? Did God promise not to destroy the earth again with a flood, because He knew that was what He was going to do? Is God a seer that merely reveals what He sees in the future?

    There is a misconception that because God is eternal and not subject to time and space, He can observe past, present and future. And that therefore, He knows everything. Is He like the train hobbyist that builds a train set with hills and roads and stands over it observing everything that takes place. So, did God create the universe and mankind, or was it something He just happened to know would happen on its own?

    If the Future has control, does God? I can be omniscient and know how everything functions, yet not know what I am going to do tomorrow. God is neither limited by His omniscience, nor by the Future. Have a look at Isa 23:8, "Who planned this against Tyre...? The LORD of Hosts planned it, to defile all its glorious beauty, to disgrace all the renowned of the earth." Not only is God telling us that He Planned it, He is telling us He Planned it with a Purpose.

    Your thinking is that God created, then stepped back and let things happen. But is that the case?
  • Rodion Ponomariev on Revelation 1:8
    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.
  • Grant on Revelation 1:8
    This comment is for Ann. Your reference to Isaiah 45:5 and 6 is supported by Jesus 's own prayer to his God and father the night before he was to be betrayed,tried,humiliated and tortured to death. At John 17:3, Jesus identifies the only true God.Trinitarians will always have trouble with the word "only ".
  • I have been a christian all my life. I am old now and am confused. In Isaiah god says over and over "I am the only god " I know about the trinity but it seems to me we are giving too much credit to Jesus. Please help m . Isaiah was written before Jesus birth when god said "I am the only god "
  • David - in Reply on Revelation 1:8
    God is one and JESUS CHRIST is God manifestation in the flesh.
  • Kevin Rizzuti - in Reply on Revelation 1:8
    I need more information on Reverlations.
  • MockingBird on Revelation 1:8
    This verse says it all. Cannot get any clearer than that !!! God is the Alpha : Beginning : And the Omega : Ending . !!! He is : He was : He is to come . Praise God !!!!
  • AMAN JAY on Revelation 1:8
    GLORY TO OUR ALMIGHTY GOD FOR HE IS ALL ABOVE ALL IN HEVEN AND ON EARTH AMEN AND AMEN
  • Philip Ebere Ironu Ifediora on Revelation 1:8
    I am the Alpha and the Omega says the Lord God Almighty. According to english dictionary there is no grammatical difference between mighty to almighty....who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. Who is when He is alive...who was He was a dead man... who is to come raised from the dead...He is now living... and He is coming back. The Almighty God is coming back, according to the Revelation 1 8...the person how is Jesus. Rev. 1 8 is not talking about the Father nor the Spirit. The reallity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is not hidden to believers it is only a story to does who do not regard the Lord Jesus as their saviour. Let us look at the Elijah 's drama with the idle worshippers...after he had the altar of the Lord raised, he dug a trench and ask the people to pour some water in, and the act of pouring some water were repeated for three times as Elijah orders them to do why three times why not four times or five times or six, seven, eight, nine, or ten times but the prophet Elijah had the water poured in the trench three times... looking at these acts, one could picture out the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Just like the same activity of the Cherubim and Seraphim crying Holy, holy, holy! So why these three times of Holy, holy, holy! And not four times holy or five times or more?! 1John 5 20 says that the Lord is the true God and the eternal life.
  • Philip Ebere Ironu Ifediora on Revelation 1:8
    I am the Alpha and the Omega says the Lord God Almighty. According to english dictionary there is no grammatical difference between mighty to almighty....who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. Who is when He is alive...who was He was a dead man... who is to come raised from the dead...He is now living... and He is coming back. The Almighty God is coming back, according to the Revelation 1 8...the person how is Jesus. Rev. 1 8 is not talking about the Father nor the Spirit. The reallity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is not hidden to believers it is only a story to does who do not regard the Lord Jesus as their saviour. Let us look at the Elijah 's drama with the idle worshippers...after he had the altar of the Lord raised, he dug a trench and ask the people to pour some water in, and the act of pouring some water were repeated for three times as Elijah orders them to do why three times why not four times or five times or six, seven, eight, nine, or ten times but the prophet Elijah had the water poured in the trench three times... looking at these acts, one could picture out the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Just like the same activity of the Cherubim and Seraphim crying Holy, holy, holy! So why these three times of Holy, holy, holy! And not four times holy or five times or more?! 1John 5 20 says that the Lord is the true God and the eternal life.


 

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