Revelation 22:16

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I Iesus haue sent mine Angel, to testifie vnto you these things in the Churches. I am the roote and the offspring of Dauid, and the bright and morning starre.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright, the morning star.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give witness to you of these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright and morning star.
- Basic English Bible

*I* Jesus have sent mine angel to testify these things to you in the assemblies. *I* am the root and offspring of David, the bright [and] morning star.
- Darby Bible

I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning-star.
- Webster's Bible

I Jesus have sent My angel for him solemnly to declare these things to you among the Churches. I am the Root and the offspring of David, the bright Morning Star.
- Weymouth Bible

I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify these things to you for the assemblies. I am the root and the offspring of David; the Bright and Morning Star."
- World English Bible

I Jhesus sente myn aungel, to witnesse to you these thingis in chirchis. Y am the roote and kyn of Dauid, and the schynynge morewe sterre.
- Wycliffe Bible

`I, Jesus did send my messenger to testify to you these things concerning the assemblies; I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright and morning star!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 22:16


22:16 I Jesus have sent my angel to testify these things - Primarily. To you - The seven angels of the churches; then to those churches - and afterwards to all other churches in succeeding ages. I - as God. Am the root - And source of David's family and kingdom; as man, an descended from his loins. I am the star out of Jacob, #Num 24:17|; like the bright morning star, who put an end to the night of ignorance, sin, and sorrow, and usher in an eternal day of light, purity, and joy.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 22:16


Re 22:16 I Jesus. The Lord is still "Jesus", that is the Savior. Have sent my angel to testify. See Re 1:1. Here at the close where the Lord speaks in personal communication to John, he speaks of himself by the name Jesus. I am the root and the offspring of David. See Re 5:5.

Discussion for Revelation 22

  • Karoline
    Can someone help me to understand revelation 22 verse 1 to 3 a bit more
  • Lyle Lee
    Dogs outside the city; :15 who are these people seeing all the children of the devil went into the lake of fire in chapter 20 the answer is found in 2 Peter 2:22 these are backslidden christians who did not die serving the Lord and who will need the leaves from the tree of life for the healing of nations for all christians were given eternal life when they were born again.
  • Daniel
    Thank the Father for His Son, may He forever be blessed, and thank the Father for the Holy Spirit, for His comfort and reassurance during these trying times and cruel conditions. Thank God!!!
  • Cephas
    But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Chris B
    Great book. Started binge reading July 7. Finished Saturday. Noticed it was the 7th day at the seventh Month and finished the 7th day of the week 777 GOD Bless. Thank you for this site. It was great to listen while reading along with the actual paper book.
  • A disciple
    "And, behold, I come quickly and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." We are left here for the purpose of education and training, trial and proving to prepare us and make us fit for His presence: and so, thereby to be for witnesses through the Holy Spirit in us to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. For this to be wrought in us absolutely demand work on our part! In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord Jesus said so in many different ways, that we absolutely have to do something and we have to do it according to all that He has commanded us! We have to be first a certain kind of character: that doesn't come automatically. And we have to have our behavior and religion pure and sincere, as children of our Father in heaven and nothing for a misleading show to be seen by men. And finally, the end result of our lives will without fail, show what kind we are, by whether we do what Jesus says and if not, we shall most miserably perish! Remember, the devil also believes, and trembles! So, when we have passed this time of our "schooling" successfully, then we will see what work the Lord REALLY has for us for eternity! Probably not in Retail, or some other menial job, like we have now! So then, we have work to do to get ready for His coming, and for the coming world He brings.

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