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2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that

he saw.

3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

4 JOHN to the seven churches

be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the firstbegotten 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,

6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 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.

9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

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.

12 Ed io in quello mi rivoltai, per veder la voce che avea parlato meco; e, rivoltomi, vidi sette candellieri d' oro.

13 E, in mezzo di que' sette candellieri, uno, simigliante ad un figliuol d' uomo, vestito d' una vesta lunga fino a' piedi, e cinto d'una cintura d' oro alle mammelle.

14 E il suo capo, e i suoi capelli eran candidi come lana bianca, a guisa di neve; ei suoi occhi simigliavano una fiamma di fuoco;

15 E i suoi piedi eran simili a del calcolibano, a guisa che fossero stati infocati in una fornace; e la sua voce era come il suono di molte acque.

16 Ed egli avea nella sua man destra sette stelle; e della sua bocca usciva una spada a due tagli, acuta; e il suo sguardo era come il sole, quando egli risplende nella sua forza.

17 E, quando io l' ebbi veduto, caddi a' suoi piedi come morto. Ed egli mise la sua man destra sopra me, dicendomi : Non temere; io sono il primo, e l' ultimo ;

18 E quel che vive; e sono stato morto, ma ecco, son vivente ne' secoli de' secoli; Amen; ed ho le chiavi della morte, e dell' inferno. 19 Scrivi adunque le cose che tu hai vedute, e quelle che sono, e quelle che saranno da ora innanzi;

20 Il misterio delle sette stelle, che tu hai vedute sopra la mia destra; e quello de' sette candellieri d'oro. Le sette stelle son gli angeli delle sette chiese; e i sette candellieri, che tu hai veduti, sono le sette chiese.

12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

2 Io conosco l' opere tue, e la tua fatica, e la tua sofferenza, e che tu non puoi portare i malvagi; ed

13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

16 And he had in his right hand seven stars and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches and the seven candlesticks which thou sa west are the seven churches.

CAPO 2.

CHAPTER 2.

ALL' angelo della chiesa d' Efe-UNTO the angel of the church

Queste cose dice colui che tiene le sette stelle nella sua destra, il qual cammina in mezzo de' sette candellieri d'oro;

of write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which

hai provati coloro che si dicono | are evil: and thou hast tried them essere apostoli, e no sono; e gli which say they are apostles, and hai trovati mendaci; are not, and hast found them liars:

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seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

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CHAPTER 3.

ND unto of the

dihurch in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

3 Ricordati adunque quanto hai ricevuto, ed udito; e serbalo, e ravvediti. Che se tu non vegli, io verrò sopra te, a guisa di ladro, e tu non saprai a qual ora io verrò sopra te;

23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. 25 But that which ye have already, hold fast till I come.

26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

4 Ma pur hai alcune poche persone in Sardi, che non hanno contaminate le lor vesti; e quelli cammineranno meco in vesti bianche, perciocchè ne son degni.

5 Chi vince sarà vestito di veste bianca, ed io non cancellerò il suo

27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

28 And I will give him the morning star.

29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment;

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