1:10I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
1:11Saying, 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.
1:12And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
1:13And 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.
1:14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
1:15And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
1:16And 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.
1:17And 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:
1:18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.