Bible: Revelation 1:12-20

1:12 I 1  turned to see whose voice was speaking to me, 2  and when I did so, 3  I saw seven golden lampstands, 1:13 and in the midst of the lampstands was one like a son of man. 4  He was dressed in a robe extending down to his feet and he wore a wide golden belt 5  around his chest. 1:14 His 6  head and hair were as white as wool, even as white as snow, 7  and his eyes were like a fiery 8  flame. 1:15 His feet were like polished bronze 9  refined 10  in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar 11  of many waters. 1:16 He held 12  seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp double-edged sword extended out of his mouth. His 13  face shone like the sun shining at full strength. 1:17 When 14  I saw him I fell down at his feet as though I were dead, but 15  he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid! I am the first and the last, 1:18 and the one who lives! I 16  was dead, but look, now I am alive – forever and ever – and I hold the keys of death and of Hades! 17  1:19 Therefore write what you saw, what is, and what will be after these things. 18  1:20 The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and the seven golden lampstands is this: 19  The seven stars are the angels 20  of the seven churches and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

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