Revelation 1:12-20

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 I turned to see whose voice it was that spoke to me. When I turned I saw seven gold lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was One like the Son of Man,[a] dressed in a long robe and with a gold sash wrapped around His chest. 14 His head and hair were white like wool—white as snow—and His eyes like a fiery flame. 15 His feet were like fine bronze as it is fired in a furnace, and His voice like the sound of cascading[b] waters. 16 He had seven stars in His right hand; a sharp double-edged sword came from His mouth, and His face was shining like the sun at midday.[c]

17 When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. He laid His right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last, 18 and the Living One. I was dead, but look—I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades. 19 Therefore write what you have seen, what is, and what will take place after this. 20 The secret of the seven stars you saw in My right hand and of the seven gold lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels[d] of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands[e] are the seven churches.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 1:13 Or like a son of man
  2. Revelation 1:15 Lit many
  3. Revelation 1:16 Lit like the sun shines in its power
  4. Revelation 1:20 Or messengers
  5. Revelation 1:20 Other mss add that you saw