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Revelation 1:10-12 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

10 I was caught up in spirit on the Lord’s day[a] and heard behind me a voice as loud as a trumpet, 11 which said, “Write on a scroll[b] what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.” 12 [c]Then I turned to see whose voice it was that spoke to me, and when I turned, I saw seven gold lampstands


  1. 1:10 The Lord’s day: Sunday. As loud as a trumpet: the imagery is derived from the theophany at Sinai (Ex 19:16, 19; cf. Hb 12:19 and the trumpet in other eschatological settings in Is 27:13; Jl 2:1; Mt 24:31; 1 Cor 15:52; 1 Thes 4:16).
  2. 1:11 Scroll: a papyrus roll.
  3. 1:12–16 A symbolic description of Christ in glory. The metaphorical language is not to be understood literally; cf. Introduction.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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