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Revelation 1:3-5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The one who reads this is blessed, and those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep[a] what is written in it are blessed, because the time is near!


To the seven churches in Asia.

Grace and peace to you from[b] the One who is, who was, and who is coming; from the seven spirits[c] before His throne; and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To Him who loves us and has set us free[d] from our sins by His blood,


  1. Revelation 1:3 Or follow, or obey
  2. Revelation 1:4 Other mss add God
  3. Revelation 1:4 Or the sevenfold Spirit
  4. Revelation 1:5 Other mss read has washed us

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