Revelation 1:3-5 New Matthew Bible (NMB)
3 Happy is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and keep those things that are written therein. For the time is at hand.
4 John, to the seven congregations in Asia. Grace be with you and peace, from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits that are present before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is a faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and Lord over the kings of the earth.
To him who loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood,