Revelation 1:7-9 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
7 Look! He is coming
8 The Lord God says, “I am Alpha and Omega,[a] the one who is and was and is coming. I am God All-Powerful!”
A Vision of the Risen Lord
9 I am John, a follower together with all of you. We suffer because Jesus is our king, but he gives us the strength to endure. I was sent to Patmos Island,[b] because I had preached God’s message and had told about Jesus.