Revelation to John, The

Revelation to John, The

The last book of the NT, also called the Apocalypse. The author is a Christian prophet named John who recounts a vision he has had of the end times. Numerous events and images in this vision seem to offer symbolic portrayals of aspects of imperial rule; in some the arrogance of the Roman Empire is contrasted with the eternal reign of God. The vision, however, is sufficiently ambiguous that it can be interpreted in many ways.

Outline of Contents

Revelation

I. Prologue (Rev 1:1-8)

A. Preface (Rev 1:1-3)

B. Opening of a letter (Rev 1:4-6)

C. Prophetic sayings (Rev 1:7-8)

II. Vision of Christ with seven messages (Rev 1:9-3:22)

A. Vision of Christ (Rev 1:9-20)

B. Seven messages (Rev 2:1-3:22)

III. Visions of heaven and seven seals (Rev 4:1-8:1)

A. Vision of God (Rev 4:1-11)

B. Vision of the Lamb (Rev 5:1-14)

C. Seven seals (Rev 6:1-8:1)

IV. The seven trumpets (Rev 8:2-11:19)

V. Seven unnumbered visions (Rev 12:1-15:4)

VI. The seven bowls and Babylon (Rev 15:5-19:10)

A. Seven bowls (Rev 15:5-16:20)

B. Babylon (Rev 17:1-19:10)

VII. Seven unnumbered visions and Jerusalem (Rev 19:11-22:5)

A. Seven unnumbered visions (Rev 19:11-21:8)

B. Jerusalem (Rev 21:9-22:5)

VIII. Epilogue (Rev 22:6-21)

A. Sayings (Rev 22:6-20)

B. Benediction (Rev 22:21)

Rev 1:1-8

Introduction and Salutation
1The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place; he made it known by sending his ... View more

Rev 1:1-3

Introduction and Salutation
1The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place; he made it known by sending his ... View more

Rev 1:4-6

4John to the seven churches that are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before h ... View more

Rev 1:7-8

7Look! He is coming with the clouds;
every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him;
and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.
So it is to b ... View more

Rev 1:9-3:22

A Vision of Christ
9I, John, your brother who share with you in Jesus the persecution and the kingdom and the patient endurance, was on the island called Patmos ... View more

Rev 1:9-20

A Vision of Christ
9I, John, your brother who share with you in Jesus the persecution and the kingdom and the patient endurance, was on the island called Patmos ... View more

Rev 2:1-3:22

The Message to Ephesus
1“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among th ... View more

Rev 4:1-8:1

The Heavenly Worship
1After this I looked, and there in heaven a door stood open! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “C ... View more

Rev 4:1-11

The Heavenly Worship
1After this I looked, and there in heaven a door stood open! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “C ... View more

Rev 5:1-14

The Scroll and the Lamb
1Then I saw in the right hand of the one seated on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals;2a ... View more

Rev 6:1-8:1

The Seven Seals
1Then I saw the Lamb open one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures call out, as with a voice of thunder, “Come!”2I l ... View more

Rev 8:2-11:19

2And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.3Another angel with a golden censer came and stood at the altar; he was ... View more

Rev 12:1-15:4

The Woman and the Dragon
1A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve star ... View more

Rev 15:5-19:10

5After this I looked, and the temple of the tent of witness in heaven was opened,6and out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues, robed in p ... View more

Rev 15:5-16:20

5After this I looked, and the temple of the tent of witness in heaven was opened,6and out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues, robed in p ... View more

Rev 17:1-19:10

The Great Whore and the Beast
1Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great whore ... View more

Rev 19:11-22:5

The Rider on the White Horse
11Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and ... View more

Rev 19:11-21:8

The Rider on the White Horse
11Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and ... View more

Rev 21:9-22:5

Vision of the New Jerusalem
9Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the ... View more

Rev 22:6-21

6And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true, for the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what mu ... View more

Rev 22:6-20

6And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true, for the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what mu ... View more

Rev 22:21

21The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.

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