Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

and he who lives. And I became dead, and behold, I am living into the ages of the ages. Truly. And I have the keys of death and of Hades.

New American Standard Bible

and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

King James Version

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Holman Bible

and the Living One. I was dead, but look—I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades.

International Standard Version

the living one. I was dead but look! I am alive forever and ever! I have the keys of Death and Hades.

American Standard Version

and the Living one; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

Amplified

and the Ever-living One [living in and beyond all time and space]. I died, but see, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of [absolute control and victory over] death and of Hades (the realm of the dead).

An Understandable Version

and the Living One. I was dead, and see, I am [now] alive forever and ever! And I possess the keys of death and of the unseen place of departed spirits.

Anderson New Testament

and I am he that lives; and I was dead, and be hold, I am alive from age to age: and I have the keys of hades and of death.

Bible in Basic English

And I was dead, and see, I am living for ever, and I have the keys of death and of Hell.

Common New Testament

and the Living One; I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore! And I have the keys of death and Hades.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I am he that liveth; I was dead; but now you see I am alive for all eternity, amen; and I have the keys of the grave, and of death."

Darby Translation

and the living one: and I became dead, and behold, I am living to the ages of ages, and have the keys of death and of hades.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

I am he who lives and was dead; and behold, I am living for ever and ever; and I have the keys of the unseen world, and of death.

Godbey New Testament

the living one, and I was dead; and, behold, I am alive unto the ages of the ages, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

Goodspeed New Testament

the living one. I was dead, yet here I am alive forever and ever. I hold the keys of death and the underworld.

John Wesley New Testament

And he that liveth and was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore, and have the keys of death and of Hades.

Julia Smith Translation

And he living, and I was dead; and, behold, I am living for the times of times, Amen; and have the keys of hades and of death.

King James 2000

I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hades and of death.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and the one who lives, and I was dead, and behold, I am living {forever and ever}, and I hold the keys of death and of Hades.

Modern King James verseion

and the Living One, and I became dead, and behold, I am alive for ever and ever, Amen. And I have the keys of hell and of death.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and am alive, and was dead. And behold I am alive for evermore, and have the keys of hell and of death.

Moffatt New Testament

I was dead and here I am alive for evermore, holding the keys that unlock death and Hades.

Montgomery New Testament

I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore; and hold the keys of death and of Hades.

NET Bible

and the one who lives! I was dead, but look, now I am alive -- forever and ever -- and I hold the keys of death and of Hades!

New Heart English Bible

and the Living one. I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. I have the keys of Death and of hell.

Noyes New Testament

and he that liveth; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore; and I have the keys of death and the underworld.

Sawyer New Testament

and the living, and I was dead, and behold, I am living forever and ever; and I have the keys of death and of hades.

The Emphasized Bible

and the Living One, - and I became dead; - and lo! living, am I, unto the ages of ages, and have the keys of death and of hades.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and I am the living one, though I was dead and lo! I am alive for evermore, Amen; and I hold the keys of hell and of death.

Twentieth Century New Testament

the Everliving. I died, and I am alive for ever and ever. And I hold the keys of the Grave and of the Place of the Dead.

Webster

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Weymouth New Testament

I died; but I am now alive until the Ages of the Ages, and I have the keys of the gates of Death and of Hades!

Williams New Testament

yea, the ever-living One. I once was dead, but now I live forever and ever. I carry the keys of death and the underworld.

World English Bible

and the Living one. I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. I have the keys of Death and of Hades.

Worrell New Testament

and the Living One; and I was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore; and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

Worsley New Testament

I am the first and the last, who live, though I was dead; and behold, I am alive for ever and ever, Amen, and have the keys of hades and of death.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he who is living, and I did become dead, and, lo, I am living to the ages of the ages. Amen! and I have the keys of the hades and of the death.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I am he that liveth
ζάω 
Zao 
live, be alive, alive, quick, lively, not tr, , vr live
Usage: 115

and







and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

was
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

νεκρός 
Nekros 
Usage: 105

ἰδού 
Idou 
behold, lo, see
Usage: 140

I am
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

ζάω 
Zao 
live, be alive, alive, quick, lively, not tr, , vr live
Usage: 115

for
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

αἰών 
Aion 
Usage: 101

ἀμήν 
amen 
Usage: 48

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

the keys
κλείς 
Kleis 
key
Usage: 2

of hell
G86
ᾅδης 
Hades 
Usage: 6

Devotionals

Devotionals about Revelation 1:18

Devotionals containing Revelation 1:18

References

Images Revelation 1:18

Prayers for Revelation 1:18

Context Readings

John's Vision Of The Son Of Man

17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying, Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 and he who lives. And I became dead, and behold, I am living into the ages of the ages. Truly. And I have the keys of death and of Hades. 19 Therefore write the things that thou saw, and things that are, and things that are going to happen after these things.


Cross References

Romans 6:9

knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over him.

Hebrews 7:25

Whereupon he is able also to save to the uttermost those who come to God through him, being always alive in order to intercede on their behalf.

Revelation 4:9

And whenever the beings give glory and honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne, he who lives into the ages of the ages,

Revelation 9:1

And the fifth agent sounded, and I saw a star fallen from the sky to the earth. And the key of the pit of the abyss was given to him.

Matthew 16:19

And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever thou may bind on earth will be what is bound in the heavens, and whatever thou may loose on the earth will be what is loosed in the heavens.

Hebrews 1:3

Who, being the radiance of his glory, and the exact image of his essence, and upholding all things by the word of his power, having made purification of our sins through himself, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in the

Hebrews 12:2

Looking to Jesus the pathfinder and perfecter of the faith, who, against the joy set before him, endured a cross, having despised the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Revelation 3:7

And to the agent of the congregation in Philadelphia write, These things says the Holy, the True, he who has the key of David, who opens, and none will shut it except he who opens, and none will open:

Revelation 20:14

And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.

Job 19:25

But as for me I know that my Redeemer lives, and at last he will stand up upon the earth.

Psalm 18:46

LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God of my salvation,

Psalm 68:20

God is to us a God of deliverances, and escape from death belongs to lord LORD.

Isaiah 22:22

And I will lay the key of the house of David upon his shoulder, and he shall open, and none shall shut, and he shall shut, and none shall open.

John 14:19

Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more, but ye see me. Because I live, ye will also live.

Romans 14:8-9

For both if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord. Both if we live and if we die, therefore, we are the Lord's.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For the love of Christ holds us together, having judge this, that if one died for all, then all died.

2 Corinthians 13:4

For even if he was crucified from weakness, yet he lives from the power of God. For we in him are also weak, but we will live with him from the power of God toward you.

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And what I now live in flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave himself up for me.

Colossians 3:3

For ye died, and your life has been hidden with the Christ in God.

Hebrews 7:16

who has become, not according to a law of a carnal commandment, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

Revelation 5:14

And the four beings were saying the Truly. And the elders fell down and worshiped.

Revelation 20:1-2

And I saw an agent coming down out of heaven having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.

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