Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. But he laid his right hand upon me, and said, "Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last, 18  the living one. I was dead, yet here I am alive forever and ever. I hold the keys of death and the underworld. 19 So write what you have seen, what is now and what is to happen hereafter.


Cross References

Romans 6:9

for we know that Christ, once raised from the dead, will never die again; death has no more hold on him.

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore, he is able to save forever all who come to God through him, because he lives and intercedes for them forever.

Revelation 4:9

And whenever the animals offer glory, honor, and thanksgiving to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever,

Revelation 9:1

Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen on the earth from the sky. He was given the key to the pit of the abyss,

Matthew 16:19

I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you forbid on earth will be held in heaven to be forbidden, and whatever you permit on earth will be held in heaven to be permitted."

Hebrews 1:3

He is the reflection of God's glory, and the representation of his being, and bears up the universe by his mighty word. He has effected man's purification from sin, and has taken his seat on high at the right hand of God's Majesty,

Hebrews 12:2

fixing our eyes upon Jesus, our leader and example in faith, who in place of the happiness that belonged to him, submitted to a cross, caring nothing for its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

Revelation 3:7

"To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: " 'He who is holy and true, who carries the key of David, who opens and no one shall shut, and shuts and no one shall open, speaks thus:

Revelation 20:14

Then death and Hades were flung into the fiery lake. This is the second death??he fiery lake.

John 14:19

In a little while the world will not see me any more, but you will still see me, because I shall live on, and you will live on too.

Romans 14:8-9

if we live, we are responsible to the Lord, and if we die, we are responsible to him; so whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

It is Christ's love that controls me, for I have become convinced that as one has died for all, all have died,

2 Corinthians 13:4

Even if he was crucified through weakness, by the power of God he is alive. For we are weak as he was, but you will find that by the power of God we will be alive as he is.

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ that lives in me. The life I am now living in the body I am living by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

Colossians 3:3

For you have died, and your life now lies hidden with Christ in God.

Hebrews 7:16

for he is appointed not for possessing any legal physical qualifications, but by virtue of a life that cannot end.

Revelation 5:14

The four animals said, "Amen!" And the elders fell down and worshiped.

Revelation 20:1-2

Then I saw an angel come down from heaven with the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.

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