Parallel Verses

Amplified

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the Firstborn of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who [always] loves us and who [has once for all] freed us [or washed us] from our sins by His own blood (His sacrificial death)—

New American Standard Bible

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—

King James Version

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Holman Bible

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To Him who loves us and has set us free from our sins by His blood,

International Standard Version

and from Jesus the Messiah, the witness, the faithful one, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

A Conservative Version

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and washed us from our sins by his blood

American Standard Version

and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loveth us, and loosed us from our sins by his blood;

An Understandable Version

[It is also] from Jesus Christ, who is the Faithful Witness [to the truth], the Firstborn from the dead [i.e., the first One raised never to die again], the Ruler of the kings of the world. May there be honor and power forever and ever to Christ, who loved us and released us from our sins by His blood [Note: Some manuscripts say "washed us" since the two words are spelled almost alike].

Anderson New Testament

and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first born from the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. To him that loves us, and that has washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Bible in Basic English

And from Jesus Christ, the true witness, the first to come back from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who had love for us and has made us clean from our sins by his blood;

Common New Testament

and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,

Daniel Mace New Testament

and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth: unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins by his own blood,

Darby Translation

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and has washed us from our sins in his blood,

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first born of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth; to him who has loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Godbey New Testament

and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstbegotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To the one loving us with divine love, and having washed us from our sins in His own blood,

Goodspeed New Testament

and from Jesus Christ the trustworthy witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the sovereign of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has released us from our sins by his blood

John Wesley New Testament

And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first begotten from the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth:

Julia Smith Translation

And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first born from the dead, and the chief of the kings of the earth. To him having loved us, and washed us from our sins in his blood,

King James 2000

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loves us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Lexham Expanded Bible

and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and released us from our sins by his blood

Modern King James verseion

even from Jesus Christ the faithful Witness, the First-born from the dead and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and from Jesus Christ which is a faithful witness, and first begotten of the dead: and Lord over the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Moffatt New Testament

and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born from the dead, and the prince over the kings of earth; to him who loves us and has loosed us from our sins by shedding his blood ??6 he has made us a realm of priests for his God and Father, ??to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever: Amen.

Montgomery New Testament

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has loosed us from our sins in his own blood;

NET Bible

and from Jesus Christ -- the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of his own blood

New Heart English Bible

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and freed us from our sins by his blood;

Noyes New Testament

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him that loveth us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Sawyer New Testament

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first born from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him that loved us and washed us from our sins with his blood,

The Emphasized Bible

and from - Jesus Christ, - The Faithful Witness, The Firstborn of the Dead, and The Ruler of the Kings of the Earth. Unto him that loveth us, and loosed us out of our sins with his blood, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, and first-born from the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth: to him who loved us, and washed us from our sins by his blood,

Twentieth Century New Testament

and from Jesus Christ, ' the faithful Witness, the First-born from the dead, and the Ruler of all the Kings of the earth.' To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his own blood--

Webster

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first-begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Weymouth New Testament

and from Jesus Christ, the truthful witness, the first of the dead to be born to Life, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins with His own blood,

Williams New Testament

and from Jesus Christ the trustworthy witness, the First-born of the dead, and the Sovereign of the kings of the earth. To Him who ever loves us and once for all released us from our sins by His blood,

World English Bible

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood;

Worrell New Testament

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful Witness, the First-born of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him Who loveth, and loosed us from our sins in His own blood,

Worsley New Testament

and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first-born from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Youngs Literal Translation

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first-born out of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth; to him who did love us, and did bathe us from our sins in his blood,

Themes

The atonement » Remission of sins by

Birthright » An honorable title

Christ » Reproves » Sacrifice of

Christ » Faith in, great » Faithful

Christ » Witness, a » To the truth

Christ » Divine names ascribed to Christ » King of kings

Christ » Exaltation of » King of kings

Christ » Joy of » King of kings

Christ » Names of » Faithful witness

Christ » Names of » Prince of kings

Christ » Names of » First begotten

Jesus Christ, Deity Of » As king of kings and lord of lords

Jesus Christ, King » Supreme

Jesus The Prophet » Faithful to his trust

Cleanliness » Figurative

Cleansing » Ps 51 » Spiritual promised

Deliverance » From sin » Our deliverance from, through Christ

Divinity » Divine names ascribed to Christ » King of kings

Error » Sins » Our deliverance from, through Christ

Faithfulness » Of Christ

Firstborn » Birthright of the » Honorable distinction of

God's Promises » Of cleansing » Spiritual promised

Jesus Christ » Prophet » Faithful

Jesus Christ » Divinity of » King of kings and lord of lords

Jesus Christ » Names of » Witness

Jesus Christ » Names of » First begotten of the dead

Jesus Christ » Names of » Faithful witness, the

Jesus Christ » Names of » Prince of the kings of the earth

King of kings » King of kings

Kings » Christ is the prince of

Kings of israel » Spiritual kingship, conditions of » Spiritual cleansing

spiritual Kingship » Spiritual cleansing

Laver of brass » Illustrative of » Christ the fountain for sin

Love of Christ » Manifested in his » Washing away our sins

Man » Apparent insignificance of » Infinite value of, seen in the price paid for his redemption

Man » Ignorance of » Infinite value of

Names » Of Christ » Faithful witness

Names » Of Christ » Prince of kings

Names » Of Christ » First begotten

Our sins » Our deliverance from, through Christ

Purification of heart » Cleansing, spiritual » Promised

Jesus Christ, Savior » Offered himself as a sacrifice

Sins » National » Our deliverance from, through Christ

Spiritual » Kings spiritual kingship, conditions of » Spiritual cleansing

Transgression » Sin's penalty » Our deliverance from, through Christ

Vicarious suffering » Of Christ » Offered himself as a sacrifice

Witness » Christ, a witness to the truth

Witness » Jesus Christ being the faithful and true witness

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

ἀπό 
Apo 
ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490
Usage: 490

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

who is the
μάρτυς 
Martus 
Usage: 28

πιστός 
Pistos 
Usage: 51

μάρτυς 
Martus 
Usage: 28

and the first begotten
πρωτοτόκος 
Prototokos 
Usage: 9

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

the dead
νεκρός 
Nekros 
Usage: 105

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

the prince
ἄρχων 
Archon 
Usage: 32

of the kings
βασιλεύς 
Basileus 
Usage: 99

of the earth
γῆ 
Ge 
Usage: 186

G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170
Usage: 170

λούω 
Louo 
Usage: 5

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128


Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about Revelation 1:5

Devotionals containing Revelation 1:5

Images Revelation 1:5

Prayers for Revelation 1:5

Context Readings

Greetings To The Churches

4 John, to the seven churches that are in [the province of] Asia: Grace [be granted] to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being], from Him Who is [existing forever] and Who was [continually existing in the past] and Who is to come, and from the seven Spirits that are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the Firstborn of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who [always] loves us and who [has once for all] freed us [or washed us] from our sins by His own blood (His sacrificial death)— 6 and formed us into a kingdom [as His subjects], priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.


Cross References

Revelation 3:14

“To the angel (divine messenger) of the church in Laodicea write:

“These are the words of the Amen, the trusted and faithful and true Witness, the Beginning and Origin of God’s creation:

Psalm 89:27


“I will also make him My firstborn (preeminent),
The highest of the kings of the earth.

Colossians 1:18

He is also the head [the life-source and leader] of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will occupy the first place [He will stand supreme and be preeminent] in everything.

Revelation 17:14

They will wage war against the Lamb (Christ), and the Lamb will triumph and conquer them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him and on His side are the called and chosen (elect) and faithful.”

Revelation 19:16

And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name inscribed, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Isaiah 55:4


“Listen carefully, I have appointed him [David, representing the Messiah] to be a witness to the nations [regarding salvation],
A leader and commander to the peoples.

John 18:37

So Pilate said to Him, “Then You are a King?” Jesus answered, “You say [correctly] that I am a King. This is why I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth [who is a friend of the truth and belongs to the truth] hears and listens carefully to My voice.”

Acts 26:23

that the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) was to suffer, and that He by being the first to rise from the dead [with an incorruptible body] would proclaim light (salvation) both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles.”

Deuteronomy 7:8

But because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed (bought) you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 23:5

Nevertheless, the Lord your God was not willing to listen to Balaam, but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God has loved you.

Psalm 72:11


Yes, all kings will bow down before him,
All nations will serve him.

Psalm 89:36-37


“His descendants shall endure forever
And his throne [will continue] as the sun before Me.

Proverbs 8:15-16


“By me kings reign
And rulers decide and decree justice.

Daniel 2:2

Then the king gave a command to call the magicians, the enchanters, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king.

Daniel 7:14


“And to Him (the Messiah) was given dominion (supreme authority),
Glory and a kingdom,
That all the peoples, nations, and speakers of every language
Should serve and worship Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
And His kingdom is one
Which will not be destroyed.

Zechariah 13:1

“In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the people of Jerusalem for [cleansing from] sin and impurity.

Matthew 28:18

Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.

John 3:11

I assure you and most solemnly say to you, we speak only of what we [absolutely] know and testify about what we have [actually] seen [as eyewitnesses]; and [still] you [reject our evidence and] do not accept our testimony.

John 3:32

What He has [actually] seen and heard, of that He testifies; and yet no one accepts His testimony [as true].

John 8:14-16

Jesus replied, “Even if I do testify on My own behalf, My testimony is valid, because I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.

John 13:1

Now before the Passover Feast, Jesus knew that His hour had come [and it was time] for Him to leave this world and return to the Father. Having [greatly] loved His own who were in the world, He loved them [and continuously loves them with His perfect love] to the end (eternally).

John 13:8-10

Peter said to Him, “You will never wash my feet!” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me [we can have nothing to do with each other].”

John 13:34

I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another.

John 15:9

I have loved you just as the Father has loved Me; remain in My love [and do not doubt My love for you].

Acts 20:28

Take care and be on guard for yourselves and for the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd (tend, feed, guide) the church of God which He bought with His own blood.

Romans 8:37

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].

1 Corinthians 6:11

And such were some of you [before you believed]. But you were washed [by the atoning sacrifice of Christ], you were sanctified [set apart for God, and made holy], you were justified [declared free of guilt] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God [the source of the believer’s new life and changed behavior].

1 Corinthians 15:20-23

But now [as things really are] Christ has in fact been raised from the dead, [and He became] the first fruits [that is, the first to be resurrected with an incorruptible, immortal body, foreshadowing the resurrection] of those who have fallen asleep [in death].

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ [that is, in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body I live by faith [by adhering to, relying on, and completely trusting] in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

Ephesians 1:20-22

which He produced in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places,

Ephesians 2:4

But God, being [so very] rich in mercy, because of His great and wonderful love with which He loved us,

Ephesians 5:2

and walk continually in love [that is, value one another—practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God [slain for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.

Ephesians 5:25-27

Husbands, love your wives [seek the highest good for her and surround her with a caring, unselfish love], just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,

1 Timothy 6:13

I solemnly charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and [in the presence] of Christ Jesus, who made the good confession [in His testimony] before Pontius Pilate,

1 Timothy 6:15

which He will bring about in His own time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign [the absolute Ruler], the King of those who reign as kings and Lord of those who rule as lords,

Hebrews 9:14

how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal [Holy] Spirit willingly offered Himself unblemished [that is, without moral or spiritual imperfection as a sacrifice] to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works and lifeless observances to serve the ever living God?

1 Peter 1:19

but [you were actually purchased] with precious blood, like that of a [sacrificial] lamb unblemished and spotless, the priceless blood of Christ.

1 John 1:7

but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].

1 John 4:10

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation [that is, the atoning sacrifice, and the satisfying offering] for our sins [fulfilling God’s requirement for justice against sin and placating His wrath].

1 John 5:7-10

For there are three witnesses:

Revelation 7:14

I said to him, “My lord, you know [the answer].” And he said to me, “These are the people who come out of the great tribulation (persecution), and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb [because of His atoning sacrifice].

Revelation 11:15

Then the seventh angel sounded [his trumpet]; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying,

“The kingdom (dominion, rule) of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.”

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