The Creation of the World
1 In the a beginning , God created the heavens and the earth .
17 And p he is before all things , and in him all things q hold together .
The Word of Life
1 a That which was b from the beginning , c which we have heard , d which we have seen with our eyes , e which we looked upon and f have touched with our hands , concerning the word of life — Greeting to the Seven Churches
4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia :
Grace to you and peace from i him j who is and k who was and who is to come , and from l the seven spirits who are before his throne ,
8 x “ I am the Alpha and the Omega , ” says the Lord God , y “ who is and who was and who is to come , the Almighty . ”
17 v When I saw him , I fell at his feet as though dead . But v he laid his right hand on me , w saying , “ Fear not , x I am the first and the last , To the Church in Laodicea
14 “ And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write : ‘ The words of the p Amen , q the faithful and true witness , r the beginning of God’s creation .
6 And he said to me , n “ It is done ! o I am the Alpha and the Omega , the beginning and the end . p To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment .
13 y I am the Alpha and the Omega , z the first and the last , a the beginning and the end . ”