Αποκαλύψεις 1

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Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, τὴν ὁποίαν ἔδωκεν εἰς αὐτὸν ὁ Θεός, διὰ νὰ δείξῃ εἰς τοὺς δούλους αὑτοῦ ὅσα πρέπει νὰ γείνωσι ταχέως, καὶ ἐφανέρωσεν αὐτὰ ἀποστείλας διὰ τοῦ ἀγγέλου αὑτοῦ εἰς τὸν δοῦλον αὑτοῦ Ἰωάννην,

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ὅστις ἐμαρτύρησε τὸν λόγον τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ τὴν μαρτυρίαν τοῦ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ καὶ ὅσα εἶδε.

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Μακάριος ὁ ἀναγινώσκων καὶ οἱ ἀκούοντες τοὺς λόγους τῆς προφητείας καὶ φυλάττοντες τὰ γεγραμμένα ἐν αὐτῇ· διότι ὁ καιρὸς εἶναι πλησίον.

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Ὁ Ἰωάννης πρὸς τὰς ἑπτὰ ἐκκλησίας τὰς ἐν τῇ Ἀσίᾳ· χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ τοῦ ὁ ὤν καὶ ὁ ἦν καὶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος· καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν ἑπτὰ πνευμάτων, τὰ ὁποῖα εἶναι ἐνώπιον τοῦ θρόνου αὐτοῦ,

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καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὅστις εἶναι ὁ μάρτυς ὁ πιστός, ὁ πρωτότοκος ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν καὶ ὁ ἄρχων τῶν βασιλέων τῆς γῆς. Εἰς τὸν ἀγαπήσαντα ἡμᾶς καὶ λούσαντα ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν ἡμῶν μὲ τὸ αἷμα αὑτοῦ,

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καὶ ὅστις ἔκαμεν ἡμᾶς βασιλεῖς καὶ ἱερεῖς εἰς τὸν Θεὸν καὶ Πατέρα αὑτοῦ, εἰς αὐτὸν εἴη ἡ δόξα καὶ τὸ κράτος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων· ἀμήν.

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Ἰδού, ἔρχεται μετὰ τῶν νεφελῶν, καὶ θέλει ἰδεῖ αὐτὸν πᾶς ὀφθαλμὸς καὶ ἐκεῖνοι οἵτινες ἐξεκέντησαν αὐτόν, καὶ θέλουσι θρηνήσει ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν πᾶσαι αἱ φυλαὶ τῆς γῆς. Ναί, ἀμήν.

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Ἐγὼ εἶμαι τὸ Α καὶ τὸ Ω, ἀρχή καὶ τέλος, λέγει ὁ Κύριος, ὁ ὤν καὶ ὁ ἦν καὶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ὁ παντοκράτωρ.

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Ἐγὼ ὁ Ἰωάννης, ὁ καὶ ἀδελφὸς σας καὶ συγκοινωνὸς εἰς τὴν θλῖψιν καὶ εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν καὶ τὴν ὑπομονήν τοῦ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἤμην ἐν τῇ νήσῳ τῇ καλουμένῃ Πάτμῳ διὰ τὸν λόγον τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ διὰ τὴν μαρτυρίαν τοῦ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ.

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Κατὰ τὴν κυριακήν ἡμέραν ἦλθον εἰς ἔκστασιν πνευματικήν, καὶ ἤκουσα ὀπίσω μου φωνήν μεγάλην ὡς σάλπιγγος,

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ἥτις ἔλεγεν· Ἐγὼ εἶμαι τὸ Α καὶ τὸ Ω, ὁ πρῶτος καὶ ὁ ἔσχατος· καί, Ὅ, τι βλέπεις, γράψον εἰς βιβλίον καὶ πέμψον εἰς τὰς ἑπτὰ ἐκκλησίας, τὰς ἐν τῇ Ἀσίᾳ, εἰς Ἔφεσον καὶ εἰς Σμύρνην καὶ εἰς Πέργαμον καὶ εἰς Θυάτειρα καὶ εἰς Σάρδεις καὶ εἰς Φιλαδέλφειαν καὶ εἰς Λαοδίκειαν.

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Καὶ ἐστράφην νὰ ἴδω τὴν φωνήν, ἥτις ἐλάλησε μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ· καὶ στραφεὶς εἶδον ἑπτὰ λυχνίας χρυσᾶς,

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καὶ ἐν μέσῳ τῶν ἑπτὰ λυχνιῶν εἶδον ἕνα ὅμοιον μὲ υἱὸν ἀνθρώπου, ἐνδεδυμένον ποδήρη χιτῶνα καὶ περιεζωσμένον πλησίον τῶν μαστῶν ζώνην χρυσήν.

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Ἡ δὲ κεφαλή αὐτοῦ καὶ αἱ τρίχες ἦσαν λευκαὶ καὶ ὡς μαλλίον λευκόν, ὡς χιών· καὶ οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτοῦ ὡς φλὸξ πυρός,

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καὶ οἱ πόδες αὐτοῦ ὅμοιοι μὲ χαλκολίβανον, ὡς ἐν καμίνῳ πεπυρωμένοι, καὶ ἡ φωνή αὐτοῦ ὡς φωνή ὑδάτων πολλῶν,

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καὶ εἶχεν ἐν τῇ δεξιᾷ αὑτοῦ χειρὶ ἑπτὰ ἀστέρας, καὶ ἐκ τοῦ στόματος αὐτοῦ τοῦ ἐξήρχετο ῥομφαία δίστομος ὀξεῖα, καὶ ἡ ὄψις αὐτοῦ ἔλαμπεν ὡς ὁ ἥλιος λάμπει ἐν τῇ δυνάμει αὑτοῦ.

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Καὶ ὅτε εἶδον αὐτόν, ἔπεσα πρὸς τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ ὡς νεκρός, καὶ ἐπέθηκε τὴν δεξιὰν αὑτοῦ χεῖρα ἐπ᾿ ἐμέ, λέγων μοι· Μή φοβοῦ· ἐγὼ εἶμαι ὁ πρῶτος καὶ ὁ ἔσχατος

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καὶ ὁ ζῶν, καὶ ἔγεινα νεκρός, καὶ ἰδού, εἶμαι ζῶν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων, ἀμήν, καὶ ἔχω τὰ κλειδία τοῦ δου καὶ τοῦ θανάτου.

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Γράψον ὅσα εἶδες καὶ ὅσα εἶναι καὶ ὅσα μέλλουσι νὰ γείνωσι μετὰ ταῦτα·

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τὸ μυστήριον τῶν ἑπτὰ ἀστέρων, τοὺς ὁποίους εἶδες ἐν τῇ δεξιᾷ μου, καὶ τὰς ἑπτὰ λυχνίας τὰς χρυσᾶς. Οἱ ἑπτὰ ἀστέρες εἶναι οἱ ἄγγελοι τῶν ἑπτὰ ἐκκλησιῶν, καὶ αἱ ἑπτὰ λυχνίαι, τὰς ὁποίας εἶδες, εἶναι αἱ ἑπτὰ ἐκκλησίαι.