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Revelation 1 scripture references

February 23, 2011

When studying the book of Revelation, it is helpful to consider the scriptures that John quoted, or alluded to, when he composed it. This table lists cross references for chapter 1.

Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Revelation 1 References
things which must shortly come to pass Revelation 1:1
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
Revelation 3:11
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Revelation 22:20
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
the testimony of Jesus Revelation 1:2
Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
Revelation 12:17
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
a blessing for those who hear Revelation 1:3
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein:
Luke 11:28
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Revelation 22:7
Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
the time is at hand Revelation 1:3
for the time is at hand.
Romans 13:11
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

1 John 2:18
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

Revelation 3:11
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
he who is, and was, and is to come Revelation 1:4
John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come;
Exodus 3:14
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

Revelation 1:8
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 4:8
And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Revelation 11:17
Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Revelation 16:5
And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
seven spirits Revelation 1:4
and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
Isaiah 11:2-3
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD
Christ the first begotten of the dead Revelation 1:5
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,
Romans 8:29
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Colossians 1:15
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Colossians 1:18
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
God has made us kings and priests Revelation 1:6
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 2:9-10
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Revelation 5:10
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 12:1
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

Revelation 20:6
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
coming in clouds Revelation 1:7
Behold, he cometh with clouds;
Isaiah 14:14
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High

Isaiah 60:8
Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

Ezekiel 38:16
And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land

Daniel 7:13
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven

Joel 2:2
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong

Zechariah 10:1
Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain

Matthew 24:30
and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
every eye shall see him; all will mourn for him Revelation 1:7
and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Isaiah 53:5
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Zechariah 12:10
And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

Matthew 24:30
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

John 19:37
And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
Alph and Omega Revelation 1:8
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord,
Isaiah 41:4
Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.

Isaiah 44:6
Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Isaiah 48:12
Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

Revelation 1:11
Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last:

Revelation 21:6
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Revelation 22:13
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Jesus was, and is, and is to come. Revelation 1:8
which is, and which was, and which is to come,
Revelation 1:4
from him which is, and which was, and which is to come
Almighty Revelation 1:8
the Almighty.
Amos 4:13 LXX
For, behold, I am he that strengthens the thunder, and creates the wind, and proclaims to men his Anointed, forming the morning and the darkness, and mounting on the high places of the earth, The Lord God Almighty is his name.

Revelation 4:8
And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Revelation 11:17
Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Revelation 15:3
And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Revelation 16:7
And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

Revelation 16:14
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Revelation 19:15
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 21:22
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
companion in tribulation Revelation 1:9
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Acts 14:22
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

2 Timothy 2:12
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
the Lord’s day Revelation 1:10
I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
1 Thessalonians 5:2
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
Alpha and Omega Revelation 1:11
Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Revelation 21:6
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Revelation 22:13
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
seven candlesticks Revelation 1:12
And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks
Exodus 3:3
And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

Exodus 37:23
And he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and his snuffdishes, of pure gold.
son of man Revelation 1:13
one like unto the Son of man,
Daniel 7:13
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
Christ’s clothing Revelation 1:13
clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
Daniel 10:5
Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
hair like wool, white as snow Revelation 1:14
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow;
Daniel 7:9
and the hair of his head like the pure wool:
eyes like a flame of fire Revelation 1:14-15
and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
Daniel 7:9
his throne was fiery flames, and its wheels were burning fire [NRS]
feet like brass Revelation 1:15
And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace;
Ezekiel 1:7
And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

Daniel 10:6
His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
voice like many waters Revelation 1:15
and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Ezekiel 43:2
And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters

Daniel 10:6
and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
sword from his mouth Revelation 1:16
and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword
Isaiah 11:4
and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Isaiah 49:2
And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword
face like the sun Revelation 1:16
and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength
Judges 5:31
but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might.
I fell at his feet as dead Revelation 1:17
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead
Daniel 10:8-10
Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.  Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
the first and the last Revelation 1:17
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Isaiah 41:4
I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.

Isaiah 44:6
Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Isaiah 48:12
Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
things which shall be hereafter Revelation 1:19
Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
Daniel 2:28-29
As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.
the seven stars Revelation 1:20
The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
Revelation 3:1
And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
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  1. Shanthi
    January 14, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    THe meaning of the first chapter, well undrstood with good references.

  1. March 1, 2011 at 10:11 am
  2. March 7, 2011 at 1:05 pm
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