Revelation 1:18
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New International Version
I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

New Living Translation
I am the living one. I died, but look--I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.

English Standard Version
and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

Berean Study Bible
the Living One. I was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of Death and of Hades.

Berean Literal Bible
and the Living One. And I was dead, and behold I am living to the ages of the ages, and I have the keys of Death and of Hades.

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 Bible
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 Christian Standard 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.

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, but look, I am alive forevermore. I have the keys of Death and of hell.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I am he who lived and died, and behold, I am alive to the eternity of eternities, amen, and I have the key of Death and of Sheol.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the living one. I was dead, but now I am alive forever. I have the keys of death and hell.

New American Standard 1977
and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and he that lives and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen, and have the keys of Hades and of death.

King James 2000 Bible
I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hades and of death.

American King James Version
I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And alive, and was dead, and behold I am living for ever and ever, and have the keys of death and of hell.

Darby Bible 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.

English Revised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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!

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.

Young's 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:12-20 The churches receive their light from Christ and the gospel, and hold it forth to others. They are golden candlesticks; they should be precious and pure; not only the ministers, but the members of the churches; their light should so shine before men, as to engage others to give glory to God. And the apostle saw as though of the Lord Jesus Christ appeared in the midst of the golden candlesticks. He is with his churches always, to the end of the world, filling them with light, and life, and love. He was clothed with a robe down to the feet, perhaps representing his righteousness and priesthood, as Mediator. This vest was girt with a golden girdle, which may denote how precious are his love and affection for his people. His head and hairs white like wool and as snow, may signify his majesty, purity, and eternity. His eyes as a flame of fire, may represent his knowledge of the secrets of all hearts, and of the most distant events. His feet like fine brass burning in a furnace, may denote the firmness of his appointments, and the excellence of his proceedings. His voice as the sound of many waters, may represent the power of his word, to remove or to destroy. The seven stars were emblems of the ministers of the seven churches to which the apostle was ordered to write, and whom Christ upheld and directed. The sword represented his justice, and his word, piercing to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, Heb 4:12. His countenance was like the sun, when it shines clearly and powerfully; its strength too bright and dazzling for mortal eyes to behold. The apostle was overpowered with the greatness of the lustre and glory in which Christ appeared. We may well be contented to walk by faith, while here upon earth. The Lord Jesus spake words of comfort; Fear not. Words of instruction; telling who thus appeared. And his Divine nature; the First and the Last. His former sufferings; I was dead: the very same whom his disciples saw upon the cross. His resurrection and life; I have conquered death, and am partaker of endless life. His office and authority; sovereign dominion in and over the invisible world, as the Judge of all, from whose sentence there is no appeal. Let us listen to the voice of Christ, and receive the tokens of his love, for what can he withhold from those for whose sins he has died? May we then obey his word, and give up ourselves wholly to him who directs all things aright.
Study Bible
John's Vision on Patmos
17When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. But He placed His right hand on me and said, “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last, 18the Living One. I was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of Death and of Hades. 19Therefore write down the things you have seen, and the things that are, and the things that will happen after this.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:6
"The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.

Job 38:17
"Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Matthew 11:23
And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to heaven? No, you will descend to Hades! For if the miracles that were performed in you had happened in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.

Matthew 16:19
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on the earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

Luke 24:5
As the women bowed their faces to the ground in terror, the two men asked them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies.

Romans 6:9
For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, He cannot die again; death no longer has dominion over Him.

Romans 14:9
For this reason Christ died and returned to life, so that He might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

Revelation 2:8
To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of the First and the Last, who died and returned to life.

Revelation 3:7
To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the One who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What He opens, no one will shut; and what He shuts, no one will open.
Treasury of Scripture

I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

that liveth.

Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the …

Psalm 18:46 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation …

John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you see me: …

Romans 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more; death …

2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the …

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ …

Colossians 3:3 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Hebrews 7:25 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God …

was.

Romans 14:8,9 For whether we live, we live to the Lord; and whether we die, we …

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that …

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his …

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

I am alive.

Revelation 4:9 And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that …

Revelation 5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell …

Hebrews 7:16,25 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after …

the keys.

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things …

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven to …

Revelation 20:1,2,14 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless …

Psalm 68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and to GOD the Lord belong …

Isaiah 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay on his shoulder; so …

Matthew 16:19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever …

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