Revelation 1:18
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English Standard Version
and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and 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.

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.

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!

Revelation 1:18 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

I am He that liveth (καὶ ὁ ζῶν)

Not a fresh sentence connected with the following words as in A.V., but connected with the first and the last by καὶ and. Rev., and the living One. Compare John 1:4; John 14:6; John 5:26.

And l was dead (καὶ ἐγενόμην νεκρὸς)

Strictly, I became. So Rev., in margin. Compare Philippians 2:8, "became obedient unto death."

For evermore

See on Revelation 1:6.

Amen

Omit.

The keys of Hell and Death

Rev., correctly, of Death and of Hades. Conceived as a prison-house or a walled city. See on Matthew 16:18. The keys are the symbol of authority. See Matthew 16:19; Revelation 3:7; Revelation 9:1; Revelation 20:1. The Rabbinical proverb said: "There are four keys lodged in God's hand, which He committeth neither to angel nor to seraph: the key of the rain, the key of food, the key of the tombs, and the key of a barren woman."

Revelation 1:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that liveth.

Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day on the earth:

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

John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you see me: because I live, you shall live also.

Romans 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more; death has no more dominion over him.

2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him...

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me...

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 by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

was.

Romans 14:8,9 For whether we live, we live to the Lord; and whether we die, we die to the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's...

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead...

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power...

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

I am alive.

Revelation 4:9 And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who lives for ever and ever,

Revelation 5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that lives for ever and ever.

Hebrews 7:16,25 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life...

the keys.

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things said he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David...

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven to the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

Revelation 20:1,2,14 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand...

Psalm 68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and to GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

Isaiah 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay on his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut...

Matthew 16:19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven...

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:6
The LORD kills and brings to life; 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 exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

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

Luke 24:5
And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

Romans 6:9
We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.

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