St. John is ordered to write to the seven churches in Asia. The manner of Christ's appearing to him.
 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to make known to his servants the things which must shortly come to pass: and signified, sending by his angel to his servant John,
Apocalypsis Jesu Christi, quam dedit illi Deus palam facere servis suis, quae oportet fieri cito : et significavit, mittens per angelum suum servo suo Joanni,
 Who hath given testimony to the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, what things soever he hath seen.
qui testimonium perhibuit verbo Dei, et testimonium Jesu Christi, quaecumque vidit.
 Blessed is he, that readeth and heareth the words of this prophecy; and keepeth those things which are written in it; for the time is at hand.
Beatus qui legit, et audit verba prophetiae hujus, et servat ea, quae in ea scripta sunt : tempus enim prope est.
 John to the seven churches which are in Asia. Grace be unto you and peace from him that is, and that was, and that is to come, and from the seven spirits which are before his throne,
Joannes septem ecclesiis, quae sunt in Asia. Gratia vobis, et pax ab eo, qui est, et qui erat, et qui venturus est : et a septem spiritibus qui in conspectu throni ejus sunt :
 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth, who hath loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
et a Jesu Christo, qui est testis fidelis, primogenitus mortuorum, et princeps regum terrae, qui dilexit nos, et lavit nos a peccatis nostris in sanguine suo,
 And hath made us a kingdom, and priests to God and his Father, to him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.
et fecit nos regnum, et sacerdotes Deo et Patri suo : ipsi gloria et imperium in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
 Behold, he cometh with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, and they also that pierced him. And all the tribes of the earth shall bewail themselves because of him. Even so. Amen.
Ecce venit cum nubibus, et videbit eum omnis oculus, et qui eum pupugerunt. Et plangent se super eum omnes tribus terrae. Etiam : amen.
 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
Ego sum alpha et omega, principium et finis, dicit Dominus Deus : qui est, et qui erat, et qui venturus est, omnipotens.
 I John, your brother and your partner in tribulation, and in the kingdom, and patience in Christ Jesus, was in the island, which is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus.
Ego Joannes frater vester, et particeps in tribulatione, et regno, et patientia in Christo Jesu : fui in insula, quae appellatur Patmos, propter verbum Dei, et testimonium Jesu :
 I was in the spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
fui in spiritu in dominica die, et audivi post me vocem magnam tamquam tubae,
 Saying: What thou seest, write in a book, and send to the seven churches which are in Asia, to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamus, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
dicentis : Quod vides, scribe in libro : et mitte septem ecclesiis, quae sunt in Asia, Epheso, et Smyrnae, et Pergamo, et Thyatirae, et Sardis, et Philadelphiae, et Laodiciae.
 And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks:
Et conversus sum ut viderem vocem, quae loquebatur mecum : et conversus vidi septem candelabra aurea :
 And in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, one like to the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the feet, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
et in medio septem candelabrorum aureorum, similem Filio hominis vestitum podere, et praecinctum ad mamillas zona aurea :
 And his head and his hairs were white, as white wool, and as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire,
caput autem ejus, et capilli erant candidi tamquam lana alba, et tamquam nix, et oculi ejus tamquam flamma ignis :
 And his feet like unto fine brass, as in a burning furnace. And his voice as the sound of many waters.
et pedes ejus similes auricalco, sicut in camino ardenti, et vox illius tamquam vox aquarum multarum :
 And he had in his right hand seven stars. And from his mouth came out a sharp two edged sword: and his face was as the sun shineth in his power.
et habebat in dextera sua stellas septem : et de ore ejus gladius utraque parte acutus exibat : et facies ejus sicut sol lucet in virtute sua.
 And when I had seen him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying: Fear not. I am the First and the Last,
Et cum vidissem eum, cecidi ad pedes ejus tamquam mortuus. Et posuit dexteram suam super me, dicens : Noli timere : ego sum primus, et novissimus,
 And alive, and was dead, and behold I am living for ever and ever, and have the keys of death and of hell.
et vivus, et fui mortuus, et ecce sum vivens in saecula saeculorum : et habeo claves mortis, et inferni.
 Write therefore the things which thou hast seen, and which are, and which must be done hereafter.
Scribe ergo quae vidisti, et quae sunt, et quae oportet fieri post haec.
 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 are the seven churches.
Sacramentum septem stellarum, quas vidisti in dextera mea, et septem candelabra aurea : septem stellae, angeli sunt septem ecclesiarum : et candelabra septem, septem ecclesiae sunt.