The Revelation

 

Rev. 1:5

KJV - 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, (Byz)

NASV - and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood (Aleph, A)


Rev. 1:8

KJV - 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. (Aleph)

NASV - “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (A, Byz)


Rev. 2:22

KJV - Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. (A)

NASV - Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. (Aleph, Byz)


Rev. 3:5

KJV - He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. (Byz)

NASV - He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. (Aleph, A)


Rev. 5:9

KJV - And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; (Aleph, Byz)

NASV - And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. (A)


Rev. 5:13

KJV - And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. (A, Byz)

NASV - And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.” (Aleph)


Rev. 6:1

KJV - And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, come and see. (Aleph, Byz)

NASV - Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” (A)


Rev. 6:2

KJV - And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. (Aleph, A)

NASV - I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.” (Aleph, A)

(“And I saw” and “I Looked” are from the same words found in both Aleph and A. The KJV normally follows the Byz manuscripts. It does not in this verse; Byz does not contain the phrase.)


Rev. 6:3-4

KJV - And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

(“and see” is not in the major manuscripts, including Byz, so the KJV does not follow Byz in this verse. It normally does.)

NASV - He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him. (A, Byz)


Rev. 6:5

KJV - And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. (Byz)

NASV - When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth. (A)

(Aleph reads “. . . . Come and See. I looked, and behold . . . .”. So it combines the longer ending of the first sentence with the longer beginning of the second sentence.)


Rev. 6:7-8

KJV - And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Byz)

NASV - When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth. (A)

(Aleph reads “. . . . Come and See. I looked, and behold . . . .”. So it combines the longer ending of the first sentence with the longer beginning of the second sentence.)


Rev. 6:17

KJV - For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (A, Byz)

NASV - for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Aleph)


Rev. 13:1a

KJV - And I stood upon the sand of the sea, (Byz)

NASV - And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. (Aleph, A)


Rev. 13:1b

KJV - . . . upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (Aleph)

NASV - . . . on his heads were blasphemous names. (A, Byz)


Rev. 13:10a

KJV - He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: (no major manuscripts)

NASV - If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; (A)


Rev. 14:3

KJV - And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. (A)

NASV - And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth. (Aleph, Byz)


Rev. 14:8

KJV - And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. (no major manuscripts)

NASV - And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality.” (Aleph, A, Byz)


Rev. 15:3

KJV - 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. (no major manuscripts)

NASV - And they sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations! (Aleph, A, Byz)

Note: The NIV reads “King of the ages”, following other manuscript sources.


Rev. 16:17

KJV - And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. (Byz)

NASV - Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.” (A)


Rev. 19:6

KJV - And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. (A)

NASV - Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. (Aleph, Byz)


Rev. 19:12

KJV - His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. (A)

NASV - His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. (Aleph, Byz)


Rev. 20:9

KJV - And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. (Aleph)

NASV - And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. (A)

Note: Byz reads “out of heaven from God”.


Rev. 21:3

KJV - And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. (A)

NASV - And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, (Aleph, Byz)


Rev. 21:4

KJV - And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Aleph, Byz)

NASV - and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” (A)


Rev. 22:14

KJV - Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. (Byz)

NASV - Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. (Aleph, A)


Rev. 22:21

KJV - The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

"our" (no major manuscripts)

"Lord Jesus Christ" (Byz)

"you all" (no major manuscripts)

NASV - The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

"the Lord Jesus" (Aleph, A)

"all" (A)