Verse 8. And I saw, and behold, a pale horse, signifies the understanding of the Word destroyed both as to good and as to truth "A horse" signifies the understanding of the Word (n.298), and "pale" signifies no vitality. AR 29. Angels, who are so prominent in Revelation, are the instruments that God uses to temporarily suspend judgment on the earth. 1. Revelation 1:8 New King James Version (NKJV) 8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, [ a ] the Beginning and the End,” says the [ b ] Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Amen. Revelation 1:8 (NIV): "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:8. The number 12,000 symbolizes completeness in Revelation 21:16. The city of Sardis was located about fifty miles east of Ephesus. ... Jesus began the book of Revelation calling himself the Alpha and Omega in Revelation 1:8. These words apply to God, not to Christ. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Revelation 2:8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. God is living with his people. See more. Revelation 6 – The First Six Seals A. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. Revelation 1:4 Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. Revelation definition, the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure. (1-8) The fifth. Notes. Revelation 1:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Revelation 1:8, NIV: "I am the Alpha and the Omega,' says the Lord God, 'who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.'" “The saying ‘who is, who was, who is to come,’ with the addition of ‘the Almighty,’ occurs as a fourfold attestation of God’s deity, eternity, presence, and power (1:8; 4:8). Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. 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. Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (NIV) 1. Let his enemies boast and rage ever so much in the intermediate time, yet he is both the Alpha, or beginning, and the Omega, or end, of all things. If Revelation has an early date, this was a prediction that John’s people would be facing this situation soon.