Revelation 1:3-5 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
3 Blessed is the one[a] who reads aloud and blessed are those who listen to this prophetic message and heed what is written in it, for the appointed time is near.
II. Letters to the Churches of Asia
Greeting.[b] 4 John, to the seven churches in Asia:[c] grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us[d] from our sins by his blood,