13 Most Famous Verses of Revelation

Verses of Revelation – No study of the Book of Revelation would be complete without diving into the most famous verses from the text. We have another article about the Book of Revelations in a broader sense (discussing the meaning, the key symbols and characters, and even the debate over who really wrote the book), but here the focus is on the actual verses from this legendary book.

Here then are the 13 Most Popular Verses of The Book of Revelation… 

Editor’s Note: The choice of which specific verses are considered the ‘most famous’ was decided by a review of search engine traffic volume as well as cross-references to other respected sites on this topic. Obviously not everyone may agree on the selection of these verses and if YOU have a different verse you’d like to recommend please let us know in the comments. 

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Revelation 1: 1-2

Revelation 1: 1-2

“This book is the record of the events that Jesus Christ revealed. God gave him this revelation in order to show to his servants what must happen very soon. Christ made these things known to his servant John by sending his angel to him, and John has told all that he has seen.” 

Gustav Dore's "John of Patmos"

Revelation 1: 8

Revelation 1: 8 

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.”

Revelation 3: 20

Revelation 3: 20

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”

"Christ at the Door Knocking" by William Holman Hunt c 1853

Revelation 6: 8

Revelation 6: 8

“I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.”

Gustav Dore's Pale Rider

Revelation 6: 12

Revelation 6: 12

“I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red…”

Revelation 7: 9

Revelation 7: 9

“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.”

Revelation 9: 11

Revelation 9: 11

“They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).”

John Bunyan's "Christian vs Abaddon" c 1850

Revelation 12: 7-9

Revelations 12: 7-9

“Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.”

Luca Giordano's "The Fall of the Rebel Angels"

Revelation 13: 1-2

Revelation 13: 1-2

“The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.”

Revelation 13: 16-18

Revelation 13: 16-18 

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.” 

Revelation 14: 1

Revelation 14: 1

“Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.”

Revelation 20: 12-15

Revelation 20: 12-15

“And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.”

Revelation 21: 1-4

Revelation 21: 1-4 

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away’.”

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