Revelation 22:17 – Genesis 1:2

What does everybody think of this …

A (Rev 22:17) And THE SPIRIT and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

B (Rev. 22:18-19) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, GOD shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, GOD shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

C (Rev. 22:20) He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. AMEN.

D (Rev. 22:20) Even so, come, LORD JESUS.

E (Rev. 22:21) The grace

D′ (Rev. 22:21) of our LORD JESUS Christ be with you all.

C′  (Rev. 22:21) AMEN.

B′ (Gen. 1:1) In the beginning GOD created the heaven and the earth.

A′ (Gen. 1:2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And THE SPIRIT of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Note also, that in the previous verse in Revelation 22, verse 16, Christ is described as “the bright and morning star” and in the next verse in Genesis 1, verse 3, there is light.

3 thoughts on “Revelation 22:17 – Genesis 1:2”

  1. Note that I have updated this chiasm. The two “Amen”s form a pair within the chiasm which for some reason I had missed before. This means that “grace” is at the centre of a chiasm at the end of Revelation irrespective of the link with Genesis,

  2. Chiasms are purposeful or accidental. The fact that only A’, B’ match shows this is not a chiasm, but is something else equally important – Revelation 20-21 completes and reverses Genesis 1-3.

  3. This might be simpler and straight to the point:

    A. (Gen. 1:1) In the beginning GOD created the heaven and the earth.

    B. (Gen. 1:2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And THE SPIRIT of God moved upon the face of the waters.

    B’. (Rev 22:17) And THE SPIRIT and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

    A’. (Rev. 22:18-19) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, GOD shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, GOD shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

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