Isaiah 48:1-15 HEAR ye this, O house of Jacob which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by THE NAME OF THE LORD, and make mention of the GOD OF ISRAEL, but NOT IN TRUTH, NOR IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD OF HOSTS is his name. I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.
Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass; I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them. Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them. They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them. Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.
For MY NAME’S SAKE will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he;
I AM THE FIRST, I ALSO AM THE LAST.
Mine hand also hath LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH,
and my right hand hath SPANNED THE HEAVENS: when I call unto them, they stand up together. All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath declared these things? The LORD hath loved him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans. I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
QUESTION: Who is this that LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, and SPANNED THE HEAVENS WITH HIS RIGHT HAND, and who is «THE FIRST AND THE LAST?»
Colossians 1:13-18 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of HIS DEAR SON: In whom we have redemption THROUGH HIS BLOOD, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the IMAGE of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For BY HIM were ALL THINGS CREATED, that are IN HEAVEN, and that are IN EARTH, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: ALL things WERE CREATED BY HIM, AND FOR HIM: And he is BEFORE ALL THINGS, and BY HIM ALL THINGS CONSIST. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the BEGINNING, the firstborn from the dead: that in all things he might have the preeminence.
NOTE: Notice that Jesus Christ is the creater of all things: «For BY HIM were ALL THINGS CREATED, that are IN HEAVEN, and that are IN EARTH, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: ALL things WERE CREATED BY HIM, AND FOR HIM: And he is BEFORE ALL THINGS, and BY HIM ALL THINGS CONSIST.»
Revelation 1:1-18 THE Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. JOHN to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from HIM WHICH IS, and WHICH WAS, and WHICH IS TO COME; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 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. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amem.
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.
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day,
and heard behind me a great voice,
as of A TRUMPET, saying, I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE FIRST AND THE LAST:
and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
And I turned to SEE THE VOICE that spake with me.
And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the SON OF MAN, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, FEAR NOT; I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST. I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
NOTE: John heard behind him a great voice, as of A TRUMPET, saying, I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE FIRST AND THE LAST. (ALPHA is the first letter in the Greek alphabet, and OMEGA is the last letter in the Greek alphabet.)
John then turned to SEE THE VOICE that spake with him. John saw one like THE SON OF MAN and He (the Son Of Man) laid His right hand upon John, saying unto him, FEAR NOT; I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST. I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE. This was in fact Jesus Christ «the Son of Man» — «the Son of God» — «God in the flesh.»
Revelation 21:1-8 AND I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 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 with them, and be their God. 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. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new, And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done,
I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END.
I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be HIS GOD, and he shall be my son. BUT THE FEARFUL, AND UNBELIEVING, AND THE ABOMINABLE, AND MURDERERS, AND WHOREMONGERS, AND SORCERERS, AND IDOLATERS, AND ALL LIARS, SHALL HAVE THEIR PART IN THE LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE: WHICH IS THE SECOND DEATH.
Revelation 22:11-21 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END, THE FIRST AND THE LAST.
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. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.
I am the root and the offspring of David,
and the bright and morning star. 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. 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. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
NOTE: In the preceding verses, Jesus says, «I Jesus am alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last, the root and the offspring of David.»
ANSWER: Jesus Christ, …WITHOUT QUESTION.