Knijga O Kristu

Otkrivenje 1

Ivan izvješćuje o Božjoj riječi i svjedočanstvu Isusa Krista - o svemu što je vidio.

Blago onome koji čita ovo proroštvo i onima koji slušaju njegove riječi te vrše što je u njemu napisano. Jer vrijeme kad će se ono ispuniti je blizu.

Ivan pozdravlja sedam crkava

Ovo pismo piše Ivan sedmerim crkvama u Maloj Aziji. Neka vam je milost i mir od onoga koji jest, koji je oduvijek bio i koji će doći; od sedam duhova pred njegovim prijestoljem

te od Isusa Krista koji vjerno svjedoči o tomu, koji je prvi ustao od mrtvih i vladar je nad svim zemaljskim kraljevima.Neka je slava njemu koji nas ljubi i koji nas je oslobodio od grijeha prolivši za nas svoju krv.

Učinio nas je kraljevstvom i svećenstvom Boga, svojega Oca. Neka mu je slava i vlast uvijeke! On vlada zauvijek. Amen.

Gle! On dolazi s oblacima nebeskim. I vidjet će ga svi, čak i oni koji su ga proboli. Svi će narodi na zemlji proplakati zbog njega. Da. Amen.

'Ja sam Alfa i Omega, Početak i Svršetak

Viđenje Sina Čovječjega

Ja, Ivan, vaš brat, kao i vi u Kristu sam dionik patnji i kraljevstva te postojanosti. Izgnan sam na otok Patmos zbog propovijedanja Božje riječi i svjedočenja o Isusu.

10 Bio je Dan Gospodnji. Ponio me Duh i odjednom sam iza sebe začuo glas snažan poput zvuka trublje.

11 'Zapiši što ti kažem

12 Okrenem se da vidim tko mi govori, ali ugledam sedam zlatnih svijećnjaka,

13 a među svijećnjacima nekoga sličnog čovjeku.[a] Bio je odjeven u dugu haljinu, sa zlatnim pasom oko prsa.

14 Kosa mu je bila bijela poput bijele vune, poput snijega, oči kao ognjeni plamen,

15 noge sjajne poput mjedi u peći užarene, a glas poput šuma golemih morskih valova.

16 U desnoj je ruci držao sedam zvijezda, a u ustima oštar dvosjekli mač. Lice mu je blistalo poput Sunca u punome sjaju.

17 Kad sam ga opazio, pao sam do njegovih nogu kao mrtav. Ali on stavi na mene desnu ruku i reče mi: 'Ne boj se! Ja sam Prvi i Posljednji.

18 živ sam! Bio sam mrtav, ali živim zauvijek. Imam ključeve smrti i podzemlja.

19 Zapiši što si vidio: što se sada događa i što će se dogoditi poslije.

20 Evo što znače sedam zvijezda koje si vidio u mojoj desnoj ruci i sedam zlatnih svijećnjaka: sedam su zvijezda anđeli[b] sedam crkava, a sedam svijećnjaka sedam crkava.

Notas al pie

  1. Otkrivenje 1:13 U grčkome: sličnoga sinu čovječjemu. Znači sličan ljudskome biću, čovjeku.
  2. Otkrivenje 1:20 Ili: glasnici.

New Living Translation

Revelation 1

Prologue

1This is a revelation from[a] Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants the events that must soon[b] take place. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant John, who faithfully reported everything he saw. This is his report of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near.

John’s Greeting to the Seven Churches

This letter is from John to the seven churches in the province of Asia.[c]

Grace and peace to you from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the sevenfold Spirit[d] before his throne; and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world.

All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us. He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.

Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven.
    And everyone will see him—
    even those who pierced him.
And all the nations of the world
    will mourn for him.
Yes! Amen!

“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,”[e] says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”

Vision of the Son of Man

I, John, am your brother and your partner in suffering and in God’s Kingdom and in the patient endurance to which Jesus calls us. I was exiled to the island of Patmos for preaching the word of God and for my testimony about Jesus. 10 It was the Lord’s Day, and I was worshiping in the Spirit.[f] Suddenly, I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet blast. 11 It said, “Write in a book[g] everything you see, and send it to the seven churches in the cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”

12 When I turned to see who was speaking to me, I saw seven gold lampstands. 13 And standing in the middle of the lampstands was someone like the Son of Man.[h] He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash across his chest. 14 His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire. 15 His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves. 16 He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance.

17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.[i]

19 “Write down what you have seen—both the things that are now happening and the things that will happen.[j] 20 This is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lampstands: The seven stars are the angels[k] of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1a Or of.
  2. 1:1b Or suddenly, or quickly.
  3. 1:4a Asia was a Roman province in what is now western Turkey.
  4. 1:4b Greek the seven spirits.
  5. 1:8 Greek I am the Alpha and the Omega, referring to the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.
  6. 1:10 Or in spirit.
  7. 1:11 Or on a scroll.
  8. 1:13 Or like a son of man. See Dan 7:13. “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
  9. 1:18 Greek and Hades.
  10. 1:19 Or what you have seen and what they mean—the things that have already begun to happen.
  11. 1:20 Or the messengers.