1The 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: 2Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 3Blessed 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. 4John 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; 5And 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, 6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 8I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
9I 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. 10I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11Saying, 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. 12And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13And 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. 14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16And 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. 17And 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: 18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
19Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; 20The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
1Vumbulutso lochokera kwa Yesu Khristu, limene Mulungu anamupatsa kuti aonetse atumiki ake zimene zinayenera kuchitika posachedwa. Iye anatuma mngelo wake kuti adziwitse mtumiki wake Yohane, 2amene akuchitira umboni chilichonse chimene anachiona. Awa ndi Mawu a Mulungu ndi umboni wa Yesu Khristu. 3Ngodala munthu amene awerenga mawu oneneratu zamʼtsogolo ndi iwo amene amamva ndi kusunga zolembedwa mʼbukuli pakuti nthawi yayandikira.
Malonje kwa Mipingo Isanu ndi Iwiri
Kupita ku mipingo isanu ndi iwiri ya mʼchigawo cha Asiya.
Chisomo ndi mtendere kwa inu, kuchokera kwa Iye amene ali, amene analipo ndi amene akubwera ndi kwa mizimu isanu ndi iwiri yokhala patsogolo pa mpando wake waufumu, 5ndiponso kuchokera kwa Yesu Khristu mboni yokhulupirika, woyamba kuukitsidwa, ndi wolamulira mafumu a dziko lapansi.
Kwa Iye amene amatikonda ndipo watimasula ku machimo athu ndi magazi ake, 6ndipo watisandutsa mafumu ndi ansembe kuti tizitumikira Mulungu ndi Atate ake. Kwa Iye kukhale ulemerero ndi mphamvu ku nthawi zosatha, Ameni.
7“Onani akubwera ndi mitambo,”
ndipo “Aliyense adzamuona,
ndi amene anamubaya omwe.”
Ndipo anthu a mitundu yonse ya pa dziko lapansi “adzalira chingʼangʼadza chifukwa cha Iye.”
Zidzakhaladi momwemo, Ameni.
8“Ine ndine Alefa ndi Omega,” akutero Ambuye Mulungu Wamphamvuzonseyo “amene muli, amene munalipo, ndi amene mudzakhalapo.”
Wina Wokhala ngati Mwana wa Munthu
9Ine Yohane mʼbale wanu ndi mnzanu mʼmasautso ndi mu ufumu ndi mukupirira kwambiri, zomwe ndi zathu mwa Yesu, ndinali pa chilumba cha Patimo chifukwa cha Mawu a Mulungu ndi umboni wa Yesu. 10Pa tsiku la Ambuye ndinanyamulidwa ndi Mzimu ndipo ndinamva kumbuyo kwanga mawu ofuwula ngati lipenga, 11amene anati, “Lemba mʼbuku zimene ukuziona ndipo uzitumize ku mipingo isanu ndi iwiri ya ku Efeso, Simurna, Pergamo, Tiyatira, Sarde, Filadefiya ndi ku Laodikaya.”
12Nditatembenuka kuti ndione amene amandiyankhulayo, ndinaona zoyikapo nyale zisanu ndi ziwiri zagolide. 13Pakati pa zoyikapo nyalezo ndinaona wina wooneka ngati Mwana wa Munthu atavala mkanjo wofika kumapazi ake ndipo anamangirira lamba wagolide pa chifuwa pake. 14Tsitsi lake linali loyera ngati thonje, kuyera ngati matalala, ndipo maso ake amawala ngati malawi amoto. 15Mapazi ake anali ngati chitsulo choti chili mʼngʼanjo yamoto, ndipo mawu ake anali ngati mkokomo wamadzi othamanga. 16Mʼdzanja lake lamanja ananyamula nyenyezi zisanu ndi ziwiri, ndipo mʼkamwa mwake munali lupanga lakuthwa konsekonse. Nkhope yake imawala ngati dzuwa lowala kwambiri.
17Nditamuona ndinagwa pa mapazi ake ngati wakufa. Kenaka Iye anasanjika dzanja lake lamanja pa ine nati, “Usachite mantha. Ndine Woyamba ndi Wotsiriza. 18Ine ndine Wamoyo; ndinali wakufa ndipo taona ndine wamoyo mpaka muyaya! Ndipo ndili ndi makiyi a imfa ndi Hade.
19“Chomwecho, lemba zimene waona, zimene zilipo panopa ndi zimene zidzachitike mʼtsogolo. 20Tanthauzo la nyenyezi zisanu ndi ziwiri zimene waziona mʼdzanja langa lamanja ndi la zoyikapo nyale zagolide zisanu ndi ziwiri ndi ili: Nyenyezi zisanu ndi ziwiri ndi angelo a mipingo isanu ndi iwiri ija, ndipo zoyikapo nyale zisanu ndi ziwiri zija ndi mipingo isanu ndi iwiri ija.”