The Message

Revelation 1

11-2 A revealing of Jesus, the Messiah. God gave it to make plain to his servants what is about to happen. He published and delivered it by Angel to his servant John. And John told everything he saw: God’s Word— the witness of Jesus Christ!

How blessed the reader! How blessed the hearers and keepers of these oracle words, all the words written in this book!

Time is just about up.

His Eyes Pouring Fire-Blaze

4-7 I, John, am writing this to the seven churches in Asia province: All the best to you from The God Who Is, The God Who Was, and The God About to Arrive, and from the Seven Spirits assembled before his throne, and from Jesus Christ—Loyal Witness, Firstborn from the dead, Ruler of all earthly kings.

Glory and strength to Christ, who loves us,
    who blood-washed our sins from our lives,
Who made us a Kingdom, Priests for his Father,
    forever—and yes, he’s on his way!
Riding the clouds, he’ll be seen by every eye,
    those who mocked and killed him will see him,
People from all nations and all times
    will tear their clothes in lament.
    Oh, Yes.

The Master declares, “I’m A to Z. I’m The God Who Is, The God Who Was, and The God About to Arrive. I’m the Sovereign-Strong.”

9-17 I, John, with you all the way in the trial and the Kingdom and the passion of patience in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God’s Word, the witness of Jesus. It was Sunday and I was in the Spirit, praying. I heard a loud voice behind me, trumpet-clear and piercing: “Write what you see into a book. Send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea.” I turned and saw the voice.

I saw a gold menorah
    with seven branches,
And in the center, the Son of Man,
    in a robe and gold breastplate,
    hair a blizzard of white,
Eyes pouring fire-blaze,
    both feet furnace-fired bronze,
His voice a cataract,
    right hand holding the Seven Stars,
His mouth a sharp-biting sword,
    his face a perigee sun.

I saw this and fainted dead at his feet. His right hand pulled me upright, his voice reassured me:

17-20 “Don’t fear: I am First, I am Last, I’m Alive. I died, but I came to life, and my life is now forever. See these keys in my hand? They open and lock Death’s doors, they open and lock Hell’s gates. Now write down everything you see: things that are, things about to be. The Seven Stars you saw in my right hand and the seven-branched gold menorah—do you want to know what’s behind them? The Seven Stars are the Angels of the seven churches; the menorah’s seven branches are the seven churches.”

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Okubikkulirwa 1

Ennyanjula

1Okubikkulirwa kwa Yesu Kristo, Katonda kwe yamuwa okulaga abaddu be ebyo ebiteekwa okubaawo amangu. Kristo yakimanyisa ng’atuma malayika we eri omuweereza we Yokaana eyategeeza ekigambo kya Katonda n’obujulirwa bwa Yesu Kristo ku byonna bye yalaba. Alina omukisa oyo asoma n’abo abawulira ebigamb MAT - Mathayo o by’obunnabbi buno, ne beekuuma ebiwandiikiddwa, kubanga ekiseera kiri kiweddeyo.

Okulamusa n’Okutendereza Mukama

Nze Yokaana mpandiikira Ekkanisa omusanvu eziri mu Asiya.

Mbagaliza ekisa n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda oyo aliwo, era eyaliwo era alibaawo; n’ebiva eri emyoyo omusanvu egiri mu maaso g’entebe ye ey’obwakabaka,[a] era n’okuva eri Yesu Kristo omujulirwa omwesigwa. Oyo ye yasooka okuzuukira mu bafu, era y’afuga bakabaka ab’omu nsi; oyo yatwagala, era ye yatuggya mu bibi byaffe n’omusaayi gwe, n’atufuula obwakabaka bw’obwakabona bwa Katonda, Kitaawe. Ekitiibwa n’obuyinza bibeerenga eri oyo emirembe n’emirembe. Amiina.

Laba, ajja n’ebire,
    na buli liiso lirimulaba,
n’abaamufumita balimulaba,
    era n’amawanga gonna ku nsi galimukungubagira.
Weewaawo. Amiina!

“Nze Alufa ne Omega,”[b] bw’ayogera Mukama Katonda, “oyo aliwo, eyabaawo era alikomawo, Ayinzabyonna.”

Oyo eyali ng’Omwana w’Omuntu

Nze muganda wammwe Yokaana, abonaabonera awamu nammwe mu bwakabaka ne mu kugumiikiriza ebiri mu Yesu, nnali ku kizinga ekiyitibwa Patumo, olw’ekigambo kya Katonda era n’okujulira ebya Yesu. 10 Nnali mu mwoyo ku lunaku lwa Mukama waffe,[c] ne mpulira eddoboozi ery’omwanguka emabega wange, eryavuga ng’ery’akagombe, 11 nga ligamba nti, “By’olaba, biwandiike mu kitabo, okiweereze eri Ekkanisa omusanvu: Ekkanisa ey’omu Efeso, n’ey’omu Sumuna, n’ey’omu Perugamo, n’ey’omu Suwatira, n’ey’omu Saadi, n’ey’omu Firaderufiya n’ey’omu Lawodikiya.”

12 Ne nkyuka okulaba eyali ayogera nange, ne ndaba ebikondo by’ettaala ebya zaabu musanvu. 13 Era wakati mu byo ne ndabamu omuntu “eyali ng’Omwana w’Omuntu” eyali ayambadde ekyambalo ekiwanvu ekikoma ku bigere, nga yeesibye mu kifuba olukoba olwa zaabu. 14 Omutwe gwe n’enviiri ze byali byeru ng’ebyoya by’endiga ebyeru, era nga bifaanana ng’omuzira, n’amaaso ge nga gali ng’ennimi z’omuliro. 15 Ebigere bye byali ng’ekikomo ekizigule ekyakaayakana mu muliro n’eddoboozi lye nga liyira ng’amazzi amangi. 16 Yali akutte emmunyeenye musanvu mu mukono gwe ogwa ddyo era ng’alina ekitala ekyogi eky’obwogi obubiri[d] mu kamwa ke; n’ekyenyi kye nga kiri ng’enjuba eyakaayakana mu maanyi gaayo.

17 Bwe namulaba, ne ngwa wansi ku bigere bye ne mba ng’afudde, kyokka ye n’anteekako omukono gwe ogwa ddyo n’aŋŋamba nti, “Totya. Nze Owoolubereberye era Owenkomerero, 18 era omulamu. Nnali nfudde naye kaakano ndi mulamu emirembe gyonna, era nnina ebisumuluzo eby’okufa n’amagombe.

19 “Kale wandiika ebyo by’olabye ebiriwo n’ebyo ebinaatera okubaawo oluvannyuma lw’ebyo ebiriwo. 20 Ka nkubuulire amakulu g’emmunyeenye omusanvu z’olabye mu mukono gwange ogwa ddyo, era n’ebikondo eby’ettaala ebya zaabu omusanvu. Emmunyeenye omusanvu be bamalayika b’Ekkanisa omusanvu, ate ebikondo by’ettaala eza zaabu omusanvu ze Kkanisa omusanvu.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:4 Amakanisa omusanvu gaali geeyawudde kilomita amakumi ataano nga gali mu ngeri ya nnekulungo, okuva ku Efeso okutuuka ku Lawodikiya, ekiri mu buvanjuba bwa Efeso. Ekitabo kyonna ekya kubikkulirwa kyaweerezebwa mu buli kkanisa
  2. 1:8 Alufa ne Omega ze nnukuta ez’Oluyonaani. Alufa y’esooka, Omega n’esembayo. Katonda ye ntandikwa era ye nkomerero
  3. 1:10 Olunaku lwa Mukama waffe: kye kikozesebwa okutegeeza olunaku olusooka olwa wiiki, era lujjukirwa nga lwe lunaku Yesu lwe yazuukirirako mu bafu. Lwe lunaku Abakristaayo kwe baakuŋŋaaniranga ne basolooza ebirabo
  4. 1:16 Ekitala ekyogi eky’obwogi obubiri ekyogerwako wano, kyali kiwanvu nga kifaanana ekitala kya Sirasiya