New American Standard Bible

Revelation 1

The Revelation of Jesus Christ

1The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and [a]communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and [b]heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.

Message to the Seven Churches

John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who [c]is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins [d]by His blood— and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to [e]His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who [f]is to come, the Almighty.”

The Patmos Vision

I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and [g]perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 I was [h]in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet, 11 saying, “Write in a [i]book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”

12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; 13 and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like [j]a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. 14 His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. 15 His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. 16 In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun [k]shining in its strength.

17 When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, 18 and the living One; and I [l]was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades. 19 Therefore write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things. 20 As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Notas al pie

  1. Revelation 1:1 Or signified
  2. Revelation 1:3 Or keep
  3. Revelation 1:4 Or is coming
  4. Revelation 1:5 Or in
  5. Revelation 1:6 Or God and His Father
  6. Revelation 1:8 Or is coming
  7. Revelation 1:9 Or steadfastness
  8. Revelation 1:10 Or in spirit
  9. Revelation 1:11 Or scroll
  10. Revelation 1:13 Or the Son of Man
  11. Revelation 1:16 Lit shines
  12. Revelation 1:18 Lit became

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

启示录 1

1以下是上帝赐给耶稣基督的启示,让祂把将来要发生的事指示祂的众奴仆。因此,祂差遣天使告诉祂的奴仆约翰。 约翰便为自己所看见的一切——上帝的道和耶稣基督做见证。 那位宣读这预言的人和那些听见并遵守其中内容的人有福了,因为日期近了。

问候七教会

4-5 我约翰写信给你们亚细亚的七间教会。愿昔在、今在、以后永在的上帝,祂宝座前的七灵[a]和耶稣基督赐给你们恩典和平安。耶稣基督是忠心的见证人,是首先从死里复活的,是世上君王的首领。祂爱我们,用自己的血救我们脱离罪恶, 使我们成为祭司的国度[b]来事奉祂的父上帝。愿祂得到一切荣耀和权柄,一直到永永远远。阿们!

看啊!祂要驾云降临,世人都要看见祂,包括曾经刺祂的人。地上的万族都必因祂而哀哭。这事必定实现。阿们!

主上帝说:“我是阿拉法,我是俄梅加[c],我是昔在、今在、以后永在的全能者。”

基督的显现

我约翰是你们的弟兄,在耶稣里和你们患难与共、同享国度、一起忍耐。我因传扬上帝的道、为主耶稣做见证而到了拔摩海岛上。 10 主日,我被圣灵感动,听见身后有号角般响亮的声音说: 11 “把你所看见的写在书上,然后送给以弗所、士每拿、别迦摩、推雅推喇、撒狄、非拉铁非和老底嘉七间教会。”

12 我转身看究竟是谁在对我说话,我看见七个金灯台, 13 有一位好像人子耶稣的站在这些灯台中间。祂长袍垂脚,金带围胸, 14 头与发白如羊毛、洁白如雪,眼睛像火焰, 15 双脚像炉中冶炼过的铜一样光亮,声音如同洪涛之声。 16 祂右手拿着七颗星,口中吐出一把两刃的利剑,面貌如烈日放光。

17 我一看见祂,便扑倒在祂脚前,像死了一样。祂把右手按在我身上,说:“不要害怕!我是首先的,我是末后的, 18 我是永活者。我曾经死过,但看啊,我永永远远活着。我掌握死亡和阴间的钥匙。 19 所以,你要将所看见的一切——现在和将来要发生的事都记录下来。 20 你所看见在我右手中的七颗星和七个金灯台的奥秘是,七颗星代表七间教会的天使[d],七个灯台代表七间教会。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:4-5 七灵”指的就是圣灵,数字七代表完全,不是说有七个灵。
  2. 1:6 成为祭司的国度”或译“成为国度,做祭司”。
  3. 1:8 阿拉法”和“俄梅加”分别是希腊文第一个和最后一个字母,故此句意即“我是始,我是终”。
  4. 1:20 天使”或译“信使”或“使者”,下同,可能指教会的守护天使,或者是教会的领袖。