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

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Zjavenie Apoštola Jána 1

Prológ

1 V tejto knihe odhaľuje Ježiš Kristus Božie tajomstvá a plány, aby jeho služobníci vedeli, čo sa má onedlho diať. Prostredníctvom anjela to všetko zjavil svojmu služobníkovi Jánovi.

A Ján dosvedčuje, že to všetko videl a zachytil ako Božie slovo, ktoré mu zjavil Ježiš Kristus.

Šťastný je ten, čo číta prorocké slová tejto knihy, aj ten, kto ich počúva a podľa nich aj koná, lebo toto všetko sa naozaj čoskoro stane.

Pozdravy siedmim zborom

Toto píše Ján siedmim zborom v Malej Ázii. Želám vám milosť a pokoj od toho, ktorý je, ktorý bol a ktorý príde. A takisto vám želám milosť a pokoj od Svätého Ducha, ktorý zastupuje pred Božím trónom každý váš zbor,

aj od Ježiša Krista, verného svedka, ktorý prvý vstal z mŕtvych a vládne nad všetkými pozemskými panovníkmi. Jemu, ktorý nás miluje a svojou smrťou na kríži nás oslobodil od hriechov,

dal nám podiel na svojom kráľovstve a urobil nás kňazov, ktorí slúžia Bohu, jeho Otcovi, patrí sláva i vláda na večné veky. Amen.

Pozrite, prichádza v oblakoch! Každý ho uvidí, aj tí, čo ho pribili na kríž, a budú pre neho nariekať všetci ľudia na zemi. Áno, tak to bude!

Ja som Alfa i Omega, počiatok i koniec," hovorí Boh, Pán, ktorý som, bol som od počiatku a bude mi patriť aj záver dejín, lebo mám všetku moc."

Jánovo videnie

Ja, váš brat Ján, spolu s vami znášam útrapy i prenasledovanie. Podobne ako vy trpezlivo čakám, že Ježiš Kristus znova príde, a potom budem mať spolu s vami podiel na jeho kraľovaní. Pretože som zvestoval Božie Slovo a verejne svedčil o Pánu Ježišovi, vypovedali ma na ostrov Patmos.

10 Raz v Pánov deň ma uchvátil Boží Duch a zrazu som počul, ako mi za chrbtom zaznel hlas, mocný ako zatrúbenie poľnice:

11 Všetko, čo vidíš, zapíš do knihy a pošli to siedmim zborom v Malej Ázii: do Efezu, Smyrny, Pergama, Tyatiry, Sárd, Filadelfie a do Laodicey!"

12 Obrátil som sa, aby som videl, kto sa to so mnou zhovára. A tu som zazrel sedem zlatých svietnikov.

13 Uprostred nich stál ktosi pripomínajúci Syna človeka. Bol zahalený do dlhého plášťa a cez prsia prepásaný zlatou šerpou.

14 Vlasy mal biele ako vlna a bieloskvúce ako sneh. Oči mu žiarili ako plameň ohňa

15 a nohy sa mu jagali ako roztavené zlato. Hlas mu burácal ako morský príboj.

16 V pravej ruke držal sedem hviezd a z úst mu vychádzal ostrý dvojsečný meč. A celá tvár mu žiarila ako slnko, keď svieti v plnej sile.

17 Keď som ho uvidel, padol som k jeho nohám ako mŕtvy. Ale on mi položil na hlavu pravú ruku a povedal: Neboj sa! Ja som Prvý i Posledný a

18 Živý. Bol som mŕtvy, ale teraz som živý na veky vekov a mám kľúče od smrti i od pekla.

19 Napíš teda, čo si videl -- to, čo je, i čo sa má stať potom.

20 Tajomstvo siedmich hviezd, ktoré si videl v mojej pravici, a siedmich zlatých svietnikov je toto: sedem hviezd sú predstavení siedmich zborov a sedem svietnikov je tých sedem zborov.