New Amharic Standard Version

ራእይ 1:1-20

1ቶሎ መሆን የሚገባውን ነገር ለአገልጋዮቹ እንዲያሳይ፣ እግዚአብሔር ለእርሱ የሰጠው የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ራእይ ይህ ነው፤ ኢየሱስም መልአኩን ልኮ ለአገልጋዩ ለዮሐንስ ገለጠለት፤ 2እርሱም ስለ እግዚአብሔር ቃልና ስለ ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ምስክርነት ያየውን ሁሉ መሰከረ። 3ዘመኑ ቀርቦአል፤ እንግዲህ ይህን የትንቢት ቃል የሚያነብ ብፁዕ ነው፤ የሚሰሙትና የተጻፈውንም የሚጠብቁ ብፁዓን ናቸው።

ሰላምታና ውዳሴ

4ከዮሐንስ፤

በእስያ አውራጃ ለሚገኙ ለሰባቱ አብያተ ክርስቲያናት፤

ካለው፣ ከነበረውና ከሚመጣው፣ በዙፋኑም ፊት ካሉት ከሰባቱ መናፍስት፣1፥4 ወይም ሰባት ዕጥፍ መንፈስ 5እንዲሁም ታማኝ ምስክር፣ ከሙታን በኵርና የምድር ነገሥታት ገዥ ከሆነው ከኢየሱስ ክርስቶስም ጸጋና ሰላም ለእናንተ ይሁን።

ለወደደንና ከኀጢአታችንም በደሙ ነጻ ላወጣን፣ 6አምላኩንና አባቱን እንድናገለግልም መንግሥትና ካህናት ላደረገን፣ ለእርሱ ክብርና ኀይል ከዘላለም እስከ ዘላለም ይሁ አሜን።

7እነሆ፤ በደመና ይመጣል፤

የወጉት እንኳ ሳይቀሩ፣

ዐይን ሁሉ ያየዋል፤

የምድርም ሕዝቦች ሁሉ ከእርሱ የተነሣ ዋይ ዋይ ይላሉ።

አዎ! ይህ ሁሉ ይሆናል፤ አሜን።

8“ያለውና የነበረው፣ የሚመጣውም፣ ሁሉን ቻይ ጌታ አምላክ፣ አልፋና ዖሜጋ እኔ ነኝ” ይላል።

የሰውን ልጅ የሚመስለው

9እኔ ወንድማችሁ ዮሐንስ፣ ከእናንተ ጋር አብሬ በኢየሱስ መከራውንና መንግሥቱን፣ ትዕግሥቱንም ተካፋይ የሆንሁ፣ ስለ እግዚአብሔር ቃልና ስለ ኢየሱስ ምስክርነት ፍጥሞ በምትባል ደሴት ነበርሁ። 10በጌታ ቀን በመንፈስ ነበርሁ፤ የመለከትን ድምፅ የሚመስል ታላቅ ድምፅ ከበስተ ኋላዬ ሰማሁ፤ 11ድምፁም፣ “የምታየውን በጥቅልል መጽሐፍ ጽፈህ በኤፌሶን፣ በሰምርኔስ፣ በጴርጋሞን፣ በትያጥሮን፣ በሰርዴስ፣ በፊላድልፍያና በሎዶቅያ ወደሚገኙት ወደ ሰባቱ የእስያ አብያተ ክርስቲያናት ላክ” አለ።

12እኔም የሚናገረኝን ድምፅ ለማየት ዞር አልሁ፤ ዞር ባልሁም ጊዜ ሰባት የወርቅ መቅረዞችን አየሁ፤ 13በመቅረዞቹም መካከል “የሰው ልጅ የሚመስል” አየሁ፤ እርሱም እስከ እግሩ የሚደርስ መጐናጸፊያ የለበሰ፣ ደረቱንም በወርቅ መታጠቂያ የታጠቀ ነበር። 14ራሱና ጠጒሩም እንደ ነጭ የበግ ጠጒር፣ እንደ በረዶም ነጭ ነበሩ፤ ዐይኖቹም የእሳት ነበልባል ይመስሉ ነበር። 15እግሮቹ በእቶን እሳት የጋለ ናስ ይመስሉ ነበር፤ ድምፁም እንደ ብዙ ወራጅ ውሃ ድምፅ ነበረ። 16በቀኝ እጁ ሰባት ከዋክብት ይዞ ነበር፤ ከአፉም በሁለት በኩል የተሳለ ሰይፍ ይወጣ ነበር፤ ፊቱም በሙሉ ድምቀቱ እንደሚያበራ ፀሓይ ነበረ።

17ባየሁት ጊዜ እንደ ሞተ ሰው ሆኜ በእግሩ ሥር ወደቅሁ። እርሱም ቀኝ እጁን በላዬ ጭኖ እንዲህ አለኝ፤ “አትፍራ፤ የመጀመሪያውም የመጨረሻውም እኔ ነኝ፤ 18እኔ ሕያው ነኝ፤ ሞቼ ነበር፤ እነሆ አሁን ከዘላለም እስከ ዘላለም ድረስ ሕያው ነኝ፤ የሞትና የሲኦል መክፈቻም በእጄ ነው።

19“ስለዚህ ያየኸውን፣ አሁን ያለውንና በኋላም የሚሆነውን ጻፍ። 20በቀኝ እጄ ያየሃቸው የሰባቱ ከዋክብትና የሰባቱ የወርቅ መቅረዞች ምስጢር ይህ ነው፤ ሰባቱ ከዋክብት የሰባቱ አብያተ ክርስቲያናት መላእክት1፥20 ወይም መልእክተኞች ናቸው፤ ሰባቱ መቅረዞች ደግሞ ሰባቱ አብያተ ክርስቲያናት ናቸው።

New International Reader's Version

Revelation 1:1-20

The Revelation Is Given

1This is the revelation from Jesus Christ. God gave it to him to show those who serve God what will happen soon. God made it known by sending his angel to his servant John. 2John is a witness to everything he saw. What he saw is God’s word and what Jesus Christ has said. 3Blessed is the one who reads out loud the words of this prophecy. Blessed are those who hear it and think everything it says is important. The time when these things will come true is near.

Greetings and Praise to God

4I, John, am writing this letter.

I am sending it to the seven churches in Asia Minor.

May grace and peace come to you from God. He is the one who is, and who was, and who will come. May grace and peace come to you from the seven spirits. These spirits are in front of God’s throne. 5May grace and peace come to you from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness, so what he has shown can be trusted. He was the first to rise from the dead. He rules over the kings of the earth.

Glory and power belong to Jesus Christ who loves us! He has set us free from our sins by pouring out his blood for us. 6He has made us members of his royal family. He has made us priests who serve his God and Father. Glory and power belong to Jesus Christ for ever and ever! Amen.

7“Look! He is coming with the clouds!” (Daniel 7:13)

“Every eye will see him.

Even those who pierced him will see him.”

All the nations of the earth “will mourn because of him.” (Zechariah 12:10)

This will really happen! Amen.

8“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord God. “I am the God who is, and who was, and who will come. I am the Mighty One.”

John’s Vision of Christ

9I, John, am a believer like you. I am a friend who suffers like you. As members of Jesus’ royal family, we can put up with anything that happens to us. I was on the island of Patmos because I taught God’s word and what Jesus said. 10The Holy Spirit gave me a vision on the Lord’s Day. I heard a loud voice behind me that sounded like a trumpet. 11The voice said, “Write on a scroll what you see. Send it to the seven churches in Asia Minor. They are Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”

12I turned around to see who was speaking to me. When I turned, I saw seven golden lampstands. 13In the middle of them was someone who looked “like a son of man.” (Daniel 7:13) He was dressed in a long robe with a gold strip of cloth around his chest. 14The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow. His eyes were like a blazing fire. 15His feet were like bronze metal glowing in a furnace. His voice sounded like rushing waters. 16He held seven stars in his right hand. Coming out of his mouth was a sharp sword with two edges. His face was like the sun shining in all its brightness.

17When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. Then he put his right hand on me and said, “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18I am the Living One. I was dead. But now look! I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys to Death and Hell.

19“So write down what you have seen. Write about what is happening now and what will happen later. 20Here is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand. They are the angels of the seven churches. And the seven golden lampstands you saw stand for the seven churches.