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Revelation 1:1-20

Prologue

1The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

Greetings and Doxology

4John,

To the seven churches in the province of Asia:

Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits1:4 That is, the sevenfold Spirit before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

7“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”1:7 Daniel 7:13

and “every eye will see him,

even those who pierced him”;

and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”1:7 Zech. 12:10

So shall it be! Amen.

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

John’s Vision of Christ

9I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”

12I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man,1:13 See Daniel 7:13. dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

17When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed 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, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

19“Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. 20The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels1:20 Or messengers of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Knijga O Kristu

Otkrivenje 1:1-20

Uvod

1Ovo je otkrivenje Isusa Krista, koje mu je Bog dao da pokaže svojim slugama što se ima uskoro dogoditi. Bog je poslao anđela svojemu sluzi Ivanu da bi mogao otkrivenje prenijeti drugima. 2Ivan izvješćuje o Božjoj riječi i svjedočanstvu Isusa Krista—o svemu što je vidio.

3Blago onome koji čita ovo proroštvo i onima koji slušaju njegove riječi te vrše što je u njemu napisano. Jer vrijeme kad će se ono ispuniti je blizu.

Ivan pozdravlja sedam crkava

4Ovo pismo piše Ivan sedmerim crkvama u Maloj Aziji. Neka vam je milost i mir od onoga koji jest, koji je oduvijek bio i koji će doći; od sedam duhova pred njegovim prijestoljem 5te od Isusa Krista koji vjerno svjedoči o tomu, koji je prvi ustao od mrtvih i vladar je nad svim zemaljskim kraljevima.

Neka je slava njemu koji nas ljubi i koji nas je oslobodio od grijeha prolivši za nas svoju krv. 6Učinio nas je kraljevstvom i svećenstvom Boga, svojega Oca. Neka mu je slava i vlast uvijeke! On vlada zauvijek. Amen.

7Gle! On dolazi s oblacima nebeskim. I vidjet će ga svi, čak i oni koji su ga proboli. Svi će narodi na zemlji proplakati zbog njega. Da. Amen.

8“Ja sam Alfa i Omega, Početak i Svršetak”, kaže Gospodin Bog. “Ja sam Svemogući, onaj koji jest, koji je oduvijek bio i koji će doći.”

Viđenje Sina Čovječjega

9Ja, Ivan, vaš brat, kao i vi u Kristu sam dionik patnji i kraljevstva te postojanosti. Izgnan sam na otok Patmos zbog propovijedanja Božje riječi i svjedočenja o Isusu. 10Bio je Dan Gospodnji. Ponio me Duh i odjednom sam iza sebe začuo glas snažan poput zvuka trublje. 11“Zapiši što ti kažem”, reče mi glas, “i pošalji sedmerim crkvama: u Efez, Smirnu, Pergam, Tijatiru, Sard, Filadelfiju i Laodiceju.”

12Okrenem se da vidim tko mi govori, ali ugledam sedam zlatnih svijećnjaka, 13a među svijećnjacima nekoga sličnog čovjeku.1:13 U grčkome: sličnoga sinu čovječjemu. Ne odnosi se na Isusa Krista, već znači sličan ljudskome biću, čovjeku. Bio je odjeven u dugu haljinu, sa zlatnim pasom oko prsa. 14Kosa mu je bila bijela poput bijele vune, poput snijega, oči kao ognjeni plamen, 15noge sjajne poput mjedi u peći užarene, a glas poput šuma golemih morskih valova. 16U desnoj je ruci držao sedam zvijezda, a u ustima oštar dvosjekli mač. Lice mu je blistalo poput sunca u punome sjaju.

17Kad sam ga opazio, pao sam do njegovih nogu kao mrtav. Ali on stavi na mene desnu ruku i reče mi: “Ne boj se! Ja sam Prvi i Posljednji. 18Živ sam! Bio sam mrtav, ali živim zauvijek. Imam ključeve smrti i podzemlja. 19Zapiši što si vidio: što se sada događa i što će se dogoditi poslije. 20Evo što znače sedam zvijezda koje si vidio u mojoj desnoj ruci i sedam zlatnih svijećnjaka: sedam su zvijezda anđeli1:20 Ili: glasnici. sedam crkava, a sedam svijećnjaka sedam crkava.