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
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.
1Wahayin Yesu Kiristi, wanda Allah ya ba shi yă nuna wa bayinsa abin da lalle zai faru nan ba da daɗewa ba. Ya bayyana shi ta wurin aiko da mala’ikansa zuwa ga bawansa Yohanna, 2wanda ya shaida dukan abin da ya gani, wato, maganar Allah da kuma shaidar Yesu Kiristi. 3Mai albarka ne wanda yake karanta waɗannan kalmomin annabci, masu albarka ne kuma waɗanda suke jinsu, suke kuma sa abin da aka rubuta a ciki a zuciya, domin lokaci ya yi kusa.
Gaisuwa da yabo
Zuwa ga ikkilisiyoyi bakwai da suke a lardin Asiya.
Alheri da salama gare ku daga shi wanda yake a yanzu, wanda yake a dā, da kuma wanda zai zo, da kuma daga ruhohi bakwai da suke a gaban kursiyinsa, 5da kuma daga Yesu Kiristi, wanda yake amintaccen shaida, ɗan farin daga tashin matattu, da kuma mai mulkin sarakunan duniya.
Gare shi wanda yake ƙaunarmu wanda kuma ya ’yantar da mu daga zunubanmu ta wurin jininsa, 6ya kuma mai da mu masarauta da firistoci don mu yi wa Allahnsa da Ubansa hidima, a gare shi ɗaukaka da iko sun tabbata har abada abadin! Amin.
7“Duba, yana zuwa cikin gizagizai,
kowane ido kuwa zai gan shi,
har da waɗanda suka soke shi”;
dukan mutanen duniya kuwa “za su yi makoki dominsa.”
Bari yă zama haka nan! Amin.
8“Ni ne Alfa da kuma Omega,” in ji Ubangiji Allah, “wanda yake a yanzu, wanda yake a dā, da kuma wanda zai zo, Maɗaukaki.”
Wani kama da Ɗan Mutum
9Ni, Yohanna, ɗan’uwanku da kuma abokin tarayyarku cikin wahala da mulki, da kuma haƙurin jimrewa da suke namu cikin Yesu, ina can tsibirin Fatmos saboda maganar Allah da kuma saboda shaidar Yesu. 10A Ranar Ubangiji ina cikin Ruhu, sai na ji a bayana wata babbar murya kamar ƙaho, 11wadda ta ce, “Rubuta a cikin naɗaɗɗen littafi abin da ka gani ka kuma aika ta zuwa ga ikkilisiyoyi bakwai, zuwa Afisa, Simirna, Fergamum, Tiyatira, Sardis, Filadelfiya, da kuma Lawodiseya.”
12Sai na juya don in ga muryar da take magana da ni. Da na juya kuwa sai na ga alkukan fitilu bakwai na zinariya. 13A tsakiyar alkukan kuwa akwai wani “kama da ɗan mutum,”1.13 Dubi Dan 7.13. saye da rigar da ya kai har ƙafafunsa da kuma ɗamarar zinariya daure a ƙirjinsa. 14Kansa da kuma gashin fari ne fat kamar ulu, fari kamar dusar ƙanƙara, idanunsa kuwa kamar harshen wuta. 15Sawunsa sun yi kamar tagullar da take haske cikin matoya, muryarsa kuma ta yi kamar muryar ruwaye masu gudu. 16A hannunsa na dama ya riƙe taurari bakwai, daga bakinsa kuwa takobi mai kaifi biyu ya fito. Fuskarsa ta yi kamar rana mai haskakawa da dukan haskenta.
17Sa’ad da na gan shi, sai na fāɗi a gabansa sai ka ce matacce. Sai ya ɗibiya hannunsa na dama a kaina ya ce, “Kada ka ji tsoro. Ni ne Farko da kuma Ƙarshe. 18Ni ne Rayayye, dā na mutu, ga shi kuwa ina a raye har abada abadin! Ina kuma riƙe da mabuɗan mutuwa da na Hades.
19“Saboda haka, ka rubuta abin da ka gani, abin da yake yanzu, da abin da zai faru nan gaba. 20Asirin taurari bakwai da ka gani a hannuna na dama da kuma na alkukan fitilu bakwai na zinariya shi ne, Taurarin bakwai ɗin nan, mala’ikun ikkilisiyoyi bakwai ne; alkukan fitilu bakwai ɗin nan kuma ikkilisiyoyi bakwai ne.