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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.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Okubikkulirwa 1:1-20

Ennyanjula

11:1 Kub 22:16Okubikkulirwa kwa Yesu Kristo, Katonda kwe yamuwa okulaga abaddu be ebyo ebiteekwa okubaawo amangu. Kristo yakimanyisa ng’atuma malayika we eri omuweereza we Yokaana 21:2 1Ko 1:6; Kub 12:17eyategeeza ekigambo kya Katonda n’obujulirwa bwa Yesu Kristo ku byonna bye yalaba. 31:3 Luk 11:28Alina omukisa oyo asoma n’abo abawulira ebigamb MAT - Mathayo o by’obunnabbi buno, ne beekuuma ebiwandiikiddwa, kubanga ekiseera kiri kiweddeyo.

Okulamusa n’Okutendereza Mukama

41:4 Kub 3:1; 4:5Nze Yokaana mpandiikira Ekkanisa omusanvu eziri mu Asiya.

Mbagaliza ekisa n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda oyo aliwo, era eyaliwo era alibaawo; n’ebiva eri emyoyo omusanvu egiri mu maaso g’entebe ye ey’obwakabaka,1:4 Amakanisa omusanvu gaali geeyawudde kilomita amakumi ataano nga gali mu ngeri ya nnekulungo, okuva ku Efeso okutuuka ku Lawodikiya, ekiri mu buvanjuba bwa Efeso. Ekitabo kyonna ekya kubikkulirwa kyaweerezebwa mu buli kkanisa 51:5 a Kub 3:14 b Bak 1:18 c Kub 17:14era n’okuva eri Yesu Kristo omujulirwa omwesigwa. Oyo ye yasooka okuzuukira mu bafu, era y’afuga bakabaka ab’omu nsi; oyo yatwagala, era ye yatuggya mu bibi byaffe n’omusaayi gwe, 61:6 a 1Pe 2:5 b Bar 11:36n’atufuula obwakabaka bw’obwakabona bwa Katonda, Kitaawe. Ekitiibwa n’obuyinza bibeerenga eri oyo emirembe n’emirembe. Amiina.

71:7 a Dan 7:13 b Zek 12:10Laba, ajja n’ebire,

na buli liiso lirimulaba,

n’abaamufumita balimulaba,

era n’amawanga gonna ku nsi galimukungubagira.

Weewaawo. Amiina!

81:8 a Kub 21:6 b Kub 4:8“Nze Alufa ne Omega,”1:8 Alufa ne Omega ze nnukuta ez’Oluyonaani. Alufa y’esooka, Omega n’esembayo. Katonda ye ntandikwa era ye nkomerero bw’ayogera Mukama Katonda, “oyo aliwo, eyabaawo era alikomawo, Ayinzabyonna.”

Oyo eyali ng’Omwana w’Omuntu

91:9 a Baf 4:14 b 2Ti 2:12Nze muganda wammwe Yokaana, abonaabonera awamu nammwe mu bwakabaka ne mu kugumiikiriza ebiri mu Yesu, nnali ku kizinga ekiyitibwa Patumo, olw’ekigambo kya Katonda era n’okujulira ebya Yesu. 101:10 a Kub 4:2 b Kub 4:1Nnali mu mwoyo ku lunaku lwa Mukama waffe,1:10 Olunaku lwa Mukama waffe: kye kikozesebwa okutegeeza olunaku olusooka olwa wiiki, era lujjukirwa nga lwe lunaku Yesu lwe yazuukirirako mu bafu. Lwe lunaku Abakristaayo kwe baakuŋŋaaniranga ne basolooza ebirabo ne mpulira eddoboozi ery’omwanguka emabega wange, eryavuga ng’ery’akagombe, 111:11 a nny 4, 20 b Kub 3:1nga ligamba nti, “By’olaba, biwandiike mu kitabo, okiweereze eri Ekkanisa omusanvu: Ekkanisa ey’omu Efeso, n’ey’omu Sumuna, n’ey’omu Perugamo, n’ey’omu Suwatira, n’ey’omu Saadi, n’ey’omu Firaderufiya n’ey’omu Lawodikiya.”

121:12 Kuv 25:31-40Ne nkyuka okulaba eyali ayogera nange, ne ndaba ebikondo by’ettaala ebya zaabu musanvu. 131:13 a Ez 1:26; Dan 7:13 b Dan 10:5; Kub 15:6Era wakati mu byo ne ndabamu omuntu “eyali ng’Omwana w’Omuntu” eyali ayambadde ekyambalo ekiwanvu ekikoma ku bigere, nga yeesibye mu kifuba olukoba olwa zaabu. 141:14 Dan 7:9; 10:6Omutwe gwe n’enviiri ze byali byeru ng’ebyoya by’endiga ebyeru, era nga bifaanana ng’omuzira, n’amaaso ge nga gali ng’ennimi z’omuliro. 151:15 a Dan 10:6 b Ez 43:2Ebigere bye byali ng’ekikomo ekizigule ekyakaayakana mu muliro n’eddoboozi lye nga liyira ng’amazzi amangi. 161:16 a Kub 2:1; 3:1 b Is 49:2Yali akutte emmunyeenye musanvu mu mukono gwe ogwa ddyo era ng’alina ekitala ekyogi eky’obwogi obubiri1:16 Ekitala ekyogi eky’obwogi obubiri ekyogerwako wano, kyali kiwanvu nga kifaanana ekitala kya Sirasiya mu kamwa ke; n’ekyenyi kye nga kiri ng’enjuba eyakaayakana mu maanyi gaayo.

171:17 a Ez 1:28; Dan 8:17, 18 b Is 41:4; 44:6Bwe namulaba, ne ngwa wansi ku bigere bye ne mba ng’afudde, kyokka ye n’anteekako omukono gwe ogwa ddyo n’aŋŋamba nti, “Totya. Nze Owoolubereberye era Owenkomerero, 181:18 a Bar 6:9 b Kub 4:9, 10 c Kub 20:1era omulamu. Nnali nfudde naye kaakano ndi mulamu emirembe gyonna, era nnina ebisumuluzo eby’okufa n’amagombe.

19“Kale wandiika ebyo by’olabye ebiriwo n’ebyo ebinaatera okubaawo oluvannyuma lw’ebyo ebiriwo. 201:20 a Zek 4:2 b nny 4, 11 c Mat 5:14, 15Ka nkubuulire amakulu g’emmunyeenye omusanvu z’olabye mu mukono gwange ogwa ddyo, era n’ebikondo eby’ettaala ebya zaabu omusanvu. Emmunyeenye omusanvu be bamalayika b’Ekkanisa omusanvu, ate ebikondo by’ettaala eza zaabu omusanvu ze Kkanisa omusanvu.”