New Living Translation

Revelation 1

Prologue

1This is a revelation from[a] Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants the events that must soon[b] take place. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant John, who faithfully reported everything he saw. This is his report of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near.

John’s Greeting to the Seven Churches

This letter is from John to the seven churches in the province of Asia.[c]

Grace and peace to you from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the sevenfold Spirit[d] before his throne; and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world.

All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us. He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.

Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven.
    And everyone will see him—
    even those who pierced him.
And all the nations of the world
    will mourn for him.
Yes! Amen!

“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,”[e] says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”

Vision of the Son of Man

I, John, am your brother and your partner in suffering and in God’s Kingdom and in the patient endurance to which Jesus calls us. I was exiled to the island of Patmos for preaching the word of God and for my testimony about Jesus. 10 It was the Lord’s Day, and I was worshiping in the Spirit.[f] Suddenly, I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet blast. 11 It said, “Write in a book[g] everything you see, and send it to the seven churches in the cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”

12 When I turned to see who was speaking to me, I saw seven gold lampstands. 13 And standing in the middle of the lampstands was someone like the Son of Man.[h] He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash across his chest. 14 His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire. 15 His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves. 16 He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance.

17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.[i]

19 “Write down what you have seen—both the things that are now happening and the things that will happen.[j] 20 This is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lampstands: The seven stars are the angels[k] of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1a Or of.
  2. 1:1b Or suddenly, or quickly.
  3. 1:4a Asia was a Roman province in what is now western Turkey.
  4. 1:4b Greek the seven spirits.
  5. 1:8 Greek I am the Alpha and the Omega, referring to the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.
  6. 1:10 Or in spirit.
  7. 1:11 Or on a scroll.
  8. 1:13 Or like a son of man. See Dan 7:13. “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
  9. 1:18 Greek and Hades.
  10. 1:19 Or what you have seen and what they mean—the things that have already begun to happen.
  11. 1:20 Or the messengers.

Nkwa Asem

Yohane Adiyisɛm 1

1Saa nhoma yi fa adiyisɛm a Onyankopɔn de maa Yesu Kristo ma ɔdaa no adi kyerɛɛ nea ɛrebɛba kyerɛɛ Onyankopɔn asomfo no ho. Kristo somaa n’abɔfo kɔɔ Yohane nkyɛn kɔdaa asɛm yi adi kyerɛɛ ne somfo, na Yohane aka biribiara a ohui nyinaa. Eyi ne n’adansedi ne asɛm a efi Onyankopɔn nkyɛn ne nokware a Yesu Kristo daa no adi no.

Nhyira nka obiara a ɔbɛkan saa nhoma yi, na nhyira nka wɔn nso a wotie adiyisɛm no na wodi so sɛnea wɔakyerɛw wɔ saa nhoma yi mu no. Bere no abɛn sɛ eyinom nyinaa ba.

Nkyia

Yohane nkyia a okyia asafo horow ason a ɛwɔ Asia no ni. Adom ne asomdwoe mfi nea ɔwɔ hɔ, na ɔtenaa hɔ, na ɔreba no ne ahonhom ason a ɛwɔ n’ahengua anim, ne Yesu Kristo a ɔyɛ ɔdanseni nokwafo ne awufo mu abakan ne asase so ahene so difo no nkyɛn nka mo. Ɔdɔ yɛn, na ɔnam ne wu no so agye yɛn afi yɛn bɔne mu. Wayɛ yɛn asɔfodɔm a yɛsom ne Nyankopɔn ne n’agya. Wɔmfa anuonyam ne tumi mma Kristo daa daa! Amen.

Ɔnam omununkum mu reba. Wɔn a wɔwɔɔ no peaw no ne obiara behu no. Asase so nnipa nyinaa besu no. Ɛbɛba mu saa. Amen.

Awurade Nyankopɔn Tumfoɔ no se, “Mene Alfa ne Omega a ɔwɔ hɔ mprempren na ɔwɔ hɔ dedaw na ɔrebɛba no.”

Mene mo nua Yohane, na me ne Yesu bom ne no hu amane wɔ náhenni ne ne boasetɔ mu. Esiane sɛ meka Onyankopɔn asɛm da nokware a Yesu daa no adi no nti, wotwaa me asu de me kɔɔ supɔw Patmo so. 10 Awurade da no, Honhom no faa me na metee nne dennen bi a ɛte sɛ torobɛnto a ɛrebɔ wɔ m’akyi. 11 Ɛkae se, “Kyerɛw biribiara a wuhu, na fa nhoma no kɔma saa asafo ahorow ason a ɛwɔ Efeso ne Smirna ne Pergamo ne Tiatira ne Sardi ne Filadelfia ne Laodikea no.”

12 Medan m’ani pɛe sɛ mihu nea ɔrekasa kyerɛ me no. Ɛhɔ na mihuu sikakɔkɔɔ nkaneadua ason. 13 Emu na na onipa bi a ɔte sɛ ɔbarima a ɔhyɛ batakari yuu a esi ne nan ase a sika abɔso kyekye ne koko gyinae. 14 Na ne tinhwi yɛ fitaa te sɛ asawafuturu anaasɛ sukyerɛmma, na n’ani dɛw sɛ ogya. 15 Ne nan ase hyerɛnee sɛ ayowa a wɔanan wɔ fononoo mu na afei wɔatwiw ho na ne nne woro so te sɛ nsuworo a ano yɛ den. 16 Na okita nsoromma ason wɔ ne nsa nifa mu na sekan anofanu a ɛyɛ nnam fi n’anom bae. Na n’anim hyerɛn te sɛ owigyinae awia.

17 Mihuu no no, mekɔhwee ne nan ase te sɛ owufo. Ɔde ne nsa nifa too me so kae se, “Nsuro! Mene Ɔkannifo ne Okyikafo. 18 Mene ɔteasefo no! Miwui, nanso mete ase daapem nyinaa. Mewɔ tumi wɔ owu ne asaman so. 19 Enti afei kyerɛw nneɛma a wuhu; nea wuhu no mprempren ne nea ɛbɛba akyiri yi no, kyerɛw. 20 Nsoromma ason a wuhu wɔ me nsa nifa mu ne sika akaneadua no nkyerɛase a ɛyɛ ahintasɛm no ni: Nsoromma ason no yɛ asafo ason no abɔfo, ɛnna akaneadua ason no nso yɛ asafo ason no.”