Luganda Contemporary Bible

Okubikkulirwa 1:1-20

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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.”

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.