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.
1Nwoma yi fa adiyisɛm a Onyankopɔn de maa Yesu Kristo sɛ ɔnkyerɛ nʼasomfoɔ deɛ ɛrebɛba no ho. Kristo somaa ne ɔbɔfoɔ kɔɔ nʼakoa Yohane nkyɛn kɔdaa asɛm yi adi kyerɛɛ no, 2sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a Yohane bɛka biribiara a ɔhunuiɛ. Yei ne nʼadansedie ne asɛm a ɛfiri Onyankopɔn nkyɛn ne nokorɛ a Yesu Kristo daa no adi no. 3Nhyira nka obiara a ɔbɛkan saa nwoma yi, na nhyira nka wɔn nso a wɔtie adiyisɛm no na wɔdi so sɛdeɛ wɔatwerɛ wɔ saa nwoma yi mu no. Ɛberɛ no abɛn.
Nkyea a ɔkyea asafo ahodoɔ nson a ɛwɔ Asia no nie:
Adom ne asomdwoeɛ a ɛfiri deɛ ɔwɔ hɔ, na ɔtenaa hɔ, na ɔreba no ne ahonhom nson a wɔwɔ nʼahennwa anim, 5ne Yesu Kristo a ɔyɛ ɔdanseni nokwafoɔ ne awufoɔ mu abakan ne asase so ahene sodifoɔ no nkyɛn nka mo.
Ɔdɔ yɛn, na ɔnam ne wuo no so agye yɛn afiri yɛn bɔne mu. 6Wayɛ yɛn ahemman ne asɔfoɔ sɛ yɛnsom ne Onyankopɔn ne nʼAgya. Ɔno na wɔmfa animuonyam ne tumi mma no daa daa! Amen.
7Ɔnam omununkum mu reba.
Wɔn a wɔwɔɔ no pea no
ne obiara bɛhunu no.
Asase so nnipa nyinaa bɛsu no.
Ɛbɛba mu saa. Amen.
8Awurade Onyankopɔn Otumfoɔ no se, “Mene Alfa ne Omega1.8 Hela atwerɛdeɛ a ɛdi ɛkan ne deɛ ɛtwa toɔ. Onyankopɔn yɛ ahyɛaseɛ ne awieeɛ (21.6). a ɔwɔ hɔ seesei na ɔwɔ hɔ dada na ɔrebɛba no.”
9Mene Yohane, a me ne mo nyinaa yɛ akyidifoɔ. Yɛhunu amane ɛfiri sɛ Yesu ne yɛn ɔhene, na ɔma yɛn ahoɔden wɔ ahohia mu. Esiane sɛ mekaa Onyankopɔn asɛm kaa nokorɛ a Yesu daa no adi enti, wɔtwaa me asuo de me kɔɔ Supɔ Patmo so. 10Awurade da no,1.10 Yudafoɔ da a ɛdi nnawɔtwe no ɛkan no. Wɔfrɛɛ da no saa, ɛfiri sɛ, saa da no na Yesu sɔre firii awufoɔ mu. Saa ɛda no ara nso na Akristofoɔ hyiaeɛ (Hwɛ Aso 20.7) na wɔgyegyee toɔ (Hwɛ 1 Ko 16.2). Honhom no faa me na metee nne denden bi a ɛte sɛ totorobɛnto a ɛrebɔ wɔ mʼakyi. 11Ɛkaa sɛ, “Twerɛ biribiara a wohunu, na fa nwoma no kɔma saa asafo ahodoɔ nson a ɛwɔ Efeso ne Smirna ne Pergamo ne Tiatira ne Sardi ne Filadelfia ne Laodikea no.”
12Medanee mʼani pɛɛ sɛ mehunu deɛ ɔrekasa kyerɛ me no. Ɛhɔ na mehunuu sikakɔkɔɔ nkaneadua nson. 13Na nkaneadua no mfimfini na onipa bi a ɔte sɛ Onipa Ba a ɔhyɛ atadeɛ yuu a ɛsi ne nan ase a sika abɔsoɔ kyekyere ne koko no gyina. 14Na ne tirinwi yɛ fitaa te sɛ asaawafuturo anaasɛ sukyerɛmma, na nʼani dɛre sɛ ogya. 15Ne nan ase hyerɛnee sɛ ayowaa a wɔanane wɔ fononoo mu na afei wɔatwi ho na ne nne woro so te sɛ nsuworosoɔ a ano yɛ den. 16Na ɔkura nsoromma nson wɔ ne nsa nifa mu na sekan anofanu a ɛyɛ nnam firi nʼanom baeɛ. Na nʼanim hyerɛn te sɛ owigyinaeɛ awia.
17Mehunuu no no, mekɔhwee ne nan ase te sɛ owufoɔ. Ɔde ne nsa nifa too me so kaa sɛ, “Nsuro! Mene Ɔkannifoɔ ne Okyikafoɔ. 18Mene ɔteasefoɔ no! Mewuiɛ, nanso seesei mete ase daa daa. Mekura owuo ne asaman safoa.
19“Enti afei twerɛ nneɛma a wohunu; deɛ wohunu no seesei ne deɛ ɛbɛba akyire no, twerɛ. 20Nsoromma nson a wohunu wɔ me nsa nifa mu ne sika nkaneadua no nkyerɛaseɛ a ɛyɛ ahintasɛm no ni; Nsoromma nson no yɛ asafo nson no abɔfoɔ, ɛnna nkaneadua nson no nso yɛ asafo nson no.”