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.
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.”