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Revelation 1

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, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed 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

John,

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 spirits[a] before his throne, and 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, and 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.

“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”[b]
    and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
    and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”[c]
So shall it be! Amen.

“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

I, 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. 10 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11 which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”

12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man,[d] dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In 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.

17 When 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. 18 I 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. 20 The 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 angels[e] of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Footnotes

  1. Revelation 1:4 That is, the sevenfold Spirit
  2. Revelation 1:7 Daniel 7:13
  3. Revelation 1:7 Zech. 12:10
  4. Revelation 1:13 See Daniel 7:13.
  5. Revelation 1:20 Or messengers

Knijga O Kristu

Otkrivenje 1

Ivan izvješćuje o Božjoj riječi i svjedočanstvu Isusa Krista - o svemu što je vidio.

Blago onome koji čita ovo proroštvo i onima koji slušaju njegove riječi te vrše što je u njemu napisano. Jer vrijeme kad će se ono ispuniti je blizu.

Ivan pozdravlja sedam crkava

Ovo pismo piše Ivan sedmerim crkvama u Maloj Aziji. Neka vam je milost i mir od onoga koji jest, koji je oduvijek bio i koji će doći; od sedam duhova pred njegovim prijestoljem

te od Isusa Krista koji vjerno svjedoči o tomu, koji je prvi ustao od mrtvih i vladar je nad svim zemaljskim kraljevima.Neka je slava njemu koji nas ljubi i koji nas je oslobodio od grijeha prolivši za nas svoju krv.

Učinio nas je kraljevstvom i svećenstvom Boga, svojega Oca. Neka mu je slava i vlast uvijeke! On vlada zauvijek. Amen.

Gle! On dolazi s oblacima nebeskim. I vidjet će ga svi, čak i oni koji su ga proboli. Svi će narodi na zemlji proplakati zbog njega. Da. Amen.

'Ja sam Alfa i Omega, Početak i Svršetak

Viđenje Sina Čovječjega

Ja, Ivan, vaš brat, kao i vi u Kristu sam dionik patnji i kraljevstva te postojanosti. Izgnan sam na otok Patmos zbog propovijedanja Božje riječi i svjedočenja o Isusu.

10 Bio je Dan Gospodnji. Ponio me Duh i odjednom sam iza sebe začuo glas snažan poput zvuka trublje.

11 'Zapiši što ti kažem

12 Okrenem se da vidim tko mi govori, ali ugledam sedam zlatnih svijećnjaka,

13 a među svijećnjacima nekoga sličnog čovjeku.[a] Bio je odjeven u dugu haljinu, sa zlatnim pasom oko prsa.

14 Kosa mu je bila bijela poput bijele vune, poput snijega, oči kao ognjeni plamen,

15 noge sjajne poput mjedi u peći užarene, a glas poput šuma golemih morskih valova.

16 U desnoj je ruci držao sedam zvijezda, a u ustima oštar dvosjekli mač. Lice mu je blistalo poput Sunca u punome sjaju.

17 Kad sam ga opazio, pao sam do njegovih nogu kao mrtav. Ali on stavi na mene desnu ruku i reče mi: 'Ne boj se! Ja sam Prvi i Posljednji.

18 živ sam! Bio sam mrtav, ali živim zauvijek. Imam ključeve smrti i podzemlja.

19 Zapiši što si vidio: što se sada događa i što će se dogoditi poslije.

20 Evo što znače sedam zvijezda koje si vidio u mojoj desnoj ruci i sedam zlatnih svijećnjaka: sedam su zvijezda anđeli[b] sedam crkava, a sedam svijećnjaka sedam crkava.

Footnotes

  1. Otkrivenje 1:13 U grčkome: sličnoga sinu čovječjemu. Znači sličan ljudskome biću, čovjeku.
  2. Otkrivenje 1:20 Ili: glasnici.