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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

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.”