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 round 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 round 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.
1Saa nhoma yi fa adiyisɛm a Onyankopɔn de maa Yesu Kristo sɛ ɔnkyerɛ nʼasomfo nea ɛrebɛba no ho. Kristo somaa ne bɔfo kɔɔ nʼakoa Yohane nkyɛn kɔdaa asɛm yi adi kyerɛɛ no, 2sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a Yohane bɛka biribiara a ohui. Eyi ne nʼadansedi ne asɛm a efi Onyankopɔn nkyɛn ne nokware a Yesu Kristo daa no adi no. 3Nhyira nka obiara a ɔbɛkenkan 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.
Nkyia a okyia asafo ahorow ason1.4 Na atetew ne ho bɛyɛ borɔfokwansin 50 a ayɛ Dantaban Asia atifi fam a etwa kɔ nifa so Efeso atifi fam na abɛyɛ Dantaban mua fi Laodikea (Efeso apuei fam). a ɛwɔ Asia no ni:
Adom ne asomdwoe a efi nea ɔwɔ hɔ, na ɔtenaa hɔ, na ɔreba no ne ahonhom ason a wɔwɔ nʼahengua anim, 5ne Yesu Kristo a ɔyɛ ɔdanseni nokwafo ne awufo mu abakan ne asase so ahene sodifo no nkyɛn nka mo.
Ɔdɔ yɛn, na ɔnam ne wu no so agye yɛn afi yɛn bɔne mu. 6Wayɛ yɛn ahemman ne asɔfo sɛ yɛnsom ne Nyankopɔn ne nʼAgya. Ɔno na wɔmfa anuonyam ne tumi mma no daa daa! Amen.
7Hwɛ, ɔnam omununkum mu reba.
Wɔn a wɔwɔɔ no peaw no
ne obiara behu no.
Asase so nnipa nyinaa besu no; ne nti
Ɛbɛba mu saa. Amen.
8Awurade Nyankopɔn Tumfo no se, “Mene Alfa ne Omega1.8 Hela nkyerɛwde a edi kan ne nea etwa to. Onyankopɔn yɛ mfiase ne awiei (21.6). Ne tumi di biribiara so wɔ adesa abakɔsɛm nyinaa mu. (22.13). a ɔwɔ hɔ mprempren na ɔwɔ hɔ dedaw na ɔyɛ nea ɔrebɛba no.”
9Me Yohane, a me ne mo nyinaa yɛ akyidifo. Yehu amane efisɛ Yesu ne yɛn hene, na ɔma yɛn ahoɔden wɔ ahohia mu. Esiane sɛ mekaa Onyankopɔn asɛm kaa nokware a Yesu daa no adi nti, wotwaa me asu de me kɔɔ Supɔw Patmo so. 10Awurade da no,1.10 Da a edi nnaawɔtwe no kan no kasakoa mu ne no. Wɔfrɛɛ da no saa, efisɛ saa da no na Yesu sɔre fii awufo mu. Saa da no ara nso na Kristofo hyiae (Hwɛ Aso 20.7) na wogyigyee tow (Hwɛ 1 Ko 16.2). Honhom no faa me na metee nne dennen bi a ɛte sɛ torobɛnto a ɛrebɔ wɔ mʼakyi. 11Ɛkae 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.”
12Medan mʼani, pɛɛ sɛ mihu nea ɔrekasa kyerɛ me no. Ɛhɔ na mihuu sikakɔkɔɔ akaneadua ason. 13Na akaneadua no mfimfini na onipa bi a ɔte sɛ Onipa Ba a ɔhyɛ batakari yuu a esi nʼanan ase a sika abɔso kyekyere ne koko no gyina. 14Na ne tinwi yɛ fitaa te sɛ asaawamfuturu anaasɛ sukyerɛmma, na nʼani dɛw sɛ ogya. 15Ne nan ase hyerɛnee sɛ asanka a wɔanan wɔ fononoo mu na afei wɔatwiw ho na ne nne woro so te sɛ asuworoe a ano yɛ den. 16Na okura nsoromma ason wɔ ne nsa nifa mu na afoa anofanu a ɛyɛ nnam1.16 Saa afoa no kyerɛ honhom mu atemmu (Hwɛ Yes 49.2; Heb 4.12). fi nʼanom bae. Na nʼanim hyerɛn te sɛ owigyinae wia.
17Mihuu no no, mekɔhwee nʼanan ase te sɛ owufo. Ɔde ne nsa nifa too me so kae se, “Nsuro! Mene Ɔkannifo ne Okyikafo. 18Mene ɔteasefo no! Miwui, nanso mprempren mete ase daa daa. Mikura owu ne asaman safe.
19“Enti afei kyerɛw nneɛma a wuhu; nea wuhu no mprempren ne nea ɛbɛba akyiri no, kyerɛw. 20Nsoromma 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, na akaneadua ason no nso yɛ asafo ason no.”