Revelation 22:1–21

The River of Life

22 And he showed me aa 1pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. bIn the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was cthe tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were dfor the healing of the nations. And ethere shall be no more curse, fbut the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His gservants shall serve Him. hThey shall see His face, and iHis name shall be on their foreheads. jThere shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor klight of the sun, for lthe Lord God gives them light. mAnd they shall reign forever and ever.

The Time is Near

Then he said to me, n“These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the 2holy prophets osent His angel to show His servants the things which must pshortly take place.

qBehold, I am coming quickly! rBlessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

Now I, John, 3saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, sI fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.

Then he said to me, t“See that you do not do that. 4For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” 10 uAnd he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, vfor the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him 5be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

Jesus Testifies to the Churches

12 And behold, I am coming quickly, and wMy reward is with Me, xto give to every one according to his work. 13 yI am the Alpha and the Omega, the 6Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

14 zBlessed are those who 7do His commandments, that they may have the right ato the tree of life, band may enter through the gates into the city. 15 8But coutside are ddogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.

16 eI, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. fI am the Root and the Offspring of David, gthe Bright and Morning Star.”

17 And the Spirit and hthe bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” iAnd let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

A Warning

18 9For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: jIf anyone adds to these things, 1God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, kGod 2shall take away his part from the 3Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

I Am Coming Quickly

20 He who testifies to these things says, Surely I am coming quickly.”

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be 4with you all. Amen.

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