22 Then the angel showed me the rivert of the water of life,u as clear as crystal,v flowingw from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life,x bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.y 3 No longer will there be any curse.z The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.a 4 They will see his face,b and his name will be on their foreheads.c 5 There will be no more night.d They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light.e And they will reign for ever and ever.f
6 The angel said to me,g “These words are trustworthy and true.h The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets,i sent his angelj to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”
7 “Look, I am coming soon!k Blessedl is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”m
8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things.n And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feeto of the angel who had been showing them to me. 9 But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll.p Worship God!”q
10 Then he told me, “Do not seal upr the words of the prophecy of this scroll,s because the time is near.t 11 Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.”u
Epilogue: Invitation and Warning
12 “Look, I am coming soon!v My reward is with me,w and I will give to each person according to what they have done.x 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega,y the First and the Last,z the Beginning and the End.a
14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes,b that they may have the right to the tree of lifec and may go through the gatesd into the city.e 15 Outsidef are the dogs,g those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
16 “I, Jesus,h have sent my angeli to give youa this testimony for the churches.j I am the Rootk and the Offspring of David,l and the bright Morning Star.”m
17 The Spiritn and the brideo say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.p
18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll:q If anyone adds anything to them,r God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll.s 19 And if anyone takes words awayt from this scroll of prophecy,u God will take away from that person any share in the tree of lifev and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
20 He who testifies to these thingsw says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”x
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.y
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people.z Amen.
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