Revelation 22
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1Then the angel showed me a river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.1Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb,
2It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.2in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him.3There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him;
4And they will see his face, and his name will be written on their foreheads.4they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.
5And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever.5And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever.
6Then the angel said to me, “Everything you have heard and seen is trustworthy and true. The Lord God, who inspires his prophets, has sent his angel to tell his servants what will happen soon. ” Jesus Is Coming6And he said to me, "These words are faithful and true"; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His bond-servants the things which must soon take place.
7 “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book. ”7"And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book."
8I, John, am the one who heard and saw all these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me.8I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
9But he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers the prophets, as well as all who obey what is written in this book. Worship only God!”9But he said to me, "Do not do that. I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God."
10Then he instructed me, “Do not seal up the prophetic words in this book, for the time is near.10And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.
11Let the one who is doing harm continue to do harm; let the one who is vile continue to be vile; let the one who is righteous continue to live righteously; let the one who is holy continue to be holy.”11"Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy."
12 “Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds.12"Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”13"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."
14Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life.14Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.
15Outside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie.15Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne. I am the bright morning star.”16"I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."
17The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.17The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
18And I solemnly declare to everyone who hears the words of prophecy written in this book: If anyone adds anything to what is written here, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book.18I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;
19And if anyone removes any of the words from this book of prophecy, God will remove that person’s share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are described in this book.19and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.
20He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!20He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people.21The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.
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