River and the Tree of Life
Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal,
coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb,
2 in 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.
3 There 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
4 they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.
5 And 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
6 And 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
7 "And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds
the words of the prophecy of this book."
I, 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.
But 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."
The Final Message
And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy
of this book, for the time is near.
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 "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."
14 Blessed 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.
15 Outside 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 testify to you these
things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of
David, the bright morning star."
17 The 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
18 I 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;
19 and 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.
20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming
quickly." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.