The River and the Tree of Life
1And he showed me a river of the water of life, Lit brightclear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of Or the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, wasthe Lamb,
2in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve Or crops of fruitkinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
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;
4they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.
5And there will no longer be any night; and they Lit do not havewill not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illuminate them; and they will reign forever and ever.
6And 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 His bond-servants the things which must soon take place.
7 “And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is the one who Or follows keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
8I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
9And he *said to me, “Lit See that you do notDo not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brothers the prophets, and of those who Or followskeep the words of this book. Worship God!”
The Final Message
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 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 reward each one as his work Lit is deserves.
13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
14Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life, and may enter the city by the gates.
15Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral persons, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you of these things Or concerning for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
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 desires, take the water of life without cost.
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 that are written 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 Lit out offrom the holy city, which are written in this book.
20He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21The grace of the Lord Jesus be with One early ms the saintsall. Amen.
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