The River of Life
1And he showed me ⚓a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2⚓In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was⚓the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were⚓for the healing of the nations.
3And ⚓there shall be no more curse, ⚓but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His ⚓servants shall serve Him.
4⚓They shall see His face, and ⚓His name shall be on their foreheads.
5⚓There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor ⚓light of the sun, for ⚓the Lord God gives them light. ⚓And they shall reign forever and ever.
The Time Is Near
6Then he said to me, ⚓“These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the holy prophets ⚓sent His angel to show His servants the things which must ⚓shortly take place.
7⚓“Behold, I am coming quickly! ⚓Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
8Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, ⚓I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
9Then he said to me, ⚓“See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
10⚓And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, ⚓for the time is at hand.
11He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”
Jesus Testifies to the Churches
12“And behold, I am coming quickly, and ⚓My reward is with Me, ⚓to give to every one according to his work.
13⚓I am the Alpha and the Omega, theBeginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
14⚓Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right ⚓to the tree of life, ⚓and may enter through the gates into the city.
15But ⚓outside are⚓dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
16⚓“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. ⚓I am the Root and the Offspring of David, ⚓the Bright and Morning Star.”
17And the Spirit and ⚓the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” ⚓And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
18For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: ⚓If anyone adds to these things, 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 shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
I Am Coming Quickly
20He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
21The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.