Revelation of John 22

And into [the city] will be brought the glory and honor of the nations. [But] nothing unclean will ever enter it, [nor] anyone who practices an abomination [or] a lie, but only those whose [names] are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

The River of Life

Then [the angel] showed me a river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the main street of [the city] . On either side of the river stood a tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit [and] yielding [a fresh] crop for each month. And the leaves of the tree [are] for [the] healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be within [the city] , and His servants will worship Him. They will see His face, and His name [will be] on their foreheads. There will be no more night [in the city] , and they will have no need for [the] light of a lamp [or] of [the] sun. For [the] Lord God will shine on them, and they will reign forever [and] ever.

Jesus is Coming

Then [the angel] said to me, “These words [are] faithful and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent His angel to show His servants what must soon take place.” “ - Behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed [is] the [one who] keeps the words of prophecy in this book.” 10  And I [am] John, [who] heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen [them] , I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had shown me these things. 11  [But] he said to me, “Do not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God!” 12  Then he told me, “vvv Do not seal up the words of prophecy in this book, because the time is near. 13  {Let} the unrighteous continue to be unrighteous, and the vile continue to be vile; {let} the righteous continue to practice righteousness, and the holy continue to be holy.” 14  “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward [is] with Me, to give to each one according to what he has done. 15  I [am] the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” 16  Blessed [are] those who wash their robes,
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so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by [its] gates.
17  [But] outside [are] the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. 18  Jesus, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star.” 19  The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” {Let} the [one who] hears say, “Come!” And {let} the [one who] is thirsty come, [and] the [one who] desires [the] water of life [drink] freely.

Nothing May Be Added

20  I testify to everyone who hears the words of prophecy in this book: If anyone adds to [them] , God will add to him the plagues described in this book. 21  And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which [are] described in this book.
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