Revelation of John 22

The River of Life

1Then the angel
Greek he
showed me b  the river of c  the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
2through the middle of d  the street of the city; e  also, on either side of the river f  the tree of life
Or  the Lamb. In the midst of the street of the city, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life
with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were h  for the healing of the nations.
3 i  No longer will there be anything accursed, but j  the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and k  his servants
Greek bondservants; also verse 6
will worship him.
4 m  They will see his face, and n  his name will be on their foreheads. 5And o  night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp p  or sun, for q  the Lord God will be their light, and r  they will reign forever and ever.

Jesus Is Coming

6And he said to me s  These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of t  the spirits of the prophets u  has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”

7And behold v  I am coming soon. w  Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

8I x  John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, y  I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, 9 z  but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant
Greek  fellow bondservant
with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those ab  who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

10And he said to me ac  “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. 11 ad  Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.”

12Behold ae  I am coming soon af  bringing my recompense with me ag  to repay each one for what he has done. 13 ah  I am the Alpha and the Omega ai  the first and the last aj  the beginning and the end.”

14Blessed are those who ak  wash their robes
Some manuscripts do his commandments
so that they may have the right to am  the tree of life and that an  they may enter the city by the gates.
15 ao  Outside are ap  the dogs aq  and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

16 ar  I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things as  for the churches. I am at  the root and au  the descendant of David av  the bright morning star.”

17The Spirit and aw  the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And ax  let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the ay  water of life without price.

18I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: az  if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in ba  the tree of life and in bb  the holy city, which are described in this book.

20He who testifies to these things says, Surely bc  I am coming soon.” Amen. bd  Come, Lord Jesus!

21The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.
Some manuscripts  all the saints
Amen.

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