The River of Life
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on both sides of the river was the tree of life, producing twelve fruits, each yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants will minister to Him. And they shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. And night shall not exist. And they shall need neither lamp nor light of the sun, because the Lord God shall illuminate them. And they shall reign forever and ever.
The Time is Near
Then 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 servants the things which must come about soon.
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he that keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
And I, John, am the one hearing and seeing these things. And when I heard and when I saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel showing to me these things.
Then he said to me, “See that you do not! For I am your fellow servant, and I am of your brothers 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 near. 11 He who acts unjustly, let him act unjustly still; and the filthy, let him be filthy still; and the righteous, let him be righteousness still; and the holy, let him be sanctified still.”
Jesus Testifies to the Churches
12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to each one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, so that their right shall be to the tree of life, and they may enter by the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and drug users and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices a lie.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify these things to you for the churches. I am the Root and the Stock of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
A Warning
18 I testify to everyone hearing the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to them, may God add to him the plagues written in this book. 19 And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, may God take away his part from the tree of Life, and from the holy city, and from the things written in this book.
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Yes, come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with all the saints. Amen.