The River of Life 22 1And he showed me a [W]pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2In 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. 4They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5There 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 [X]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, [Y]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. [Z]For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” 10And 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 [A]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. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the [B]Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” 14Blessed are those who [C]do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15[D]But 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. A Warning 18[E]For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, [F]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 [G]shall take away his part from the [H]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 [I]with you all. Amen.
New King James Version® / © 1982 Thomas Nelson, Inc. About