I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things.1 And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet2 of the angel who had been showing them to me.
But he said to me, "Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book.3 Worship God!"410
Then he told me, "Do not seal up5 the words of the prophecy of this book,6 because the time is near.711
Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy."812"Behold, I am coming soon!9 My reward is with me,10 and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.1113I am the Alpha and the Omega,12 the First and the Last,13 the Beginning and the End.1414"Blessed are those who wash their robes,15 that they may have the right to the tree of life16 and may go through the gates17 into the city.1815Outside19 are the dogs,20 those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.16"I, Jesus,21 have sent my angel22 to give youa this testimony for the churches.23 I am the Root24 and the Offspring of David,25 and the bright Morning Star."26