Revelation 22 CSB

The Source of Life

1 Then he showed me the rivera of living water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lambb

References for Revelation 22:1

    • a 22:1 - Other mss read pure river
    • b 22:1 - Ezk 47:1-2; Jl 3:18
      2 down the middle of the broad street [of the city]. On both sides of the river was the tree of lifec bearing 12 kinds of fruit, producing its fruit every month.d The leaves of the tree are for healing the nations,

      References for Revelation 22:2

        • c 22:2 - Or was a tree of life, or was a tree that gives life
        • d 22:2 - Gn 2:9; 3:22
          3 and there will no longer be any curse.e The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city,f and His servants will serve Him.

          References for Revelation 22:3

            • e 22:3 - Zch 14:11; see also Gn 3:14-19
            • f 22:3 - Lit in it
              4 They will see His face,g and His name will be on their foreheads.h

              References for Revelation 22:4

                • g 22:4 - Ex 33:20; Mt 5:8; Ps 17:15
                • h 22:4 - Rv 7:3; 9:4; 13:16; 14:1,9; 17:5; 20:4
                  5 Night will no longer exist,i and people will not need lamplight or sunlight, because the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign forever and ever.

                  References for Revelation 22:5

                    • i 22:5 - Rv 21:25; Zch 14:7

                      The Time Is Near

                      6 Then he said to me, "These words are faithful and true.j And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets,k has sent His angel to show His servants what must quickly take place."l

                      References for Revelation 22:6

                        • j 22:6 - Rv 3:14; 19:11; 21:5
                        • k 22:6 - Other mss read God of the holy prophets
                        • l 22:6 - Or soon
                          7 "Look, I am coming quickly! m Blessed n is the one who keeps the prophetic words of this book."

                          References for Revelation 22:7

                            • m 22:7 - Rv 3:11
                            • n 22:7 - Rv 1:3; 14:13; 19:9; 20:6; 22:14
                              8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had shown them to me.
                              9 But he said to me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow slave with you, your brothers the prophets, and those who keep the words of this book. Worship God."o

                              References for Revelation 22:9

                                  10 He also said to me, "Don't seal the prophetic words of this book, because the time is near.p

                                  References for Revelation 22:10

                                    • p 22:10 - Dn 12:4; Rv 10:4; 1:3
                                      11 Let the unrighteous go on in unrighteousness; let the filthy go on being made filthy; let the righteous go on in righteousness; and let the holy go on being made holy."q

                                      References for Revelation 22:11

                                        • q 22:11 - Ezk 3:27; Dn 12:10
                                          12 "Look! I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me r to repay each person according to what he has done. s

                                          References for Revelation 22:12

                                            • r 22:12 - Isaiah 40:10; 62:11
                                            • s 22:12 - Jr 17:10; Isaiah 59:18
                                              13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
                                              14 "Blessed t are those who wash their robes, u so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates.

                                              References for Revelation 22:14

                                                • t 22:14 - Rv 1:3; 14:13; 16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7
                                                • u 22:14 - Other mss read who keep His commandments
                                                  15 Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. v

                                                  References for Revelation 22:15

                                                      16 "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to attest these things to you w for the churches. I am the Root x and the Offspring of David, y the Bright Morning Star." z

                                                      References for Revelation 22:16

                                                        • w 22:16 - you (pl in Gk)
                                                        • x 22:16 - Rv 5:5
                                                        • y 22:16 - Isaiah 11:1,10; Rm 1:3
                                                        • z 22:16 - Nm 24:17; Rv 2:28
                                                          17 Both the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" Anyone who hears should say, "Come!" And the one who is thirsty should come. Whoever desires should take the living water as a gift.{

                                                          References for Revelation 22:17

                                                              18 I testify to everyone who hears the prophetic words of this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book.
                                                              19 And if anyone takes away from the words of this prophetic book, God will take away his share of the tree of life and the holy city, written in this book.|

                                                              References for Revelation 22:19

                                                                • | 22:19 - Dt 4:2; 12:32
                                                                  20 He who testifies about these things} says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!~

                                                                  References for Revelation 22:20

                                                                      21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints.€ Amen.

                                                                      References for Revelation 22:21

                                                                        •  22:21 - Other mss add Christ
                                                                        • € 22:21 - Other mss omit the saints
                                                                        •  22:21 - Other mss omit Amen.