And 1he said to me, "2Thesewords are faithful and true "; and the Lord, the 3God of the spirits of the prophets, 4sent His angel to show to His bond-servants the things whichmustsoontakeplace.
7"And behold, 5I am comingquickly. 6Blessed is he who aheeds7the words of the prophecy of thisbook."88I, John, am the one who heard and sawthesethings. And when I heard and saw, 9I felldown to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me thesethings.
But 10he said to me, "Do not do that. I am a 11fellowservant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who bheed the words of 12thisbook. WorshipGod."
And he said to me, "13Do not seal up 14the words of the prophecy of thisbook, 15for the time is near.
"16Let the one who doeswrong, stilldowrong ; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy ; and let the one who is righteous, stillpracticerighteousness ; and the one who is holy, stillkeep himself holy."
12"Behold, 17I am comingquickly, and My 18reward is with Me, 19to render to everymancaccording to what he hasdone .13"I am the 20Alpha and the Omega, 21the first and the last, 22the beginning and the end."14Blessed are those who 23wash their robes, so that they may have the right to 24the tree of life, and may 25enter by the 26gates into the city.
1527Outside are the 28dogs and the sorcerers and the immoralpersons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practiceslying.
16"29I, Jesus, have sent30My angel to testify to you thesethingsd31for the churches. I am32the root and the 33descendant of David, the bright34morningstar."