81I, John, am the one who heard and sawthesethings. And when I heard and saw, 2I felldown to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me thesethings.
But 3he said to me, "Do not do that. I am a 4fellowservant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who aheed the words of 5thisbook. WorshipGod."
And he said to me, "6Do not seal up 7the words of the prophecy of thisbook, 8for the time is near.
"9Let 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, 10I am comingquickly, and My 11reward is with Me, 12to render to everymanbaccording to what he hasdone .13"I am the 13Alpha and the Omega, 14the first and the last, 15the beginning and the end."14Blessed are those who 16wash their robes, so that they may have the right to 17the tree of life, and may 18enter by the 19gates into the city.
1520Outside are the 21dogs and the sorcerers and the immoralpersons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practiceslying.
16"22I, Jesus, have sent23My angel to testify to you thesethingsc24for the churches. I am25the root and the 26descendant of David, the bright27morningstar."17
The 28Spirit and the 29bridesay, "Come." And let the one who hearssay, "Come." And 30let the one who is thirstycome; let the one who wishestake the 31water of lifewithoutcost.
I testify to everyone who hears32the words of the prophecy of thisbook: ifanyone33adds to them, God will add to him 34the plagues which are written in 35thisbook;