Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life. It was as clear as crystal. It flowed from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
It flowed down the middle of the city's main street. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing 12 crops of fruit. Its fruit was ripe every month. The leaves of the tree bring healing to the nations.
There will no longer be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city. God's servants will serve him.
They will see his face. His name will be on their foreheads.
There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun. The Lord God will give them light. They will rule for ever and ever.
The angel said to me, "You can trust these words. They are true. The Lord is the God of the spirits of the prophets. He sent his angel to show those who serve him the things that must soon take place."