Revelation 22 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the Angel showed me Water-of-Life River, crystal bright. It flowed from the Throne of God and the Lamb, 1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
2 right down the middle of the street. The Tree of Life was planted on each side of the River, producing twelve kinds of fruit, a ripe fruit each month. The leaves of the Tree are for healing the nations. 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
3 Never again will anything be cursed. The Throne of God and of the Lamb is at the center. His servants will offer God service - worshiping, 3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.
4 they'll look on his face, their foreheads mirroring God. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
5 Never again will there be any night. No one will need lamplight or sunlight. The shining of God, the Master, is all the light anyone needs. And they will rule with him age after age after age. 5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
6 The Angel said to me, "These are dependable and accurate words, every one. The God and Master of the spirits of the prophets sent his Angel to show his servants what must take place, and soon. 6 The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place."
7 And tell them, 'Yes, I'm on my way!' Blessed be the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." 7 "Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book."
8 I, John, saw all these things with my own eyes, heard them with my ears. Immediately when I heard and saw, I fell on my face to worship at the feet of the Angel who laid it all out before me. 8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me.
9 He objected, "No you don't! I'm a servant just like you and your companions, the prophets, and all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!" 9 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. Worship God!"
10 The Angel continued, "Don't seal the words of the prophecy of this book; don't put it away on the shelf. Time is just about up. 10 Then he told me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, because the time is near.
11 Let evildoers do their worst and the dirty-minded go all out in pollution, but let the righteous maintain a straight course and the holy continue on in holiness." 11 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."
12 "Yes, I'm on my way! I'll be there soon! I'm bringing my payroll with me. I'll pay all people in full for their life's work. 12 "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
13 I'm A to Z, the First and the Final, Beginning and Conclusion. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
14 "How blessed are those who wash their robes! The Tree of Life is theirs for good, and they'll walk through the gates to the City. 14 "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
15 But outside for good are the filthy curs: sorcerers, fornicators, murderers, idolaters - all who love and live lies. 15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
16 "I, Jesus, sent my Angel to testify to these things for the churches. I'm the Root and Branch of David, the Bright Morning Star." 16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."
17 "Come!" say the Spirit and the Bride. Whoever hears, echo, "Come!" Is anyone thirsty? Come! All who will, come and drink, Drink freely of the Water of Life! 17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
18 I give fair warning to all who hear the words of the prophecy of this book: If you add to the words of this prophecy, God will add to your life the disasters written in this book; 18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.
19 if you subtract from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will subtract your part from the Tree of Life and the Holy City that are written in this book. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
20 He who testifies to all these things says it again: "I'm on my way! I'll be there soon!" Yes! Come, Master Jesus! 20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Master Jesus be with all of you. Oh, Yes! 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen.