Revelation 22 (Today's New International Version)

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Eden Restored

1 Then the angel showed me the river1 of the water of life,2 as clear as crystal,3 flowing4 from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life,5 bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.6 3 No longer will there be any curse.7 The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.8 4 They will see his face,9 and his name will be on their foreheads.10 5 There will be no more night.11 They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light.12 And they will reign for ever and ever.13

John and the Angel

6 The angel said to me,14 "These words are trustworthy and true.15 The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets,16 sent his angel17 to show his servants the things that must soon take place." 7 "Look, I am coming soon!18 Blessed19 are those who keep the words of the prophecy in this scroll."20 8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things.21 And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet22 of the angel who had been showing them to me. 9 But he said to me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll.23 Worship God!"24 10 Then he told me, "Do not seal up25 the words of the prophecy of this scroll,26 because the time is near.27 11 Let those who do wrong continue to do wrong; let those who are vile continue to be vile; let those who do right continue to do right; and let those who are holy continue to be holy."28

Epilogue: Invitation and Warning

12 "Look, I am coming soon!29 My reward is with me,30 and I will give to everyone according to what they have done.31 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega,32 the First and the Last,33 the Beginning and the End.34 14 "Blessed are those who wash their robes,35 that they may have the right to the tree of life36 and may go through the gates37 into the city.38 15 Outside39 are the dogs,40 those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. 16 "I, Jesus,41 have sent my angel42 to give youa this testimony for the churches.43 I am the Root44 and the Offspring of David,45 and the bright Morning Star."46 17 The Spirit47 and the bride48 say, "Come!" And let those who hear say, "Come!" Let those who are thirsty come; and let all who wish take the free gift of the water of life.49 18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll:50 If any one of you adds anything to them,51 God will add to you the plagues described in this scroll.52 19 And if any one of you takes words away53 from this scroll of prophecy,54 God will take away from you your share in the tree of life55 and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. 20 He who testifies to these things56 says, "Yes, I am coming soon."57 Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.58 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people.59 Amen.
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