Revelation 22:20

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

Revelation 22:20 in Other Translations

KJV
20 He which testifieth these things saith,Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
ESV
20 He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
NLT
20 He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
MSG
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!
CSB
20 He who testifies about these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!

Revelation 22:20 Meaning and Commentary

Revelation 22:20

He which testifieth these things
Not the angel, ( Revelation 22:16 ) nor John, who sometimes used this way of speaking, ( John 21:24 ) but Christ, as appears from what follows; for he saith, surely I come quickly;
who not only asserts the speediness of his coming, as in ( Revelation 22:7 Revelation 22:12 ) but expresses the certainty of it, so that it ought not to be doubted of by any, especially by his own people; though it may seem to be deferred, and, upon that account, be derided by ungodly men; and Christ may have some respect, in this strong repetition of it, to the certainty of the punishment that will then be inflicted upon such who add to, or diminish from this book; for he himself will certainly come in person, and execute the vengeance threatened. John next puts his Amen
to it, signifying his assent unto it, declaring his faith in it, and expressing his earnest desire after it, and wish for it: and in words at length adds, even so come, Lord Jesus;
quickly, speedily as thou hast said, and in all thy glory; set up thy kingdom, let that come, introduce thy people into it, and destroy thine enemies; this he said as one that loved the appearance of Christ, longed for it, hastened to it, and was impatient at the delay of it.

Revelation 22:20 In-Context

18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll.
19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Revelation 1:2
  • 2. ver 7,12; S Matthew 16:27
  • 3. 1 Corinthians 16:22