1 Then he shewed me a pure river of living water, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God, and of the lamb. 2 in the midst of the area, surrounded by the river, was the tree of life, which had twelve fruit-seasons, yielding its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 There shall be nothing obnoxious to a curse: but the throne of God and of the lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him. 4 they shall see his face; and his name shall be. in their foreheads. 5 no night shall be there, nor any need of a lamp, or of the light of the sun; for the Lord God will give them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
6 the angel then said, "these sayings are certain and true. the Lord God of the holy prophets has sent his angel to shew his servants what must shortly happen.
8 I John saw these things, and heard them. and when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel, who shewed me these things. 9 but he said to me, "forbear, I am the servant of God, as you are, and your brethren the prophets, and those who observe the words of this book: worship God." 10 He subjoin'd, "don't seal the prophetic discourses of this book: for the time draws nigh. 11 he that is unjust, let him be unjust still: he that is filthy, let him be filthy still: he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 blessed are they who wash their robes, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." 15 "but without are the execrable, the poisoners, the licentious, the murderers, the idolaters, and all who are pleas'd with, or practise deceit.
16 "I Jesus have sent my angel to testify these things to the churches. I am the shoot, the offspring of David, the splendid morning star.
17 the spirit and the bride say, come. let him that heareth, say, come. let him that is a-thirst, come: and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 "I declare to every one that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if any one shall add to these things, God shall strike him with the plagues that are written in this book: 19 and if any one shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall exclude him from any interest in the tree of life, and in the holy city, and in the things which are written in this book."