1 And he showed me the river of the Water of Life, clear as crystal, Flowing out from the throne of God, and of the Lamb, 2 In the middle of the broad street of the City. On each side of the river was a Tree of Life, Bearing twelve kinds of fruit, Each month yielding its own fruit. And the leaves of the tree Were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there will be no more curse But in it will be the throne of God and of the Lamb. 4 And his slaves will serve and worship him. They will see his face. His name will be on their foreheads. 5 Night will be no more. They will need no lamplight nor sunlight, Because the Lord God will give them light; And they will reign forever and ever.
6 Then he said to me. "These words may be trusted, and are true. the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his slaves what must soon take place.
7 "And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
8 And I, John, am he who heard and saw these things. And after I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me. 9 But he said to me. "See thou do it not. I am only a fellow slave with you and your brothers, the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this Book. "WORSHIP GOD!" 10 And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book; for the crisis is near. 11 He who is wicked, let him be wicked still; He who is filthy, let him be filthy still; He who is righteous, lit him practise righteousness still; And he who is holy, let him be made holy still.
12 Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, To give to each man what his actions merit. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, The First and the Last, The Beginning and the End.
14 "Blessed are they who wash their robes, so that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in by the gates into the City. 15 Without are the dogs, the sorcerers, the immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and all who live and make a lie.
16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the root and offspring of David, the bright and morning Star.
17 "And the Spirit and the Bride say 'Come!' And let him who hears, say 'Come!' And let him who thirsts, come; And whoever wills, let him take the Water of Life freely."
18 I testify to every man who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. If any man shall add to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; 19 and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the Tree of Life, and in the Holy City, about which this book is written.