1 Then he showed me the river of the water of Life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the streets of the City; on both sides of the river grew the tree of Life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, each month having its own fruit; and the leaves served to heal the nations. 3 None who is accursed will be there; but the throne of God and the Lamb will be within it, his servants will serve and worship him, 4 they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 Night there shall be none; they need no lamp or sun to shine upon them, for the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign for ever and ever.
7 Lo, I am coming very soon; blessed is he who lays to heart the words of the prophecy of this book!"
8 I John saw and heard all this; and when I heard and saw it, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who had shown me it all. 9 & 10] And he said to me, "These words are trustworthy and genuine, for the Lord God of the spirits of the prophets has sent his angel to show his servants what must very soon come to pass. 9 But he said to me, "No, not that! I am but a servant like yourself and your brothers the prophets, who lay to heart the words of this book. Worship God." 10 He said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near: 11 Let the wicked still be wicked, let the filthy still be filthy, let the righteous still do right, let the holy still be holy!
12 [Relocated to follow vss 13 [Relocated to follow vs 16] I am the alpha and the omega, the First and the Last, the beginning and the end.
14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, that theirs may be the right to the tree of Life, the right to enter the gates of the City! 15 Begone, you dogs, you sorcerers, you vicious men, you murderers, you idolaters, you who love and practise falsehood, everyone of you!"
16 & 13] Lo, I am coming very soon, with my reward, to requite everyone for what he has done."
16 "I Jesus have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches; I am the Scion and offspring of David, the bright star of the morning.
17 "Come," say the Spirit and the Bride: let the hearer too say, "Come"; and let the thirsty come, let anyone who desires it, take the water of Life without price.
18 [I adjure all who hear the words of the prophecy of this book: "If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book; 19 and if anyone removes any words written in this book, God will remove his share in the tree of Life and in the holy City described in this book."]
20 He who bears this testimony says, "Even so: I am coming very soon." Amen, Lord Jesus, come!