1 And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and the Lamb. 2 In the midst of its broad plain and along the river on each side was the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, and yielding monthly each of its fruits, and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3 And no curse shall be there any more. And the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall serve him, 4 and shall see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads. 5 And there shall be no night, and they shall have no need of a lamp and light, for the Lord God shall shed light on them, and they shall reign forever and ever.
6 And he said to me, These words are faithful and true, and the Lord God of the spirits of the prophets sent his angel to show his servants what must shortly occur.
8 And I am John who heard and saw these thing; and when I heard and when I saw I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel that showed me these things. 9 And he said to me, See [that you do it] not; for I am your fellow servant and of your brothers the prophets and of those that keep the words of this book; worship God. 10 And he said to me, Seal not up the words of the prophecy of this book; the time is at hand. 11 Let the unjust be unjust still, and let the filthy be filthy still, and let the righteous do righteousness still, and let the holy be made holy still.
12 Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every one as his work is. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, first and last, the beginning and end.
14 Blessed are they that keep his commandments, that they may have a right to the tree of life, and enter by the gates into the city. 15 Without are dogs and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers and idolaters and whoever loves and practises falsehood.
16 I Jesus sent my angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright star of the morning.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that thirsts, come; let him that will, take the water of life freely.
18 I testify to every one that hears the words of the prophecy of this book. If any one adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues written in this book; 19 and if any one takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and the holy city, described in this book.