1 And the angel showed me 'a river of the Water of Life,' as clear as crystal, issuing from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 2 in the middle of the street of the City. On each side of the river was a Tree of Life which bore twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 'Every thing that is accursed will cease to be.' The throne of God and of the Lamb will be within it, and his servants will worship him; 4 they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 Night will cease to be. They have no need of the light of a lamp, nor have they the light of the sun; for the 'Lord God will be their light, and they will reign for ever and ever.'
6 Then the angel said to me-- 'These words may be trusted and are true. The Lord, the God that inspires the Prophets, sent his angel to show his servants what must quickly take place;
7 and he said "I will come quickly." Blessed will he be who lays to heart the words of the prophecy contained in this book.'
8 It was I, John, who heard and saw these things; and, when I heard and saw them, I prostrated myself in worship at the feet of the angel that showed them to me. 9 But he said to me-- 'Forbear; I am your fellow-servant, and the fellow-servant of your Brothers, the Prophets, and of all who lay to heart the words in this book. Worship God.' 10 Then the angel said to me-- 'Do not keep secret the words of the prophecy contained in this book; for The Time is near. 11 Let the wrong-doer continue to do wrong; the filthy-minded man continue to be filthy; the righteous man continue to act righteously; and the holy-minded man continue to be holy.'
12 ('I will come quickly. I bring my rewards with me, to give to each man what his actions deserve. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.')
14 Blessed will they be who wash their robes, that they may have the right to approach the Tree of Life, and may enter the City by the gates. 15 Outside will be the filthy, the sorcerers, the impure, the murderers, the idolaters, and all who love the false and live it.'
16 'I, Jesus, sent my angel to bear testimony to you about these things before the Churches. I am the Scion and the Offspring of David, the bright Star of the Morning.'
17 'Come,' say the Spirit and the Bride; and let him who hears say 'Come.' Let him who thirsts come; let him who will take the Water of Life freely.
18 I declare to all who hear the words of the prophecy contained in this book-- 'If anyone adds to it, God will add to his troubles the Curses described in this book; 19 and if any one takes away any of the words in the book containing this prophecy, God will take away his share in the Tree of Life, and in the Holy City--as described in this book.'
20 He whose testimony this is says-- 'Assuredly I will come quickly.' 'Amen, come, Lord Jesus.'