God’s Glory Returns to the Temple

43 Then the man brought me to the gate facing east,(A) and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters,(B) and the land was radiant with his glory.(C) The vision I saw was like the vision I had seen when he[a] came to destroy the city and like the visions I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell facedown. The glory(D) of the Lord entered the temple through the gate facing east.(E) Then the Spirit(F) lifted me up(G) and brought me into the inner court, and the glory(H) of the Lord filled the temple.(I)

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  1. Ezekiel 43:3 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts I

Epilogue: Invitation and Warning

12 “Look, I am coming soon!(A) My reward is with me,(B) and I will give to each person according to what they have done.(C) 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega,(D) the First and the Last,(E) the Beginning and the End.(F)

14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes,(G) that they may have the right to the tree of life(H) and may go through the gates(I) into the city.(J) 15 Outside(K) are the dogs,(L) those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

16 “I, Jesus,(M) have sent my angel(N) to give you[a] this testimony for the churches.(O) I am the Root(P) and the Offspring of David,(Q) and the bright Morning Star.”(R)

17 The Spirit(S) and the bride(T) say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.(U)

18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll:(V) If anyone adds anything to them,(W) God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll.(X) 19 And if anyone takes words away(Y) from this scroll of prophecy,(Z) God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life(AA) and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.

20 He who testifies to these things(AB) says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”(AC)

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.(AD)

21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people.(AE) Amen.

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  1. Revelation 22:16 The Greek is plural.

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