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12 Then I was told:

I am coming soon! And when I come, I will reward everyone for what they have done. 13 I am Alpha and Omega,[a] the first and the last, the beginning and the end.

14 God will bless all who have washed their robes. They will each have the right to eat fruit from the tree that gives life, and they can enter the gates of the city.

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Footnotes

  1. 22.13 Alpha and Omega: See the note at 1.8.

16 I am Jesus! And I am the one who sent my angel to tell all of you these things for the churches. I am David’s Great Descendant,[a] and I am also the bright morning star.[b]

17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”

Everyone who hears this[c] should say, “Come!”

If you are thirsty, come! If you want life-giving water, come and take it. It’s free!

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Footnotes

  1. 22.16 David’s Great Descendant: See the note at 5.5.
  2. 22.16 the bright morning star: Probably thought of as the brightest star (see 2.27,28).
  3. 22.17 who hears this: The reading of the book of Revelation in a service of worship.

20 The one who has spoken these things says, “I am coming soon!”

So, Lord Jesus, please come soon!

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