The Time Is Near

Then he said to me, (A)“These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the [a]holy prophets (B)sent His angel to show His servants the things which must (C)shortly take place.

(D)“Behold, I am coming quickly! (E)Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

Now I, John, [b]saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, (F)I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.

Then he said to me, (G)“See that you do not do that. [c]For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” 10 (H)And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, (I)for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him [d]be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

Jesus Testifies to the Churches

12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and (J)My reward is with Me, (K)to give to every one according to his work. 13 (L)I am the Alpha and the Omega, the [e]Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

14 (M)Blessed are those who [f]do His commandments, that they may have the right (N)to the tree of life, (O)and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 [g]But (P)outside are (Q)dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.

16 (R)“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. (S)I am the Root and the Offspring of David, (T)the Bright and Morning Star.”

17 And the Spirit and (U)the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” (V)And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

A Warning

18 [h]For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: (W)If anyone adds to these things, [i]God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, (X)God[j] shall take away his part from the [k]Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

I Am Coming Quickly

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be [l]with you all. Amen.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 22:6 NU, M spirits of the prophets
  2. Revelation 22:8 NU, M am the one who heard and saw
  3. Revelation 22:9 NU, M omit For
  4. Revelation 22:11 NU, M do right
  5. Revelation 22:13 NU, M First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
  6. Revelation 22:14 NU wash their robes,
  7. Revelation 22:15 NU, M omit But
  8. Revelation 22:18 NU, M omit For
  9. Revelation 22:18 M may God add
  10. Revelation 22:19 M may God take away
  11. Revelation 22:19 NU, M tree of life
  12. Revelation 22:21 NU with all; M with all the saints