There will be no more night.(A) They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light.(B) And they will reign for ever and ever.(C)

John and the Angel

The angel said to me,(D) “These words are trustworthy and true.(E) The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets,(F) sent his angel(G) to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”

“Look, I am coming soon!(H) Blessed(I) is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”(J)

I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things.(K) And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet(L) of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll.(M) Worship God!”(N)

10 Then he told me, “Do not seal up(O) the words of the prophecy of this scroll,(P) because the time is near.(Q) 11 Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.”(R)

Epilogue: Invitation and Warning

12 “Look, I am coming soon!(S) My reward is with me,(T) and I will give to each person according to what they have done.(U) 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega,(V) the First and the Last,(W) the Beginning and the End.(X)

14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes,(Y) that they may have the right to the tree of life(Z) and may go through the gates(AA) into the city.(AB) 15 Outside(AC) are the dogs,(AD) those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

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