Revelation 22 New Matthew Bible (NMB)
The river of the water of life. The fruitfulness and light of the city of God. The Lord does ever give his servants warning of things to come. The angel will not be worshipped. Nothing may be added to the word of God, nor taken away from it.
22 And he showed me a pure river of the water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the seat of God and of the Lamb, 2 in the middle of the street of the city. And on either side of the river there was the wood of life, which bore 12 kinds of fruit, and gave fruit every month. And the leaves of the wood served to heal the people. 3 And there shall be no more curse, but the seat of God and the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will serve him. 4 And they will see his face, and his name will be in their foreheads. 5 And there will be no night there, and they need no lamp, nor the light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they will reign forevermore.
6 And he said to me, These sayings are faithful and true. And the Lord God of the saints and prophets sent his angel to show to his servants the things that must shortly be fulfilled.
7 Behold, I come shortly. Happy is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.
8 I am John, who saw these things and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel that showed me these things. 9 And he said to me, See you do it not. For I am your fellow servant, and the fellow servant of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the sayings of this book. But worship God.
10 And he said to me, Do not seal up the sayings of the prophecy of this book. For the time is at hand.
11 He who does evil, let him do evil still; and he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he who is righteous, let him be more righteous; and he who is holy, let him be more holy. 12 And behold, I come shortly, and my reward with me, to give to everyone according to his deeds. 13 I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are those who do his commandments, so that their power may be in the tree of life, and they may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For outside shall be dogs, and enchanters, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves or makes lies.
16 I, Jesus, sent my angel to testify of these things to you in the congregations. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come! And let him who hears say also, Come! And let him who is a-thirst come. And let whosoever will, take of the water of life, free.
18 I testify to everyone that hears the words of prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to these things, 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, God will take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from those things which are written in this book.
20 He who testifies to these things says, Be it, I come quickly.
Amen. Even so. Come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
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