1Then the angel showed me a river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
3No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him.
6Then the angel said to me, “Everything you have heard and seen is trustworthy and true. The Lord God, who inspires his prophets,*22:6a Or The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets. has sent his angel to tell his servants what will happen soon.*22:6b Or suddenly, or quickly; also in 22:7, 12, 20.”
7“Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book.*22:7 Or scroll; also in 22:9, 10, 18, 19.”
8I, John, am the one who heard and saw all these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me.
10Then he instructed me, “Do not seal up the prophetic words in this book, for the time is near.
12“Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds.
14Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life.
16“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne.*22:16 Greek I am the root and offspring of David. I am the bright morning star.”
17The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.
20He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!”
Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
21May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people.*22:21 Other manuscripts read be with all; still others read be with all of God’s holy people. Some manuscripts add Amen.