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The River and the Tree of Life

1 Then he R1101 showed me a river R1102 of the water R1103 of life, clear F257 as R1104 crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the F258 Lamb, 2 in the middle of its R1105 street. On R1106 either side of the river was the R1107 tree of life, bearing twelve kinds F259 of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 There R1108 will no longer be any curse; and the R1109 throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve R1110 Him; 4 they will see R1111 His face, and His name R1112 will be on their foreheads. R1113 5 And there R1114 will no longer be any night; and they will F260 not have need of R1115 the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign R1116 forever and ever.

6 And he R1117 said to me, "These R1118 words are faithful and true"; and the Lord, the God R1119 of the spirits of the prophets, sent R1120 His angel to show to His bond-servants the things which must soon take place.

7 "And behold, I R1121 am coming quickly. Blessed R1122 is he who heeds F261 the R1123 words of the prophecy of this book."

8 I, R1124 John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I R1125 fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 But he R1126 said to me, "Do not do that. I am a fellow R1127 servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed F262 the words of this R1128 book. Worship God."

The Final Message

10 And he said to me, "Do R1129 not seal up the R1130 words of the prophecy of this book, for R1131 the time is near. 11 "Let R1132 the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy."

12 "Behold, I R1133 am coming quickly, and My reward R1134 is with Me, to R1135 render to every man according F263 to what he has done. 13 "I am the Alpha R1136 and the Omega, the R1137 first and the last, the R1138 beginning and the end."

14 Blessed are those who wash R1139 their robes, so that they may have the right to the R1140 tree of life, and may enter R1141 by the gates R1142 into the city. 15 Outside R1143 are the dogs R1144 and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.

16 "I, R1145 Jesus, have sent My R1146 angel to testify to you these things for R1147 F264 the churches. I am the R1148 root and the descendant R1149 of David, the bright morning R1150 star."

17 The Spirit R1151 and the bride R1152 say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let R1153 the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water R1154 of life without cost.

18 I testify to everyone who hears the R1155 words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds R1156 to them, God will add to him the R1157 plagues which are written in this R1158 book; 19 and if anyone takes R1159 away from the words R1160 of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the R1161 tree of life and from F265 the holy city, which R1162 are written in this book.

20 He who testifies R1163 to these things says, "Yes, I R1164 am coming quickly." Amen. Come, R1165 Lord Jesus.

21 The R1166 grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. F266 Amen.

F257: Lit bright
F258: Or the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was
F259: Or crops of fruit
F260: Lit do not have
F261: Lit keeps
F262: Lit keep
F263: Lit as his work is
F264: Or concerning
F265: Lit out of
F266: One early ms reads the saints

R1101: Revelation 1:1; 21:9; 22:6
R1102: Psalms 46:4; Ezekiel 47:1
R1103: Zechariah 14:8; Revelation 7:17; 22:17
R1104: Revelation 4:6
R1105: Revelation 21:21
R1106: Ezekiel 47:12
R1107: Genesis 2:9; Revelation 2:7; 22:14,19
R1108: Zechariah 14:11
R1109: Revelation 21:3
R1110: Revelation 7:15
R1111: Psalms 17:15; 42:2; Matthew 5:8
R1112: Revelation 14:1
R1113: Revelation 7:3
R1114: Zechariah 14:7; Revelation 21:25
R1115: Isaiah 60:19; Revelation 21:23
R1116: Daniel 7:18,27; Matthew 19:28; Romans 5:17; Revelation 20:4
R1117: Revelation 1:1; 21:9
R1118: Revelation 19:9; 21:5
R1119: 1 Corinthians 14:32; Hebrews 12:9
R1120: Revelation 1:1; 22:16
R1121: Revelation 1:3; 3:3,11; 16:15; 22:12,20
R1122: Revelation 1:3; 16:15
R1123: Revelation 1:11; 22:9,10,18f
R1124: Revelation 1:1
R1125: Revelation 19:10
R1126: Revelation 19:10
R1127: Revelation 1:1
R1128: Revelation 1:11; 22:10,18f
R1129: Daniel 8:26; Revelation 10:4
R1130: Revelation 1:11; 22:9,18f
R1131: Revelation 1:3
R1132: Ezekiel 3:27; Daniel 12:10
R1133: Revelation 22:7
R1134: Isaiah 40:10; 62:11
R1135: Psalms 28:4; Jeremiah 17:10; Matthew 16:27; Revelation 2:23
R1136: Revelation 1:8
R1137: Isaiah 44:6; 48:12; Revelation 1:17; 2:8
R1138: Revelation 21:6
R1139: Revelation 7:14
R1140: Genesis 2:9; 3:22; Revelation 22:2
R1141: Revelation 21:27
R1142: Revelation 21:12
R1143: Matthew 8:12; 1 Corinthians 6:9f; Galatians 5:19ff; Revelation 21:8
R1144: Deuteronomy 23:18; Matthew 7:6; Philippians 3:2
R1145: Revelation 1:1
R1146: Revelation 1:1; 22:6
R1147: Revelation 1:4,11; 3:22
R1148: Revelation 5:5
R1149: Matthew 1:1
R1150: Matthew 2:2; Revelation 2:28
R1151: Revelation 2:7; 14:13
R1152: Revelation 21:2,9
R1153: Isaiah 55:1; Revelation 21:6
R1154: Revelation 7:17; 22:1
R1155: Revelation 22:7
R1156: Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; Proverbs 30:6
R1157: Revelation 15:6-16:21
R1158: Revelation 22:7
R1159: Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; Proverbs 30:6
R1160: Revelation 22:7
R1161: Revelation 22:2
R1162: Revelation 21:10-22:5
R1163: Revelation 1:2
R1164: Revelation 22:7
R1165: 1 Corinthians 16:22
R1166: Romans 16:20


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