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Revelation

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, and flowing in the center of the city’s main street. On each side of the river was the tree of life, producing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. There will be no longer be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and His servants will serve Him. They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. There will be no night, and they will not need lamplight or sunlight, because the Lord God will illuminate them. They will reign as kings to the ages of the ages. Then the angel said to me, “These words are faithful and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His servants the things which must happen soon.” “Look! I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. But he said to me, “Do not do this! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets, and with those who obey the words of this book. Worship God.” Then he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy in this book, because the time is near. The one who does evil, let him do evil still. The one who is morally filthy, let him be filthy still. The one who is upright, let him do right still. The one who is holy, let him be holy still.” “Look! I am coming soon, and my reward is with me, to pay each person according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Blessed are those who wash their robes so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter the city by the gates. Excluded are the dogs, sorcerers, sexually immoral, murderers, idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify these things to you for the churches. I am the shoot and the offspring of David, the bright morning star.” The spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come. Let the one who wants it take the water of life free of charge. I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy in this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away that person’s share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. The one who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen! Come, lord Jesus. The grace of the lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

Revelation