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.
The end of the New
Revelation 22 New International Version (NIV)
22 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
John and the Angel
6 The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”
7 “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”
8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. 9 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. Worship God!”
10 Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near. 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.”
Epilogue: Invitation and Warning
12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you[a] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.