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22:1Then the Messenger showed me the River of the Water of Life, shining like a crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.22:2In the middle of the city square and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, which produces fruit in each of the twelve months of the year. Its leaves are for the healing of the non-Judeans.22:3The Curse will be no more!

The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his slaves will offer him divine service.22:4They will gaze on his face and have his name on their foreheads.22:5There will be no more night, and thus no need for the light of a lamp or the sun, because the Master God will provide their light, and they will reign forever.

22:6Then the Messenger said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true.” And the Master, the God of the spirits of the prophets, commissioned his Messenger to show his slaves what must suddenly come to pass:22:7“Look! I am coming suddenly. Blessed are those who guard the words of the prophecy of this scroll.”

22:8I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I did, I fell down at the feet of the Messenger showing me these things.22:9But he says to me, “Look! No! I am just a co-slave with you and your brothers and sisters the prophets, and those who guard the words of this scroll. Worship God!”

22:10Then he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near.22:11Let the unjust continue to harm; let the dirty remain dirty; let the just continue to be righteous; let the holy remain holy.”

22:12“Look! I am coming suddenly, bringing with me the wages everyone has earned.22:13I am the alpha and the omega, the first and the last, the start and the finish.22:14Happy are those who wash their robes; they are granted access to the Tree of Life and passage through the city doorways.22:15But outside are the loathsome, the sorcerers, the promiscuous, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.22:16I, Jesus, sent my Messenger to give you this testimony to the Congregations. I am the root and family of David, the shining morning star.”22:17The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!” And let those who hear, say, “Come!” Let the thirsty come; let whoever chooses, drink freely of the Water of Life.

22:18“Indeed, I testify to all who hear the words of the prophecy of this scroll: whoever adds to those words, God will add to that person the disasters they describe.22:19And to whoever subtracts from those words, God will subtract their share from the Tree of Life and the holy city as those words describe.”

22:20The one testifying to these things says, “Yes! I am coming suddenly!”

Absolutely! Come, Master Jesus!

22:21May the favor of Master Jesus be with you all.