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Revelation 22 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The River of Life
Jesus Is Coming Quickly
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:1 - And he showed me a pure[fn] river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:2 - In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:3 - And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:4 - They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:5 - There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
The Time Is Near
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:6 - Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the holy[fn] prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:7 - “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:8 - Now I, John, saw and heard[fn] these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:9 - Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For[fn] I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:10 - And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:11 - “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous[fn] still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”
Jesus Testifies to the Churches
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:12 - “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:13 - “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:14 - Blessed are those who do His commandments,[fn] that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:15 - But[fn] outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:16 - “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:17 - And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
A Warning
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:18 - For[fn] I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add[fn] to him the plagues that are written in this book;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:19 - and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away[fn] his part from the Book[fn] of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
I Am Coming Quickly
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:20 - He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:21 - The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.[fn] Amen.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text and M-Text omit pure.
NU-Text and M-Text read spirits of the prophets.
NU-Text and M-Text read am the one who heard and saw.
NU-Text and M-Text omit For.
NU-Text and M-Text read do right.
NU-Text and M-Text read the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
NU-Text reads wash their robes.
NU-Text and M-Text omit But.
NU-Text and M-Text omit For.
M-Text reads may God add.
M-Text reads may God take away.
NU-Text and M-Text read tree of life.
NU-Text reads with all; M-Text reads with all the saints.

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