Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

啟示錄 22

1天使讓我看城內街道當中一道流淌著生命水的河,清澈如水晶,從上帝和羔羊的寶座那裡流出。 河兩岸有結十二種果子的生命樹,每個月都結果子,葉子能醫治萬民。 再也沒有咒詛,因為城裡有上帝和羔羊的寶座,祂的奴僕都要事奉祂。 他們必見上帝的面,上帝的名字必印在他們的額上。 再沒有黑夜,也不需要燈光和陽光,因為主上帝必作他們的光。他們要執掌王權直到永永遠遠。

基督的再來

天使對我說:「這些話真實可靠。賜聖靈感動眾先知的主上帝已差遣祂的天使,將那些快要發生的事指示給祂的奴僕們。」

「看啊,我快要來了。遵行這書中預言的人有福了!」

以上都是我約翰親眼看見、親耳聽見的事。當我聽見、看見這些事後,就俯伏敬拜將這一切指示給我的天使。 天使對我說:「千萬不可!我與你、你的眾先知弟兄和那些遵行這書上話語的人同是上帝的奴僕,你要敬拜上帝。」

10 他又對我說:「不可封住這卷書上的預言,因為時候快到了。 11 不義的,讓他繼續不義;污穢的,讓他繼續污穢;公義的,讓他保持公義;聖潔的,讓他保持聖潔。」

12 「看啊,我快要來了,到時候我要按各人的行為施行賞罰。 13 我是阿拉法,我是俄梅加;我是首先的,我是末後的;我是開始,我是終結。 14 那些洗淨自己衣裳的人有福了!他們有權吃生命樹的果子,也可以從城門進入城中。 15 那些如同惡犬的敗類、行邪術的、淫亂的、殺人的、拜偶像的和一切喜歡弄虛作假的,都要被拒之城外。 16 我耶穌差遣我的天使到眾教會,向你們證明這些事。我是大衛的根,也是大衛的後裔,又是明亮的晨星。」

17 聖靈和新娘都說:「來吧!」聽見的也要說:「來吧!」口渴的,讓他來吧!願意的,讓他白白享用生命水吧!

警告

18 我鄭重警告所有聽見這書上預言的人:如果誰在這書上增添什麼,上帝必將這書上所記載的災禍加在他身上; 19 如果有人從這預言書上刪減什麼,上帝必使他無份於這書上所記載的生命樹和聖城。

20 那位證明這些事的說:「是的,我快要來了。」阿們!主耶穌啊,我願你來!

21 願主耶穌的恩典與眾聖徒同在。阿們!

Amplified Bible

Revelation 22

The Perfect Life

1Then the angel showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb (Christ), in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. There will no longer exist anything that is cursed [because sin and illness and death are gone]; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve and worship Him [with great awe and joy and loving devotion]; they will [be privileged to] see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And there will no longer be night; they have no need for lamplight or sunlight, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign [as kings] forever and ever.

You Are Invited to be Blessed

Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent His angel [as a representative] to show His bond-servants the things that must soon take place.

“And behold, I am coming quickly. [a]Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) is the one who heeds and takes to heart and remembers the words of the prophecy [that is, the predictions, consolations, and warnings] contained in this book (scroll).”

I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. But he said to me, “Do not do that. I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets and with those who heed and remember [the truths contained in] the words of this book. Worship God.”

10 And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time [of their fulfillment] is [b]near. 11 Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy (vile, impure), still be filthy; and the one who is righteous (just, upright), still be righteous; and the one who is holy, still be holy.”

12 “Behold, I (Jesus) am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, [c]to give to each one [d]according to the merit of his deeds (earthly works, faithfulness). 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End [the Eternal One].”

14 [e]Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) are those who wash their robes [in the blood of Christ by believing and trusting in Him—the righteous who do His commandments], so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs [the godless, the impure, those of low moral character] and the sorcerers [with their intoxicating drugs, and magic arts], and the immoral persons [the perverted, the molesters, and the adulterers], and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying (deception, cheating).

The Final Invitation

16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you and to give you assurance of these things for the churches. I am the Root (the Source, the Life) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and bright Morning Star.”

17 The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, believers) say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take and drink the water of life without cost.

18 I testify and warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book [its predictions, consolations, and admonitions]: if anyone adds [anything] to them, God will add to him the plagues (afflictions, calamities) which are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from or distorts the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away [from that one] his share from the tree of life and from the holy city (new Jerusalem), which are written in this book.

20 He who testifies and affirms these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of the Lord Jesus (the Christ, the Messiah) be with all [the saints—all believers, those set apart for God]. Amen.

Notas al pie

  1. Revelation 22:7 This is the sixth of the seven promised blessings. See note 1:3.
  2. Revelation 22:10 While Daniel was instructed to seal his prophecy, John was now told to reveal his (see Dan 12:4).
  3. Revelation 22:12 I.e. the final judgment for the believer will occur when he stands before Christ to have his fidelity and service judged, and the appropriate reward determined.
  4. Revelation 22:12 Lit as his work is.
  5. Revelation 22:14 This is the seventh and last of the promised blessings. See note 1:3.