Knijga O Kristu

Otkrivenje 22:1-21

1Anđeo mi pokaže rijeku vode života, bistru kao prozirac, što izvire iz Božjega i Jaganjčeva prijestolja 2i teče sredinom glavne ulice. S obiju strana rijeke raste drvo života koje donosi rod dvanaest puta—svakoga mjeseca. Lišćem tog stabla liječe se narodi.

3Neće više biti nikakva prokletstva. Božje i Jaganjčevo prijestolje bit će ondje i njihovi će im se sluge klanjati. 4Gledat će njegovo lice, a njegovo će im ime biti napisano na čelima. 5Neće ondje biti noći niti će trebati da im svijetle svjetiljke ili sunce. Obasjavat će ih Gospodin Bog. Oni će kraljevati u vijeke vjekova.

6Anđeo mi reče: “Vjerodostojne su i istinite ove riječi. Gospodin Bog koji nadahnjuje proroke poslao je svojega anđela da pokaže svojim slugama što će se uskoro dogoditi.”

Isus dolazi

7“Evo, uskoro dolazim! Blago onima koji vrše proročke riječi ove knjige!”

8Ja, Ivan, sve sam to čuo i vidio. A kad sam sve čuo i vidio, pao sam pred noge anđelu koji mi je to pokazao da se poklonim. 9Ali on ponovi: “Ne klanjaj se meni! Samo sam Božji sluga, baš kao ti i tvoja braća proroci, kao i svi koji su poslušni riječima ove knjige. Bogu se klanjaj!” 10Zatim mi reče: “Ne zapečaćuj proročke riječi ove knjige da ostanu tajnom jer je vrijeme blizu. 11Neka nepravednici i dalje čine nepravdu. Neka se okaljani i dalje kaljaju. Pravednici neka i dalje čine što je pravedno, a sveti neka se i dalje posvećuju!”

12“Evo, uskoro dolazim i svakome ću platiti prema njegovim djelima. 13Ja sam Alfa i Omega, Početak i Svršetak, Prvi i Posljednji.

14Blago onima koji peru svoje haljine! Bit će im dopušteno ući kroz vrata u grad i jesti plod sa stabla života. 15A izvan grada ostat će psi—vračari, bludnici, ubojice i idolopoklonici te svi koji vole i govore laž.

16Ja, Isus, poslao sam svojega anđela da ti dade ovu poruku za crkve. Ja sam onaj od kojega je David nastao i nasljednik njegovoga prijestolja.22:16 U grčkome: Ja sam korijen i izdanak Davidov. Zvijezda sam Danica.”

17Duh i zaručnica govore: “Dođi!” I tko god ovo čuje, neka kaže: “Dođi!” Neka dođe tko je žedan i neka besplatno zahvati vodu života! 18Svakomu tko sluša proročke riječi ove knjige svjedočim: Doda li tko išta onomu što je ovdje napisano, Bog će mu dodati zla opisana u ovoj knjizi. 19A oduzme li tko nešto od proročkih riječi zapisanih u ovoj knjizi, Bog će mu oduzeti njegov udjel sa stabla života i Sveti grad opisan u ovoj knjizi.

20Svjedok svega ovoga kaže: “Da, uskoro dolazim!”

Amen! Dođi, Gospodine Isuse!

21Neka je milost Gospodina Isusa Krista sa svima vama.

New International Reader's Version

Revelation 22:1-21

The Earth Is Made Like New Again

1Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life. It was as clear as crystal. It flowed from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2It flowed down the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing 12 crops of fruit. Its fruit was ripe every month. The leaves of the tree bring healing to the nations. 3There will no longer be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city. God’s servants will serve him. 4They will see his face. His name will be on their foreheads. 5There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun. The Lord God will give them light. They will rule for ever and ever.

John and the Angel

6The angel said to me, “You can trust these words. They are true. The Lord is the God who gives messages to the prophets. He sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”

7“Look! I am coming soon! Words of prophecy are written in this book. Blessed is the person who obeys them.”

8I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. After that, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel. He is the one who had been showing me these things. 9But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I serve God, just as you do. I am God’s servant, just like the other prophets. And I serve God along with all who obey the words of this book. Worship God!”

10Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy in this book. These things are about to happen. 11Let the person who does wrong keep on doing wrong. Let the evil person continue to be evil. Let the person who does right keep on doing what is right. And let the holy person continue to be holy.”

The Revelation Ends With Warnings and Blessings

12“Look! I am coming soon! I bring my rewards with me. I will reward each person for what they have done. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega. I am the First and the Last. I am the Beginning and the End.

14“Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will have the right to come to the tree of life. They will be allowed to go through the gates into the city. 15Outside the city are those who are impure. These people include those who practice witchcraft. Outside are also those who commit sexual sins and murder. Outside are those who worship statues of gods. And outside is everyone who loves and does what is false.

16“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this witness for the churches. I am the Root and the Son of David. I am the bright Morning Star.”

17The Holy Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And the person who hears should say, “Come!” Anyone who is thirsty should come. Anyone who wants to take the free gift of the water of life should do so.

18I am warning everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. Suppose someone adds anything to them. Then God will add to that person the plagues told about in this book. 19Suppose someone takes away any words from this book of prophecy. Then God will take away from that person the blessings told about in this book. God will take away their share in the tree of life. God will also take away their place in the Holy City.

20Jesus is a witness about these things. He says, “Yes. I am coming soon.”

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

21May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.