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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Kũguũrĩrio 22:1-21

Rũũĩ rwa Muoyo

122:1 Joh 4:10; Ezek 47:1Ningĩ mũraika ũcio akĩnyonia rũũĩ rwa maaĩ ma muoyo, makembu na makahenia o ta gĩcicio, rũgĩtherera ruumĩte gĩtĩ-inĩ kĩa ũnene kĩa Ngai na gĩa Gatũrũme 222:2 Kũg 2:7; Ezek 47:12rũikũrũkĩire gatagatĩ ka njĩra ĩrĩa nene ya itũũra inene. Mĩena yeerĩ ya rũũĩ rũu, o mwena warĩ na mũtĩ wa muoyo, naguo waciaraga matunda mĩthemba ikũmi na ĩĩrĩ, ũgaciaraga maciaro maguo o mweri. Namo mathangũ ma mũtĩ ũcio maarĩ ma kũhonia andũ a ndũrĩrĩ. 3Gũtigacooka kũgĩa na kĩrumi o na kĩrĩkũ. Gĩtĩ-kĩa-ũnene kĩa Ngai na gĩa Gatũrũme gĩgaakorwo kũu thĩinĩ wa itũũra inene, nacio ndungata ciake nĩikamũtungatagĩra. 422:4 Math 5:8; Kũg 7:3Nacio nĩikoonaga ũthiũ wake, narĩo rĩĩtwa rĩake rĩkandĩkwo ithiithi-inĩ ciao. 522:5 Isa 60:19-20; Kũg 21:23Gũtigacooka kũgĩa ũtukũ. Nao matikabatario nĩ ũtheri wa tawa o na kana ũtheri wa riũa, nĩgũkorwo Mwathani Ngai nĩwe ũgaatuĩka ũtheri wao. Nao magaathamaka tene na tene.

622:6 Kũg 1:1; 1Akor 14:32Nake mũraika ũcio akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Ciugo icio nĩ cia kwĩhokwo, na nĩ cia ma. Nake Mwathani, o we Ngai wa maroho ma anabii, nĩatũmire mũraika wake nĩguo onie ndungata ciake maũndũ marĩa arĩ o nginya mekĩke ica ikuhĩ.”

Jesũ Nĩarooka

722:7 Kũg 1:3“Na rĩrĩ, nĩngũũka o narua! Kũrathimwo nĩ mũndũ ũrĩa ũrũmĩtie ciugo cia ũrathi ũrĩa ũrĩ ibuku-inĩ rĩĩrĩ.”

822:8 Kũg 19:10Niĩ, Johana-rĩ, nĩ niĩ ndaiguire na ngĩona maũndũ macio. Na rĩrĩa ndaarĩkirie kũmaigua o na kũmona-rĩ, ngĩgwa thĩ magũrũ-inĩ ma mũraika ũcio wanyonagia maũndũ macio ndĩmũhooe. 9No akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Tiga gwĩka ũguo! O na niĩ ndĩ ndungata hamwe nawe, na hamwe na ariũ na aarĩ a thoguo arĩa anabii, na arĩa othe marũmĩtie ciugo cia ibuku rĩĩrĩ. Hooya Ngai arĩ we!”

1022:10 Dan 8:26; Arom 13:11Agĩcooka akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Ndũkahingĩrĩrie ciugo cia ũrathi wa ibuku rĩĩrĩ, nĩgũkorwo ihinda nĩrĩkuhĩrĩirie. 1122:11 Ezek 3:27; Dan 12:10Mũndũ ũrĩa wĩkaga ũũru nĩathiĩ na mbere gwĩka ũũru, nake ũrĩa kĩmaramari athiĩ na mbere na kũmaramara; na ũrĩa wĩkaga ũrĩa kwagĩrĩire athiĩ na mbere gwĩka ũrĩa kwagĩrĩire; ningĩ ũrĩa mũtheru agĩthiĩ na mbere gũtuĩka mũtheru.”

1222:12 Math 16:27; Isa 40:10“Na rĩrĩ, ngũũka o narua! Nakĩo kĩheo gĩakwa ndĩ nakĩo, na ngaahe o mũndũ kũringana na ũrĩa aneeka. 13Niĩ nĩ niĩ Alifa na Omega, wa Mbere na wa Kũrigĩrĩria, ningĩ Kĩambĩrĩria o na Kĩrĩkĩro.

1422:14 Kũg 7:14; Kũg 21:27“Kũrathimwo-rĩ, nĩ arĩa mathambĩtie nguo ciao, nĩguo magĩe na rũtha rwa gũkinya mũtĩ-inĩ wa muoyo na matoonyere ihingo-inĩ makinye thĩinĩ wa itũũra rĩu. 15Nakuo kũu nja gũgaikarwo nĩ magui, na arogi, na ahũũri ũmaraya, na oragani, na ahooi mĩhianano, na mũndũ ũrĩa wothe wendete maũndũ ma maheeni na akamekaga.

1622:16 Kũg 5:5; Math 1:1; 2Pet 1:19“Niĩ, Jesũ, nĩndũmĩte mũraika wakwa agũkinyĩrie ũira ũyũ nĩ ũndũ wa makanitha. Niĩ nĩ niĩ Thuuna na Rũciaro rwa Daudi, na nĩ niĩ Njata ĩrĩa ngengu ya Rũciinĩ tene.”

17Nake Roho o na mũhiki mekuuga atĩrĩ, “Ũka!” Nake ũrĩa ũkũigua nĩoige atĩrĩ, “Ũka!” Mũndũ o wothe mũnyootu, nĩoke; na ũrĩa wothe ũkwenda, nĩamũkĩre kĩheo kĩrĩa kĩa maaĩ ma muoyo, atekũgũra.

1822:18 Gũcook 4:2; Thim 30:6; Kũg 15:6Ngũkaania mũndũ o wothe ũrĩa ũkũigua ciugo cia ũrathi wa ibuku rĩĩrĩ atĩrĩ: Mũndũ o wothe angĩciongerera ũndũ, Ngai nĩakamuongerera mĩthiro ĩrĩa ĩtaarĩirio thĩinĩ wa ibuku rĩĩrĩ. 19Na mũndũ o na ũrĩkũ angĩkeeheria ciugo thĩinĩ wa ibuku rĩĩrĩ rĩa ũrathi, Ngai nĩakamwehereria igai rĩake kuuma mũtĩ-inĩ wa muoyo, o na kuuma itũũra-inĩ rĩu itheru, iria itaarĩirio thĩinĩ wa ibuku rĩĩrĩ.

20Ũrĩa ũroimbũra maũndũ macio ekuuga atĩrĩ, “Ĩĩ nĩguo, ngũũka o narua.”

Ameni. Ũka, Mwathani Jesũ!

2122:21 Arom 16:20Wega wa Mwathani Jesũ ũrogĩa na andũ a Ngai. Ameni.