1Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4They will see his face, and 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, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
John and the Angel
6The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”
7“Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”
8I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. 9But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!”
10Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near. 11Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.”
Epilogue: Invitation and Warning
12“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
14“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
16“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you22:16 The Greek is plural. this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
17The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
18I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 19And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
20He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.
Mto Wa Maji Ya Uzima
122:1 Ufu 4:6; Eze 47:1; Zek 14:8Kisha yule malaika akanionyesha mto wa maji ya uzima, maangavu kama kioo yakitiririka kutoka kwenye kile kiti cha enzi cha Mungu na cha Mwana-Kondoo, 222:2 Ufu 2:7; Eze 47:12kupitia katikati ya barabara kuu ya huo mji. Kwenye kila upande wa huo mto kulikuwa na mti wa uzima utoao matunda ya aina kumi na mbili, ukizaa matunda yake kila mwezi. Nayo majani ya mti huo ni kwa ajili ya uponyaji wa mataifa. 322:3 Zek 14:11; Ufu 7:15Katika mji huo hakutakuwa tena na laana, bali kiti cha enzi cha Mungu na cha Mwana-Kondoo kitakuwamo humo na watumishi wake watamtumikia, 422:4 Mt 5:8; Ufu 14:1nao watamwona uso wake na Jina lake litakuwa kwenye vipaji vya nyuso zao. 522:5 Ufu 21:23, 25; 20:4; Dan 7:27Usiku hautakuwako tena, wala hawatahitaji mwanga wa taa au wa jua, kwa maana Bwana Mungu atakuwa nuru yao, nao watatawala milele na milele.
622:6 Ufu 1:1; 19:9; 21:5; Ebr 12:9Kisha yule malaika akaniambia, “Maneno haya ni ya kuaminika na kweli. Bwana, Mungu wa roho za manabii, alimtuma malaika wake kuwaonyesha watumishi wake yale ambayo hayana budi kutukia upesi.”
Bwana Yesu Anakuja
722:7 Ufu 3:11; 1:3; Mt 16:27; Ufu 22:10, 18, 19“Tazama, naja upesi! Amebarikiwa yeye ayashikaye maneno ya unabii wa kitabu hiki.”
822:8 Ufu 1:1; 19:10Mimi, Yohana, ndiye niliyesikia na kuyaona mambo haya. Nami nilipokwisha kuyasikia na kuyaona, nilianguka chini nikasujudu miguuni pa yule malaika aliyekuwa akinionyesha mambo hayo. 922:9 Ufu 19:10; 22:10, 18, 19Lakini yeye akaniambia, “Usifanye hivyo! Mimi ni mtumishi pamoja nawe na ndugu zako manabii na wote wanaoyashika maneno ya kitabu hiki. Msujudie Mungu!”
1022:10 Dan 8:26; Ufu 10:4; 1:3Kisha akaniambia, “Usiyafunge maneno ya unabii yaliyomo katika kitabu hiki, kwa sababu wakati umekaribia. 1122:11 Eze 3:27; Dan 12:10Atendaye mabaya na aendelee kutenda mabaya, aliye mchafu na aendelee kuwa mchafu, yeye atendaye haki na aendelee kutenda haki, na yeye aliye mtakatifu na aendelee kuwa mtakatifu.”
1222:12 Isa 14:10; Mt 16:27; Isa 62:11“Tazama, naja upesi! Thawabu yangu i mkononi mwangu, nami nitampa kila mtu sawasawa na alivyotenda. 1322:13 Ufu 1:8, 17; 21:6Mimi ni Alfa na Omega, wa Kwanza na wa Mwisho, Mwanzo na Mwisho.
1422:14 Ufu 2:7; 21:12, 27“Wamebarikiwa wale wafuao mavazi yao, ili wapate haki ya kuuendea huo mti wa uzima na kuuingia huo mji kupitia kwenye malango yake. 1522:15 Kum 23:18; Kol 3:5, 6; Flp 3:2Huko nje wako mbwa, wachawi, wazinzi, wauaji, waabudu sanamu, na kila mtu apendaye udanganyifu na kuufanya.
1622:16 Ufu 1:1, 4; 5:5; 2Pet 1:19; Ufu 2:28“Mimi, Yesu, nimemtuma malaika wangu kushuhudia mambo haya kwa ajili ya makanisa. Mimi ndimi Shina na Mzao wa Daudi, ile Nyota ya Asubuhi ingʼaayo.”
1722:17 Ufu 14:13Roho na bibi arusi wanasema, “Njoo!” Naye asikiaye na aseme, “Njoo!” Yeyote mwenye kiu na aje, na kila anayetaka na anywe maji ya uzima bure.
1822:18 Kum 12:32; Mit 30:6; Ufu 5:6; 16:21Namwonya kila mtu asikiaye maneno ya unabii wa kitabu hiki: Mtu yeyote akiongeza humo chochote, Mungu atamwongezea mapigo yaliyoandikwa katika kitabu hiki. 1922:19 Kum 4:2Kama mtu yeyote akipunguza humo chochote katika maneno ya unabii wa kitabu hiki, Mungu atamwondolea sehemu yake katika ule mti wa uzima na katika ule mji mtakatifu, ambao habari zake zimeandikwa katika kitabu hiki.
2022:20 Ufu 1:2; 1Kor 16:22Yeye anayeshuhudia mambo haya asema, “Hakika, naja upesi!”
Amen. Njoo, Bwana Yesu.
2122:21 Rum 16:20Neema ya Bwana Yesu iwe na watakatifu wote. Amen.