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.
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1Ndipo mngeloyo anandionetsa mtsinje wamadzi amoyo, oyera ngati mwala wa krustalo ukutuluka ku mpando waufumu wa Mulungu ndi wa Mwana Wankhosa, 2Ukuyenda pakati pa msewu waukulu wa mu mzindawo. Mbali iliyonse ya mtsinjewo kunali mtengo wamoyo, utabala zipatso khumi ndi ziwiri. Kubereka zipatso mwezi uliwonse. Ndipo masamba a mtengowo ndi mankhwala wochiritsa anthu a mitundu ina. 3Sipadzakhalanso temberero lililonse. Mpando waufumu wa Mulungu ndi wa Mwana Wankhosa udzakhala mu mzindawo, ndipo atumiki ake adzamutumikira. 4Iwo adzaona nkhope yake ndipo dzina lake lidzalembedwa pa mphumi zawo. 5Sipadzakhalanso usiku. Sadzafuna kuwala kwa nyale kapena kwa dzuwa pakuti Ambuye Mulungu adzakhala kuwala kwawo. Ndipo adzalamulira kwamuyaya.
6Mngeloyo anandiwuza kuti, “Mawu awa ndi okhulupirika ndi owona. Ambuye Mulungu wa mizimu ya aneneri anatumiza mngelo wake kudzaonetsa atumiki ake zinthu zimene ziyenera kuchitika posachedwapa.”
7“Taonani, ndikubwera posachedwa! Wodala ndi amene asunga mawu oneneratu za kutsogolo a mʼbuku ili.”
8Ine Yohane, ndine amene ndinamva ndi kuona zinthu izi. Ndipo pamene ndinamva ndi kuona izi ndinagwa pansi kuti ndipembedze mngelo amene amandionetsa zimenezi. 9Koma mngeloyo anandiwuza kuti, “Usatero ayi! Ine ndine wotumikira monga iwe pamodzi ndi abale ako aneneri ndi onse amene amasunga mawu a mʼbuku pembedzani Mulungu.”
10Kenaka anandiwuza kuti, “Usabise mawu onena zamʼtsogolo a mʼbuku ili chifukwa nthawi yayandikira. 11Wochita zoyipa apitirire kuchita zoyipazo; wochita zonyansa apitirire kuchita zonyansazo; wochita zabwino apitirire kuchita zabwinozo; ndipo woyera mtima apitirire kukhala woyera mtima.”
Mawu Otsiriza: Kuyitanidwa ndi Chenjezo
12“Taonani, ndikubwera posachedwa! Ndikubwera ndi mphotho zanga kuti ndidzapereke kwa aliyense malinga ndi zimene anachita. 13Ine ndine Alefa ndi Omega, Woyamba ndi Wotsiriza, Chiyambi ndi Chimaliziro ndine.
14“Odala amene achapa mikanjo yawo, kuti akhale ndi ufulu wopita ku mtengo wamoyo ndi kuti akalowe mʼzipata za mu mzindawo. 15Kunja kuli agalu, amatsenga, achiwerewere, akupha anthu, opembedza mafano ndi aliyense amene amakonda bodza ndi kulichita.
16“Ine Yesu, ndatuma mngelo wanga kuti achitire umboni uwu ku mipingo. Ine ndine Muzu ndi Chipatso cha Davide ndipo ndine Nthanda Yonyezimira.”
17Mzimu Woyera ndi mkwatibwi akuti, “Bwerani!” Ndipo amene akumva anena kuti Bwerani! Iye amene ali ndi ludzu abwere, ndipo aliyense amene afuna alandire mphatso yaulere ya madzi amoyo.
18Ndikuchenjeza aliyense amene akumva mawu onena zamʼtsogolo a mʼbukuli kuti, “Ngati wina awonjezerapo kalikonse, Mulungu adzamuwonjezera miliri imene yalembedwa mʼbuku ili. 19Ndipo wina akachotsapo mawu onena zamʼtsogolo a mʼbuku ili, Mulungu adzachotsa gawo lake pa mtengo wamoyo ndi la mu mzinda woyera zimene zanenedwa mʼbuku ili.”
20Iye amene akuchitira umboni pa zinthu izi akuti, “Inde, Ine ndikubwera posachedwa.”
Ameni. Bwerani Ambuye Yesu.
21Chisomo cha Ambuye Yesu chikhale ndi anthu onse. Ameni.