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.
1Ɔbɔfo no kyerɛɛ me nkwa asubɔnten a ani tew kurunnyenn sɛ ahwehwɛ a efi Onyankopɔn ne Oguamma no ahengua so, 2na ɛsen fa kurow no tempɔn kɛse no mfimfini. Nkwa dua si asu no fa biara a afe biara ɛsow aba ahorow dumien wɔ ɔsram biara. Wɔde so ahaban no sa aman ahorow no yare. 3Biribiara a ɛwɔ Onyankopɔn nnome ase no nkɔ kurow no mu. Wobehu Onyankopɔn ne Oguamma no ahengua wɔ kurow no mu na nʼasomfo bɛsom no. 4Wobehu nʼanim na wɔbɛkyerɛw ne din agu wɔn moma so. 5Ade rensa wɔ hɔ bio, na akanea anaa hann ho nhia, efisɛ Awurade Nyankopɔn bɛyɛ wɔn hann na wobedi ade sɛ ahene daa daa.
6Afei ɔbɔfo no ka kyerɛɛ me se, “Saa nsɛm yi yɛ nokware a wode wo ho to so a, eye. Na Awurade Nyankopɔn a ɔde Honhom ma adiyifo no somaa ne bɔfo se ɔmmɛkyerɛ nʼasomfo nea ɛbɛba nnansa yi ara no.”
7Yesu kae se, “Muntie! Mereba nnansa yi ara, Nhyira nka wɔn a wotie adiyisɛm a ɛwɔ saa nhoma yi mu no!”
8Me Yohane, mate na mahu saa nneɛma yi nyinaa. Na metee ne nyinaa, huu ne nyinaa wiei no, mibutuw ɔbɔfo no a ɔkyerɛɛ me saa nneɛma yi nyinaa no nan ase pɛɛ sɛ mesom no. 9Nanso ɔka kyerɛɛ me se, “Nyɛ saa! Meyɛ ɔsomfo te sɛ wo nuanom adiyifo ne wɔn a wodi nhoma yi mu nsɛm no so no ara pɛ. Som Onyankopɔn!”
10Na ɔka kyerɛɛ me se, “Nkata saa adiyisɛm a ɛwɔ nhoma yi mu no so, efisɛ bere no abɛn. 11Obiara a ɔyɛ bɔne no nkɔ so nyɛ bɔne, na nea ɔyɛ fi no nkɔ so nyɛ fi; nea ɔyɛ papa no nkɔ so nyɛ papa, na nea ɔyɛ kronkron no nkɔ so nyɛ kronkron.”
12Hwɛ! Mereba ntɛm! Mikura mʼakatua sɛ mede rebɛma obiara sɛnea nʼadwumayɛ te. 13Mene Alfa ne Omega, Ɔkannifo ne Okyikafo, Mfiase ne Awiei.
14“Nhyira nka wɔn a wɔhoro wɔn ntade ma efi, na wɔn na wɔwɔ ho kwan sɛ wodi nkwa dua no aba na wɔfa kurow no pon no mu. 15Na Kurow no akyi na akraman ne asumanfo ne nguamanfo ne awudifo ne abosonsomfo ne wɔn a wɔpɛ atoro na wodi atoro no nyinaa wɔ.
16“Me, Yesu, na masoma me bɔfo sɛ ɔmmɛbɔ mo saa nhoma yi nyinaa ho amanneɛ wɔ asafo mu. Meyɛ Dawid busuani. Mene anɔpa nsoromma a ɛhyerɛn no.”
17Honhom no ne ayeforo no se, “Ɛsɛ sɛ obiara a ɔte saa asɛm yi nso ka se, ‘Bra!’ Na nea osukɔm de no no mmra, na nea ɔpɛ no nso, ommegye nkwa nsu no kwa.”
18Me, Yohane, mebɔ obiara a ɔte saa adiyisɛm a ɛwɔ nhoma yi mu no kɔkɔ se: Sɛ obi de bi ka ho a, Onyankopɔn de asotwe bɛka ne haw a wakyerɛ mu wɔ saa nhoma yi mu no ho. 19Na sɛ obi nso yi bi fi adiyisɛm a ɛwɔ saa nhoma yi mu no mu a, Onyankopɔn beyi ne kyɛfa a obenya wɔ nkwa dua no ne kurow Kronkron a wɔakyerɛkyerɛ mu wɔ nhoma yi mu no.
20Nea odi nhoma yi ho adanse no ka se, “Yiw! Mereba ntɛm!”
Amen. Bra, Awurade Yesu!
21Yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo adom nka ahotefo nyinaa. Amen.