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.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Adiyisɛm 22:1-21

Nkwa Asubɔnten

1Ɔbɔfoɔ no kyerɛɛ me nkwa asubɔnten a ani te korɔgyenn sɛ ahwehwɛ a ɛfiri Onyankopɔn ne Odwammaa no ahennwa so, 2a ɛtene fa kuro no abɔntene mfimfini. Asuo no fa biara, nkwa dua si hɔ a ɛso aba ahodoɔ dumienu ɔbosome biara. Wɔde ɛso ahahan no sa aman ahodoɔ no yadeɛ. 3Biribiara a ɛwɔ Onyankopɔn nnome ase no nkɔ kuro no mu. Wɔbɛhunu Onyankopɔn ne Odwammaa no ahennwa wɔ kuro no mu na nʼasomfoɔ bɛsom no. 4Wɔbɛhunu nʼanim na wɔbɛtwerɛ ne din agu wɔn moma so. 5Adeɛ rensa wɔ hɔ bio, na nkanea anaa hann ho nhia ɛfiri sɛ, Awurade Onyankopɔn bɛyɛ wɔn hann na wɔbɛdi adeɛ sɛ ahene daa daa.

Kristo Reba

6Afei, ɔbɔfoɔ no ka kyerɛɛ me sɛ, “Saa nsɛm yi yɛ nokorɛ a wode wo ho to so a, ɛyɛ. Na Awurade Onyankopɔn a ɔde Honhom ma adiyifoɔ somaa ne ɔbɔfoɔ sɛ ɔmmɛkyerɛ nʼasomfoɔ deɛ ɛbɛba nnansa yi ara no.”

7Yesu kaa sɛ, “Montie! Mereba nnansa yi ara, Nhyira nka wɔn a wɔtie adiyisɛm a ɛwɔ saa nwoma yi mu no!”

8Me, Yohane, mate na mahunu saa nneɛma yi nyinaa. Na metee ne nyinaa, hunuu ne nyinaa wieeɛ no, mebutuu ɔbɔfoɔ no a ɔkyerɛɛ me saa nneɛma yi nyinaa nan ase pɛɛ sɛ mesom no. 9Nanso, ɔka kyerɛɛ me sɛ, “Nyɛ saa! Meyɛ ɔsomfoɔ te sɛ wo nuanom adiyifoɔ ne wɔn a wɔdi nwoma yi mu nsɛm no so no ara pɛ. Som Onyankopɔn!”

10Na ɔka kyerɛɛ me sɛ, “Nkata saa adiyisɛm a ɛwɔ nwoma yi mu no so, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛberɛ no abɛn. 11Obiara a ɔyɛ bɔne nkɔ so nyɛ bɔne, na deɛ ɔyɛ efi no nkɔ so nyɛ efi; deɛ ɔyɛ papa no nkɔ so nyɛ papa, na deɛ ɔyɛ kronkron no nkɔ so nyɛ kronkron.”

12Hwɛ! Mereba ntɛm! Mekura mʼabasobɔdeɛ sɛ mede rebɛma obiara sɛdeɛ nʼadwumayɛ teɛ. 13Mene Alfa ne Omega, Ɔkannifoɔ ne Okyidifoɔ, Ahyɛaseɛ ne Awieeɛ.

14“Nhyira nka wɔn a wɔhoro wɔn ntadeɛ, na wɔn na wɔwɔ ho ɛkwan sɛ wɔdi nkwa dua no aba na wɔfa kuro no ɛpono no mu. 15Na Kuro no akyi na nkraman ne adutofoɔ ne adwamanfoɔ ne awudifoɔ ne abosonsomfoɔ ne wɔn a wɔpɛ atorɔ na wɔdi atorɔ no nyinaa wɔ.

16“Me, Yesu, na masoma me ɔbɔfoɔ sɛ ɔmmɛbɔ mo saa nwoma yi nyinaa ho amaneɛ wɔ asafo mu. Meyɛ Dawid busuani. Mene anɔpa nsoromma a ɛhyerɛn no.”

17Honhom no ne ayeforɔ no se, “Ɛsɛ sɛ obiara a ɔte saa asɛm yi nso ka sɛ, ‘Bra!’ Na deɛ osukɔm de no no mmra, na deɛ ɔpɛ no nso, ɔmmɛgye nkwa nsuo no kwa.”

Awieeɛ

18Me, Yohane, mebɔ obiara a ɔte saa adiyisɛm a ɛwɔ nwoma yi mu kɔkɔ sɛ: Sɛ obi de bi ka ho a, Onyankopɔn de asotweɛ bɛka ne haw a wakyerɛ mu wɔ saa nwoma yi mu no ho. 19Na sɛ obi nso yi bi firi adiyisɛm a ɛwɔ saa nwoma yi mu no mu a, Onyankopɔn bɛyi ne kyɛfa a ɔbɛnya wɔ nkwa dua no ne kuro Kronkron a wɔakyerɛkyerɛ mu wɔ nwoma yi mu no.

20Deɛ ɔdi nwoma yi ho adanseɛ no ka sɛ, “Aane! Mereba ntɛm!”

Amen. Bra, Awurade Yesu!

21Yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo adom nka ahotefoɔ nyinaa. Amen.