Revelation 22 – NIrV & CCBT

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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible 2023 (Traditional)

啟示錄 22:1-21

1天使又讓我看一道流淌著生命水的河,清澈如水晶,從上帝和羔羊的寶座那裡流出, 2從城內的大街中間穿過,河兩岸有結十二種果子的生命樹,每個月都結果子,葉子能醫治萬民。 3再也沒有咒詛,城裡有上帝和羔羊的寶座,祂的奴僕都要事奉祂。 4他們必見上帝的面,上帝的名字必印在他們的額上。 5再沒有黑夜,也不需要燈光和陽光,因為主上帝必作他們的光。他們要執掌王權直到永永遠遠。

基督的再來

6天使對我說:「這些話真實可靠。賜聖靈感動眾先知的主上帝已差遣祂的天使,將很快必發生的事指示給祂的奴僕們。」

7「看啊,我快要來了。遵行這書中預言的人有福了!」

8以上都是我約翰的所見所聞。我耳聞目睹這些事後,就俯伏敬拜讓我看這些事的天使。 9天使對我說:「千萬不可!我與你、你的眾先知弟兄和那些遵行這書上話語的人同是上帝的奴僕,你要敬拜上帝。」

10他又對我說:「不可封住這卷書上的預言,因為時候快到了。 11不義的,讓他繼續不義;污穢的,讓他繼續污穢;公義的,讓他保持公義;聖潔的,讓他保持聖潔。」

12「看啊,我快要來了,賞罰在我,我要按各人的行為施行賞罰。 13我是阿拉法,我是俄梅加;我是首先的,我是末後的;我是開始,我是終結。 14那些洗淨自己衣裳的人有福了!他們有權得生命樹的果子,也可以從城門進入城中。 15那些如同惡犬的敗類、行邪術的、淫亂的、殺人的、拜偶像的和一切喜歡弄虛作假的,都要被拒之城外。 16我耶穌差遣我的天使到眾教會,向你們證明這些事。我是大衛的根,也是大衛的後裔,又是明亮的晨星。」

17聖靈和新娘都說:「來吧!」聽見的也要說:「來吧!」口渴的,讓他來吧!願意的,讓他白白地享用生命水吧!

警告

18我警告所有聽見這書上預言的人:如果誰在這書上增添什麼,上帝必將這書上所記載的災禍加在他身上; 19如果有人從這預言書上刪減什麼,上帝必使他無份於這書上所記載的生命樹和聖城。

20那位證明這些事的說:「是的,我快要來了。」阿們!主耶穌啊,我願你來!

21願主耶穌的恩典與眾聖徒同在。阿們!