New International Version

Revelation 22

Eden Restored

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 down 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. No 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. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There 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

The 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.”

“Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”

I, 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. But 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!”

10 Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near. 11 Let 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. 13 I 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. 15 Outside 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 you[a] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

17 The 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.

18 I 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. 19 And 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.

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.

Footnotes

  1. Revelation 22:16 The Greek is plural.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

启示录 22

1天使让我看城内街道当中一道流淌着生命水的河,清澈如水晶,从上帝和羔羊的宝座那里流出。 河两岸有结十二种果子的生命树,每个月都结果子,叶子能医治万民。 再也没有咒诅,因为城里有上帝和羔羊的宝座,祂的奴仆都要事奉祂。 他们必见上帝的面,上帝的名字必印在他们的额上。 再没有黑夜,也不需要灯光和阳光,因为主上帝必做他们的光。他们要执掌王权直到永永远远。

基督的再来

天使对我说:“这些话真实可靠。赐圣灵感动众先知的主上帝已差遣祂的天使,将那些快要发生的事指示给祂的奴仆们。”

“看啊,我快要来了。遵行这书中预言的人有福了!”

以上都是我约翰亲眼看见、亲耳听见的事。当我听见、看见这些事后,就俯伏敬拜将这一切指示给我的天使。 天使对我说:“千万不可!我与你、你的众先知弟兄和那些遵行这书上话语的人同是上帝的奴仆,你要敬拜上帝。”

10 他又对我说:“不可封住这卷书上的预言,因为时候快到了。 11 不义的,让他继续不义;污秽的,让他继续污秽;公义的,让他保持公义;圣洁的,让他保持圣洁。”

12 “看啊,我快要来了,到时候我要按各人的行为施行赏罚。 13 我是阿拉法,我是俄梅加;我是首先的,我是末后的;我是开始,我是终结。 14 那些洗净自己衣裳的人有福了!他们有权吃生命树的果子,也可以从城门进入城中。 15 那些如同恶犬的败类、行邪术的、淫乱的、杀人的、拜偶像的和一切喜欢弄虚作假的,都要被拒之城外。 16 我耶稣差遣我的天使到众教会,向你们证明这些事。我是大卫的根,也是大卫的后裔,又是明亮的晨星。”

17 圣灵和新娘都说:“来吧!”听见的也要说:“来吧!”口渴的,让他来吧!愿意的,让他白白享用生命水吧!

警告

18 我郑重警告所有听见这书上预言的人:如果谁在这书上增添什么,上帝必将这书上所记载的灾祸加在他身上; 19 如果有人从这预言书上删减什么,上帝必使他无份于这书上所记载的生命树和圣城。

20 那位证明这些事的说:“是的,我快要来了。”阿们!主耶稣啊,我愿你来!

21 愿主耶稣的恩典与众圣徒同在。阿们!