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 practise magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practises 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.
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.