I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the
prophecy in this book."
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, "Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you
and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words
of this book. Worship God!"
10Then he told me, "Do not seal up the words of
the prophecy of this book, because the time is near. 11Let
him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile
continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right;
and let him who is holy continue to be holy."
12"Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me,
and I will give to everyone according to what he has 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
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
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 him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let
him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the
water of life.
18I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy
of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him
the plagues described in this book. 19And if anyone
takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away
from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which
are described in this book.
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.