THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Introduction and Benediction
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to Him to show His
servants the things which must come to pass quickly. And He made it
known by sending it through His angel to His servant John,
2 who testified to the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ,
as many things as He saw, both the things that are and those that must
happen after these.
3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this
prophecy, and who keep the things having been written in it; for the
time is near.
Greeting the Seven Churches
4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace
from Him who is, and who was, and who is coming, and from the
seven-fold Spirit who is before His throne,
5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To Him who loves us and who washed us from our sins in His own blood,
6 and He made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, and
those who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will wail
because of Him. Even so, Amen!
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "He who is
and He who was and He who is to come, The Almighty."
Vision of the Son of Man
9 I, John, your brother and partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and
endurance in Christ Jesus, came to be on the island that is called
Patmos on account of the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard a loud voice like a trumpet behind me,
11 saying, "That which you see, write in a book and send to the seven
churches: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis,
to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
12 And there I turned to see the voice which was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands,
13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands stood One like the Son of
Man, having been clothed in a robe reaching to His feet and having been
girded across His chest with a golden belt.
14 And His head and His hair were white, and like white wool, like snow, and His eyes were like a flame of fire;
15 And His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;
16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth proceeded a
sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was as the sun shining in
its strength. 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if
dead. But He put His right hand on me, saying, "Do not fear; I am the
First and the Last.
18 I am He who lives, and became dead, and behold, I am alive
forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Death and of Hades.
19 Write therefore the things which you saw, and the things which are,
and the things which shall be hereafter.
20 The mystery of the
seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden
lampstands: The seven stars are the messengers of the seven churches, and
the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven
REVELATION CHAPTER 2
To the Church in Ephesus
1 "To the messenger of the church of Ephesus write, 'These things says He
that holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of
the seven golden lampstands:
2 "I know your works, and your labor, and your endurance, and that you
cannot bear those who are evil. And you tested those who say that they
are apostles and they are not, and you found them to be false;
3 and you have endurance and you have born patiently on account of My name, and you did not become weary.
4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the
first works; but if not, I am coming to you quickly and I will remove
your lampstand out of its place, unless you repent.
6 But this you have, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is
in the Paradise of My God." '
To the Church in Smyrna
8 "And to the messenger of the church in Smyrna write, 'These things says
the First and the Last, who became dead, and came to life:
9 "I know your works, and your tribulation, and your poverty (but you
are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and
are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
10 Fear none of those things which you are about to suffer. Behold
indeed, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you
may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful
until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches. He who overcomes shall in no way be harmed by the second
To the Church in Pergamos
12 "And to the messenger of the church in Pergamos write, 'These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword:
13 "I know your works, and where you live, where Satan's throne is. And
you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith in the days in
which Antipas was My faithful witness, who was killed among you, where
Satan is dwelling.
14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who
hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block
before the sons of Israel, both to eat things sacrificed to idols, and
to commit fornication.
15 Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which likewise I hate.
16 Repent therefore! Or else I will come to you quickly, and make war against them with the sword of My mouth.
17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches. To him who overcomes I will give to him some of the hidden
manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new
name written which no one knows except he who receives it." '
To the Church in Thyatira
18 "And to the messenger of the church in Thyatira write, 'These things
says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet
like fine brass:
19 "I know your works, and love, and faith and service, and your
endurance; and your last works are greater than the first.
20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate your wife Jezebel,
who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to
commit fornication and eat things sacrificed to idols.
21 And I gave her time so that she might repent, and she does not wish to repent of her fornication.
22 Behold, I am casting her into a sickbed, and those who commit
adultery with her into great tribulation, if they do not repent of her
23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know
that I am He who searches minds and hearts. And I will give to each one
of you according to your works.
24 But to you I say, to the rest who are in Thyatira, as many as do not
have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they
say, I will put on you no other burden.
25 Only hold fast what you have till I come.
26 And he who overcomes, and he who keeps My works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations—
27 'And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be smashed to
pieces like clay vessels'—as I also have received from My
28 and I will give him the morning star.
29 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
REVELATION CHAPTER 3
To the Church in Sardis
1 "And to the messenger of the church in Sardis write, 'These things says
He that has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: "I know your
works, that you have a name, that you live, but you are dead.
2 Be watchful, and strengthen that which remains, which you were about
to cast out, for I have not found your works perfect before My
3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast,
and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you like
a thief, and by no means shall you know what hour I will come upon
4 You have a few names in Sardis who have not defiled their garments;
and they will walk with Me in white, because they are worthy.
5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and aby no means
shall I erase his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his
name before My Father and before His angels.
6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." '
To the Church in Philadelphia
7 "And to the messenger of the church in Philadelphia write, 'These things
says the Holy One, the True One, " He who has the key of David, He that
opens and no man shuts, except He that opens, and no man shall
8 "I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, and
no man can shut it; because you have a little strength and have kept My
word, and you have not denied My name.
9 Behold, I will give those of the synagogue of Satan, those who say
they are Jews and are not, but they are lying—behold, I will make
them to come and bow down at your feet, and they shall know that I have
10 Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep
you from the hour of testing which is about to come upon the whole
world, to test those that dwell upon the earth.
11 I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no man may take your crown.
12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God,
and by no means shall he go out any longer. And I will write on him the
name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem,
which comes down from heaven from My God. And My new name.
13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." '
To the Church in Laodicea
14 "And to the messenger of the church in Laodicea write, 'These things
says the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the beginning of the
creation of God:
15 "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were cold or hot.
16 Therefore, since you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth.
17 Because you say, 'I am wealthy, and have become rich, and have need
of nothing'—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable,
poor, blind, and naked,
18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold having been tried by fire, so that
you may become rich; and white robes, so that you may be clothed, and
the shame of your nakedness may not appear; and eye salve, so that you
may anoint your eyes, in order that you may see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and discipline. Be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door and I am knocking. If anyone hears My
voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him and I will dine
with him, and he with Me.
21 He that overcomes, I will grant to him to sit with Me on My throne,
as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches." ' "
REVELATION CHAPTER 4
The Throne Room in Heaven
1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in
heaven, and the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking
with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you the things which
must occur after this."
2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was set in heaven (and One sitting on the throne)
3 similar in appearance to a jasper and sardius stone, and there was a
rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.
4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw
the twenty-four elders sitting, having been clothed in white robes; and
on their heads were crowns of gold.
5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings and voices and thunders. And
seven torches of fire were burning before His throne, which are the
seven Spirits of God.
6 And before the throne was something like a sea of glass, similar to
crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were
four living beings full of eyes in front and in back.
7 The first living being was like a lion, the second living being was
like a calf, the third living being had a face of a man, and the fourth
living being was like a flying eagle.
8 And the four living beings, each one having six wings apiece, were
full of eyes around and within. And they never rest day or night,
saying, "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, He who was, and who
is, and who is to come!"
9 Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanksgiving to
Him that sits on the throne, to Him that lives forever and ever,
10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne
and they worship Him that lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns
before the throne, saying:
11 "You are worthy, our Lord and God, the Holy One, to receive the
glory and the honor and the power; because You created all things, and
by Your will they existed and they were
REVELATION CHAPTER 5
The Lamb Takes the Scroll
1 And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a scroll,
having been written inside and outside, and having been sealed with
2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and to break its seals?"
3 And no one in heaven above or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, nor to look at it.
4 And I began to weep much, because no one was found worthy to open the scroll, nor to look at it.
5 But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of
the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome, to open the scroll
and its seven seals."
6 And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living beings,
and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing as if slain, having
seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent
forth into all the earth.
7 Then He came and took out of the right hand of Him that sat on the throne.
Worthy is the Lamb
8 And when He took the scroll, the four living creatures and the
twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and
golden bowls being filled with incense, which are the prayers of the
9 And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll,
and to open its seals; because You were slain, and You redeemed us to
God by Your blood, out of every tribe and language and people and
10 and have made them kings and priests to our God; and they will reign on the earth."
11 Then I looked, and I heard as it were the voice of many angels
around the throne, and the living beings, and the elders. And the
number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and a thousand
12 saying with a loud voice: "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to
receive the power and the wealth and wisdom and strength, and honor and
glory and blessing!"
13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the
earth and on the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:
"Blessing and honor and glory and power to Him that sits upon the
throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever. Amen!"
14 –and the four living beings said “Amen!” And the
elders fell down and
REVELATION CHAPTER 6
The Seven Seals
1 And I saw that the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard
one of the four living beings saying, like a voice of thunder,
2 And behold, a white horse. And he who sat on it had a bow; and a
crown was given to him, and he went out conquering, and to conquer.
3 And when He opened the second seal, I heard the second living being saying, "Come!"
4 Another horse went out, fiery red, and it was granted to him that sat
on it to take peace from the earth, so that they might kill each other;
and there was given to him a great sword.
5 And when He opened the third seal, I heard the third living being
say, "Come." And behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair
of scales in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living beings, saying,
"A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a
denarius; but do not harm the oil and the wine."
7 And when He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living being saying, "Come."
8 And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it was named Death, and
Hades was following him. And authority was given to him over a fourth
of the earth, to kill with the sword, and with famine, and with death,
and by the wild beasts of the earth.
9 And when He opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the
souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the
testimony which they held. 10 And they cried out with a loud
voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, do You not judge and
avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?"
11 And a long white robe was given to them, and it was said to them
that they should rest yet a while, until also their fellow servants and
their brothers, who were about to be killed as also they were, should
complete their course.
12 And I saw when He opened the sixth seal, that there was a great
earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the
whole moon became like blood.
13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, like a fig tree casting its untimely figs, being shaken by a mighty wind.
14 Then the sky was split like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island were removed out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the magnates and the high-ranking
military men, and the rich and the mighty, and every slave and every
free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the crags of the
16 And they said to the mountains and crags, "Fall on us and hide us
from the face of Him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the
17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who shall be able to
REVELATION CHAPTER 7
The 144,000 of Israel Sealed
1 And after this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the
earth, holding the four winds of the earth, so that a wind should not
blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of
the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to
whom it had been granted to harm the earth and the sea,
3 saying, "Do not harm the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, until we
have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads."
4 And I heard the number of those having been sealed, one hundred and
forty-four thousand having been sealed out of every tribe of the sons
5 of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand having been sealed; of the
tribe of Reuben twelve thousand; of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand;
6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand; of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand; of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand;
7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand; of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand; of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand;
8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand; of the tribe of Joseph
twelve thousand; of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand, having been
A Great Multitude from Every Nation
9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no
man could number, out of every nation, and from tribes and peoples and
languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, having been
clothed in long white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
10 And they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to
our God, to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"
11 And all the angels stood around the throne, and the elders and the
four living beings, and they fell down on their faces before His throne
and they worshipped God,
12 saying: "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, and thanksgiving and
honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen."
13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "Who are these
arrayed in long white robes, and where did they come from?"
14 And I said to him, "My lord, you know." So he said to me, "These are
those who come out of the Great Tribulation, and have washed their
robes and they made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and they serve Him day
and night in His temple. And He that sits on the throne shall dwell
16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; nor shall the
sun by any means strike them, nor any scorching heat;
17 because the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne shepherds them,
and He leads them to the springs of the waters of life. And God will
wipe away every tear from their
REVELATION CHAPTER 8
The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer
1 And when He opened the seventh seal, silence occurred in heaven for about half an hour.
2 And I saw the seven angels who stood before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.
3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the
altar. And much incense was given to him, so that he could offer it
with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which is
before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense went up with the prayers of the saints out of the hand of the angel before God.
5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire from the
altar, and he cast it to the earth. And there were thunders and voices
and lightnings and an earthquake.
The Seven Trumpets
6 So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound the trumpets.
7 And the first one sounded his trumpet, and there was hail and fire,
having been mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth; and a
third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees was burned
up, and all green grass was burned up.
8 Then the second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a great
burning mountain was cast into the sea, and a third of the sea became
9 And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
10 Then the third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star fell from
heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and
on the fountains of water.
11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And a third of the
waters turned into wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because
they were made bitter.
12 Then the fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun
was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a
third of them was darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and
likewise the night.
13 And I saw, and I heard an eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice, "Woe, woe, woe for those who dwell on the
earth, from the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who
are about to sound!"
REVELATION CHAPTER 9
1 Then the fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star having
fallen out of heaven, to the earth. And the key to the shaft of the
bottomless pit was given to him.
2 And he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of
the pit like the smoke of a burning furnace. And the sun was darkened,
and the air, from the smoke of the shaft.
3 Then out of the smoke came forth locusts to the earth. And power was
given to them, as scorpions of the earth have power.
4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth, nor any plant, nor
any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their
5 And they were not permitted to kill them, but that they should
torment them for five months. And their torment was like the torment of
a scorpion when it stings a man.
6 And in those days men shall seek death, and shall by no means find
it; they shall be longing to die, yet death shall elude them.
7 And the appearances of the locusts was similar to horses having been
prepared for battle, and on their heads were like crowns of gold, and
their faces were like the faces of men.
8 They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions.
9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of
their wings was as the sound of chariots with many horses rushing into
10 And they had tails like scorpions, and stings. And in their tails they have power to harm men five months,
11 having as a king over them the angel of the bottomless pit; whose
name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.
12 One woe is past. Behold, yet two woes are coming after these things.
13 Then the sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice from
the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four
angels having been bound at the great river Euphrates."
15 So the four angels were released, who had been prepared for the hour
and day and month and year, so that they might kill a third of
16 Now the number of the troops of the horsemen was a hundred million; I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who rode on them,
having breastplates of fire, hyacinth, and brimstone; and the heads of
the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths
proceed fire, and smoke, and brimstone.
18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed—from the
fire and the smoke and the brimstone proceeding out of their
19 For the power of the horses is in their mouth and in their tails;
for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do
20 But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did
not repent from the works of their hands, that they should not worship
demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and of wood, which
neither are able to see nor to hear nor to walk.
21 And they did not repent of their murders, nor of their drugs, nor of
their fornication or their
REVELATION CHAPTER 10
The Angel and the Little Scroll
1 And I saw a mighty angel coming down from heaven, having been clothed
with a cloud, and a rainbow on his head, and his face was like the sun,
and his feet like pillars of fire,
2 and having in his hand a scroll having been opened. And he put his
right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land,
3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. And when he cried out, the seven thunders uttered their own voices.
4 Now when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write. But I heard
a voice from heaven saying, "Seal up the things which the seven
thunders have spoken, and do not write them."
5 And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven
6 and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created the heaven
and the things in it, the earth and the things in it, and the sea and
the things in it, that there should be no more delay;
7 but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, whenever he is
about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God would be finished, as He
declared to His servants the prophets.
8 Then the voice which I heard from heaven was speaking with me again
and saying, "Go, take the little scroll which was open in the hand of
the angel standing on the sea and on the land."
9 And I went to the angel, saying to him to give to me the little
scroll. And he said to me, "Take it and eat it up; and it shall make
your stomach bitter, but it shall be as sweet as honey in your
10 Then I took the scroll out of the angel's hand and ate it, and it
was as sweet as honey in my mouth. And when I ate it, my stomach was
11 And he said to me, "You must prophesy again over many peoples,
nations, languages, and
REVELATION CHAPTER 11
The Two Witnesses
1 Then a reed was given to me like a rod, saying, "Rise and measure the
temple of God, the altar, and those who worship in it.
2 But leave out the outer court of the temple, and do not measure it,
because it has been given to the Gentiles. And they shall trample the
holy city for forty-two months.
3 And I will give power to My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy
one thousand two hundred and sixty days, having been clothed in
4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and
devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be
killed in this way.
6 These men have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls during the
days of their prophecy; and they have authority over the waters to turn
them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as
The Witnesses Killed
7 And when they finish their testimony, the beast who ascends out of
the bottomless pit will make war with them, and will overcome them, and
will kill them. 8 And their dead bodies will lie on the street of
the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also
their Lord was crucified.
9 Then some of the peoples, tribes, languages, and nations shall see
their dead bodies for three-and-a-half days, and they will not allow
their bodies to be put into a tomb.
10 And those who dwell on the earth shall rejoice over them, and make
merry, and give gifts to one another, because these two prophets
tormented those who dwell on the earth.
The Witnesses Resurrected
11 Now after the three-and-a-half days, the breath of life from God
entered into them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on
those who were watching them.
12 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here."
And they went up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched
13 In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city
fell, and seven thousand men were killed. And the rest became fearful
and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.
The Seventh Trumpet
15 Then the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were great
voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of this world has become the
kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and
16 And the twenty-four elders, those before the throne of God who sit
on their thrones, fell on their faces and worshipped God,
17 saying: "We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and
who was, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to
reign. 18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and
the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should
reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and to those that
fear Your name, to the small and to the great, and to destroy those who
destroy the earth."
19 Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of the
covenant of the Lord appeared in His temple. And there were lightnings
and voices and thunders, and great
REVELATION CHAPTER 12
The Woman and the Dragon
1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman having been clothed with
the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of
2 And being pregnant, she was crying out, being in labor and being in great pain to give birth.
3 And another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great, fiery
dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his
4 And his tail dragged a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to
the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give
birth, so that whenever she might give birth, he might devour her
5 And she gave birth to a Son, a male who would shepherd all the
nations with an iron rod. And her Child was caught up to God and to His
6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place having
been prepared by God, so that they may nourish her there one thousand
two hundred and sixty days.
Satan Cast Out of Heaven
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels, waging war with
the dragon; and the dragon made war, and his angels,
8 and he did not prevail, nor was a place found for him any longer in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the
Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the
earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, "Now have come the
salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority
of His Christ, because the accuser of our brothers, the one who accused
them before our God day and night, has been thrown out of heaven.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of
their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the
earth and to the sea! Because the devil was thrown down to you, having
great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time."
13 Now when the dragon saw that he was cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.
14 And the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, so that she
might fly into the desert to her place, so that she might be nourished
there for a time and times and half a time, from the face of the
15 And the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a river after the
woman, so that he might cause her to be carried off by the river.
16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and
drank up the river which the dragon had cast out of his mouth.
17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went off to make
war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God and
have the testimony of
REVELATION CHAPTER 13
The Beast from the Sea
1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out
of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten
crowns, and on his heads blasphemous names.
2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the
feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave
him his power, his throne, and great authority.
3 And one of his heads was as if it had been wounded to death, and his
wound of death was healed. And the whole world marveled after the
4 And they worshipped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and
they worshipped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able
to make war with him?"
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and
blasphemy, and authority was given to him to make war for forty-two
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His
name, and His dwelling, and those who dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome
them. And authority was given to him over every tribe, people,
language, and nation. 8 And all those who dwell on the earth
shall worship him, whose name is not written in the Book of Life of the
Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear.
10 If anyone has captivity, he goes away; if anyone is with the sword,
he must be killed. Here is the endurance and the faith of the saints.
The Beast from the Earth
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke like a dragon.
12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast before him,
and he causes the earth and those who dwell in it, to worship the first
beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he works great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth before men.
14 And he deceives my own people who dwell on the earth by the signs
which were given to him to do before the beast, saying to those who
dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the
wound—and came to life! –from the sword.
15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast,
that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as
would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
16 And he causes all, small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,
that they should receive marks on their right hand, or on their
17 and that no one may be able to buy or sell except he that has the
mark, the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding calculate the number
of the beast, for it is the number of a man—his number is
REVELATION CHAPTER 14
The Lamb and the 144,000
1 And I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him
one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of
His Father having been written on their foreheads.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and
like the voice of loud thunder. And the voice which I heard was as of
harpists playing on their harps.
3 And they sang a new song before the throne, and before the four
living creatures, and the elders; and no one was able to learn that
song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed
from the earth.
4 These are those who were not defiled with women, for they are
virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever He may go. These
were redeemed by Jesus from among men, firstfruits to God and to the
5 And no guile was found in their mouth, for they are blameless.
The Messages of Three Angels
6 Then I saw an angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the
everlasting gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on the earth, and to
every nation, tribe, language, and people,
7 saying with a loud voice, "Fear the Lord and give glory to Him, for
the hour of His judgment has come; and you shall worship Him who made
heaven and earth, and the sea and fountains of waters."
8 And another, a second angel followed, saying, "Fallen, fallen is
Babylon the great. From the wine of the wrath of her fornication, she
has made all the nations to drink.”
9 Then another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice,
"If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his
forehead or on his hand,
10 then he shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured
out undiluted in the cup of His wrath. And they shall be tormented with
fire and brimstone before the holy angels and before the Lamb.
11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; and they
have no rest day or night, those who worship the beast and his image,
and anyone who receives the mark of his name."
12 Here is the endurance of the saints; those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
13 And I heard a voice out of heaven saying to me, "Write: 'Blessed are
the dead who die in the Lord from now on. “Yes,” says the
Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow
Reaping the Earth’s Harvest
14 And I saw, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like
the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a
sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying
out with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud, "Thrust in Your
sickle and reap, for the hour has come to reap, because the harvest of
the earth has withered."
16 So He that sat on the cloud swung His sickle onto the earth, and the earth was harvested.
17 Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, having authority over the
fire, and he called with a loud cry to the one having the sharp sickle,
saying, "Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the grape clusters of
the vine of the earth, because the grapes are ripe."
19 So the angel swung his sickle to the earth and gathered the vine of
the earth, and he cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of
20 And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out
of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles, about one thousand six
REVELATION CHAPTER 15
The Seven Angels with Seven Plagues
1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels
having the seven last plagues, because in them the wrath of God is
2 And I saw something like a glassy sea having been mixed with fire,
and those who prevailed over the beast, and over his image, and over
the number of his name, standing on the glassy sea, having the harps of
3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of
the Lamb, saying: "Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God
Almighty! Righteous and true are Your ways, O King of the
4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone
are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, because
Your righteous judgments have been manifested."
5 After these things I saw, and the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.
6 And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues,
who were dressed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded
with golden belts.
7 Then one of the four living beings gave to the seven angels seven
golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever.
8 And the temple was filled by the smoke from the glory of God and from
His power, and no one was able to enter into the temple until the seven
plagues of the seven angels were
REVELATION CHAPTER 16
The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath
1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels,
"Go and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God on the earth."
2 So the first went off and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a
bad and malignant ulcer came upon the men having the mark of the beast,
and those who worshipped his image.
3 Then the second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became
like the blood of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea died.
4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and into the springs of water, and it became blood.
5 And I heard the angel of the waters saying: "You are righteous, the
One who is, and who was, holy, because You have judged these
6 for they shed the blood of saints and prophets, and You gave them blood to drink; for they are worthy."
7 And I heard the altar saying, "Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments."
8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to him to burn men with fire.
9 And men were burned with severe burns, and men blasphemed the name of
God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent to give
10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl upon the throne of the
beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues
from the pain. 11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of
their pains and their ulcers, and they did not repent of their works.
12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl upon the great river
Euphrates, and its water dried up, so that the way of the kings from
the east might be prepared.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth
of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of
the false prophet. 14 For they are demonic spirits performing
signs, which go forth to the kings of the whole world, to gather them
to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and
guards his garments, lest he should walk naked and they should see his
16 And he gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.
The Seventh Bowl
17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud
voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is
18 And there were lightnings and thunders, and noises; and there was a
great earthquake, such as had not occurred since men were on the earth,
so great an earthquake, so great!
19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of
the nations fell. And Babylon the great was remembered before God, to
give her the cup of the wine of the rage of His wrath.
20 Then every island fled, and the mountains were not found.
21 And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone weighing a
talent. And men blasphemed God because of the plague of hail, since
this plague was exceedingly
REVELATION CHAPTER 17
The Great Harlot
1 Then one of the seven angels having the seven bowls came and spoke
with me, saying, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great
harlot who sits on many waters,
2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and those
dwelling on the earth became drunk from the wine of her
3 And he led me away in the Spirit, into a deserted place. And I saw a
woman sitting on a scarlet beast full of blasphemous names, having
seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, gilded with gold and
precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup being
filled with abominations and the filthiness of the fornication of the
5 And on her forehead a name was written, a mystery: BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the
blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with
The Meaning of the Woman and the Beast
7 But the angel said to me, "Why did you marvel? I will tell you the
mystery of the woman and of the beast carrying her, which has the seven
heads and the ten horns.
8 The beast which you saw was, and is not, and is about to ascend out
of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the
earth shall marvel, whose name is not written in the Book of Life from
the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is
not, and shall be present.
9 Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.
10 And there are seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other
has not yet come. And whenever he comes, he must abide for a short
11 And the beast which was, and is not, is also an eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.
12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet have
received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings for one hour
with the beast. 13 These have one purpose, and they will give
their power and authority to the beast.
14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them,
for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him
are called, and elect, and faithful."
15 Then he said to me, "The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages.
16 And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the
harlot, and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh,
and will burn her up with fire.
17 For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be
of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of
God are fulfilled.
18 And the woman whom you saw is that great city which has royal rule
over the kings of the
REVELATION CHAPTER 18
The Fall of Babylon
1 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven,
having great authority, and the earth was lit up from his
2 And he cried out with a strong voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is
Babylon the great, and she has become a dwelling place of demons, a
prison for every unclean spirit, and a cage for every unclean and
3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her
fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with
her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the wealth
of her luxury."
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my
people, lest you participate in her sins, and lest you receive of her
5 Because her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.
6 Give back to her as also she gave back to you, and pay back double as
also she did, and according to her works. In her cup which she mixed,
mix for her a double portion.
7 In as many things as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in
the same measure give to her torment and sorrow; because she says in
her heart, 'I sit as queen, and am not a widow, and I shall by no means
8 "On account of this her plagues will come in one day—death,
sorrow, and famine. And she shall be burned with fire, for strong is
the Lord God who has judged her.
The World Mourns for Babylon
9 "The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived
luxuriously with her shall weep and mourn over her, when they see the
smoke of her burning, 10 standing from afar on account of the
fear of her torment, saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that
mighty city! Because in one hour your judgment has come.'
11 "And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore:
12 merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine
linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every
kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood,
bronze, iron, and marble;
13 and cinnamon and incense, perfume and frankincense, wine and oil,
fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies
and souls of men.
14 The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the
sumptuous things and the gaudy things have perished from you, and you
shall by no means find them no more.
15 The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, shall stand
at afar on account of the fear of her torment, both weeping and
16 and saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city, she who was clothed in
fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and having been gilded with gold and
precious stones and pearls!
17 Because in one hour such great wealth was laid waste.' And every
captain, and all those sailing along the coast, and sailors, and as
many as work on the sea, stood from afar
18 and were crying out, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, 'Who is like this great city?'
19 "And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and
sorrowing, and saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city, by which all who
had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! Because in one hour she
was laid waste.'
20 "Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and
prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her!"
Finality of Babylon’s Fall
21 Then a mighty angel picked up a stone like a great millstone and
cast it into the sea, saying, "Thus with violence Babylon the great
city shall be cast down, and shall by no means be found anymore.
22 The sound of harpists, and musicians, and of flutists, and of
trumpeters shall by no means be heard in you anymore. And no craftsman
of any craft shall by no means be found in you anymore, and the sound
of a mill shall by no means be heard in you anymore.
23 And the light of a lamp shall by no means shine in you anymore, and
the voice of bridegroom and of a bride shall by no means be heard in
you anymore. For your merchants were the magnates of the earth, for by
your sorcery all the nations were deceived.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all
those who had been slain on the
REVELATION CHAPTER 19
Rejoicing in Heaven
1 After these things I heard as it were a loud voice of a great
multitude in heaven, saying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power
belong to our God!
2 For true and righteous are His judgments, for He has judged the great
harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged
the blood of His servants shed by her hand."
3 And a second one said, "Hallelujah! Her smoke goes up forever and ever!"
4 And the twenty-four elders and the four living beings fell down and
worshipped God who sits on the throne, saying, "Amen!
5 Then a voice came from the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all His
servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!"
6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, and like the
sound of many waters, and like the sound of mighty thunders, saying,
"Hallelujah! For the Lord God Almighty has begun to reign!
7 Let us rejoice and be exceedingly glad, and let us give Him glory,
for the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared
8 And to her it was granted that she should be dressed in fine linen,
bright and pure, for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the
9 Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are invited to the
marriage supper of the Lamb!' " And he said to me, "These are the true
words of God."
10 And I fell before his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See
that you do not! I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers who
have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is
the spirit of prophecy."
Christ on a White Horse
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat
on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns,
having names written, and a name written that no one knows except
13 And He is clothed in a robe having been dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies in heaven were following Him on white horses, having been dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of His mouth proceeds a sharp, double-edged sword, so that
with it He might strike the nations. And He will shepherd them with an
iron rod. And He treads the winepress of the wine of the wrath of
16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name having been written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
The Beast and His Armies Defeated
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud
voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come
and gather together for the great supper of God,
18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the
flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who ride on them,
and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and
19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies,
having been gathered together to make war against Him who rode on the
horse and against His army.
20 Then the beast was apprehended, and with him the False Prophet who
had performed the signs before him, by which he had deceived those who
received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image.
These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire burning with
21 And the rest were slain with the sword which proceeds from the mouth
of Him who rode on the horse. And all the birds gorged themselves with
REVELATION CHAPTER 20
Satan Bound 1000 Years
1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he seized the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the devil and
Satan, he who deceives the whole world, and he bound him for a thousand
3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and locked and sealed it
over him, so that he should deceive the nations no more until the
thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be
released for a short time.
The Saints Reign with Christ 1000 Years
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to
them, and the souls of those who had been beheaded on account of the
testimony of Jesus, and on account of the word of God, and those who
had not worshipped the beast or his image, and they did not receive the
mark on their forehead or on their hand. And they came to life and
reigned with Christ for the thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection. Over
these the second death has no authority, but they shall be priests of
God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him for a thousand years.
The Defeat of Satan
7 Now after the thousand years, Satan will be released from his prison,
8 and he will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four
corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the
war, whose number is like the sand of the sea.
9 They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of
the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of
heaven and devoured them.
10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of fire
and brimstone where also the beast and the false prophet are. And they
shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.
The Great White Throne Judgment
11 Then I saw a great white throne and He who sat on it, from whose
face the earth and the heaven fled. And no place was found for
12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the
throne, and the books were opened. And another book was opened, which
is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged by the things having been
written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades
gave up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one
according to their works.
14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
15 And if anyone was not found having been written in the Book of Life,
he was cast into the lake of
REVELATION CHAPTER 21
The New Heaven and the New Earth
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the
first earth had passed away. And there was no more sea.
2 Then I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven
from God, having been prepared like a bride having been adorned for her
husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold,
the tabernacle of God is with men, and He shall dwell with them, and
they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them.
4 And He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying out; neither shall there be any
more pain, for the former things have passed away."
5 Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things
new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and
6 And He said to me, " I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and
the End. I will give from the spring of the water of life freely to him
that is thirsty.
7 He that overcomes I shall give to him these things, and I shall be God to him, and he shall be to Me a son.
8 But the cowardly, and unbelieving, and sinners, and abominable, and
murderers, and fornicators, and drug users, and idolaters, and all who
are false shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and
brimstone, which is the second death."
The New Jerusalem
9 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls being full
with the seven last plagues and spoke with me, saying, "Come, I will
show you the wife, the bride of the Lamb."
10 And he carried me away in the Spirit onto a great and high mountain,
and he showed to me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, coming down out
of heaven from God,
11 having the glory of God. Its radiance was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal,
12 having a wall great and high, having twelve gates, and at the gates
twelve angels, and names written on them, which are the names of the
twelve tribes of the sons of Israel:
13 three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he who spoke with me had a measure, a golden reed, so that he might measure the city, and its gates.
16 The city is laid out like a square; its length is as great as its
breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand
furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal.
17 And its wall is one hundred and forty-four cubits, by the measure of a man, which is, of an angel.
18 And the construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every
precious stone: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire,
the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,
20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the
eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh
jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.
21 The twelve gates are twelve pearls: each one of the gates was made
of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like
The Glory of the New Jerusalem
22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty is its temple, also the Lamb.
23 The city had no need of the sun nor of the moon to shine, for the
very glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
24 And the nations shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth
shall bring to it the glory and honor of the nations into it.
25 And its gates shall by no means be closed by day, for night shall not exist there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it, so that they may enter.
27 But there shall by no means enter into it any common thing, and the
one doing an abomination and a lie, but only those who are written in
the Lamb's Book of
REVELATION CHAPTER 22
The River of Life
1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the middle of its street, and on both sides of the river was the
tree of life, producing twelve fruits, each yielding its fruit every
month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the
3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the
Lamb shall be in it, and His servants will minister to Him.
4 And they shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.
5 And night shall not exist. And they shall need neither lamp nor light
of the sun, because the Lord God shall illuminate them. And they shall
reign forever and ever.
The Time is Near
6 Then he said to me, "These words are faithful and true." And the
Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets sent His angel to show His
servants the things which must come about soon.
7 Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he that keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
8 And I, John, am the one hearing and seeing these things. And when I
heard and when I saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the
angel showing to me these things.
9 Then he said to me, "See that you do not! For I am your fellow
servant, and I am of your brothers the prophets, and of those who keep
the words of this book. Worship God."
10 And he said to me, "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.
11 He who acts unjustly, let him act unjustly still; and the filthy,
let him be filthy still; and the righteous, let him do righteousness
still; and the holy, let him be sanctified still."
Jesus Testifies to the Churches
12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to each one according to his work.
13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, so that their right shall
be to the tree of life, and they may enter by the gates into the city.
15 But outside are dogs and drug users and fornicators and murderers
and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices a lie.
16 I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify these things to you for the
churches. I am the Root and the Stock of David, the Bright and Morning
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say,
"Come!" And let him who thirsts come. And whosoever will, let him take
the water of life freely.
18 I testify to everyone hearing the words of the prophecy of this
book: If anyone adds to them, may God add to him the plagues having
been written in this book.
19 And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this
prophecy, may God take away his part from the tree of Life, and from
the holy city, and from the things having been written in this book.
20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen. Yes, come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with all the saints. Amen.