showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb (Ps 46:4; Eze 47:1; Zec 14:8; Re 21:6)2through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life
1. Or the Lamb. In the midst of the street of the city, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life
6And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.” (1Co 14:32; Re 1:1; Re 21:5)7“And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” (Re 1:3; Re 3:11; Re 22:12; Re 22:20)8I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, (Re 1:1; Re 1:4; Re 1:9; Re 19:10)9but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” (Re 22:6; Re 22:8)10And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. (Re 10:4)11Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.” (Eze 3:27; Da 12:10; 2Ti 3:13)12“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. (Isa 40:10; Isa 62:11; Mt 16:27; Re 22:7; Re 22:20)13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Re 1:8; Re 1:17; Re 21:6)14Blessed are those who wash their robes,
1. Some manuscripts do his commandments
 so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. (Ps 118:20; Re 7:14; Re 21:27; Re 22:2; Re 22:19)15Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. (Mt 8:12; Ga 5:19; Php 3:2; Re 21:8)16“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” (Nu 24:17; Isa 60:3; Mt 1:1; Mt 2:2; Re 1:1; Re 1:4; Re 2:28; Re 5:5)17The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. (Isa 55:1; Joh 7:37; Re 21:2; Re 21:6; Re 21:9)18I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, (De 4:2; De 12:32; Pr 30:6)19and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. (Re 21:2; Re 22:2; Re 22:14)20He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (2Ti 4:8; Re 22:7; Re 22:12)21The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.