The Apocalypse of John


The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to make known to his servants those things which must surely be done. And he signed it, sending it by his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness of the word of God, and the witness of Jesus Christ; whatever he saw. 3 Blessed is the one who reads and hears the words of this prophecy, and observes them, which are written in it; for the time is at hand.

4 John to the seven communities that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from the one who is and who was and who is yet to come, and from the seven spirits who are in the sight of his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first-begotten from the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth; who loved us and washed us from our sins in his blood, 6 and made us kings and priests to God and his father; to whom may there be glory and majesty for an age of ages, Amen.

7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, and those who pierced him through; and at the sight all the tribes of the earth shall wail. Indeed, Amen!

8 “I am Alpha and Omega, the A and Z, the start and the end,” says the Lord God, “the one who is, and who was, and who is yet to come; the almighty one.”

9 I, John, your brother and fellow-partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and patience in Christ Jesus, was on the island which is called Patmos, because of the word of God, and the witness of Jesus Christ; 10 on the day of the Lord, I was in spirit, and heard behind me a voice loud as a trumpet, 11 saying, “Write what you see in a book, and send it to the seven communities which are in Asia—in Ephesus, and in Smyrna, and in Pergamus, and in Thyatira, and in Sardis, and in Philadelphia, and in Laodicea.”

12 And I turned to see the voice which had spoken to me; and having turned, I saw seven candlesticks of gold, 13 and in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks one like a son of man clothed in power, and wrapped around the breasts with a gold girdle; 14 and his head and hair were dazzling-white like white wool and like snow, and his eyes like flaming fire; 15 and his feet were like bronze, as in a burning furnace, and his voice was like the sound of many waters; 16 and he held in his right hand seven stars; and there went out from his mouth a sword sharpened on both sides; and his face shone like the sun in all its power.

17 And when I saw him, I fell down at his feet as if dead.

And he placed his right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the start and the end, 18 and the one who lives but was dead—but I am alive, for an age of ages—and I hold the keys to death and hell. 19 Therefore write the things you see, and those which are, and those which must be done after these things. 20 The mystery of the seven stars that you have seen in my right hand, and the seven candlesticks of gold, is this: the seven stars are the angels or messengers of the seven communities, and the seven candlesticks are the seven communities themselves.


“Now write this to the messenger of the community of the Ephesians: These things says the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the middle of the seven candlesticks of gold: 2 I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and that you cannot abide the evil ones; and your have tested the ones who claim to be apostles but are not, and found them to be liars; 3 and you have suffered, and have held on because of my name, and have not defected. 4 But I hold this against you: that you have left behind your original love. 5 Therefore, call to mind from whence you fell, and do repentance, and do the former works; otherwise, I shall come to you and displace your candlestick, unless you show a change of heart. 6 But you have this, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaites, which I myself hate. 7 Whoever has ears should hear what the spirit says to the communities. To the conqueror I shall give to eat from the tree of life which is within the paradise of my God.

8 “And write this to the messenger of the community of the Smyrnans: These things says the start and the end, who was dead and lives: 9 I know that tribulation and poverty of yours, rich as you really are; and the blasphemy of those who claim to be Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not be afraid of any of the things that you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil will send some of you into jail to be tempted, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful to the death, and I will give you a crown of life. 11 Whoever has ears should hear what the Spirit says to the communities. Whoever overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.

12 “And write this to the messenger of the community of the Pergamese: These things says the one who holds the blade sharpened on both sides: 13 I know your works, and where you dwell, where the throne of Satan is; and you hold my name, and have not denied the faith of me, even in the days of my faithful witness Antipas, who was cut down among you where Satan dwells. 14 But I hold this little thing against you, for you have some who hold to the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat and fornicate; 15 also you have some who hold to the doctrine of the Nicolaites, which I hate. 16 Do repentance; otherwise I shall indeed come to you, and punch you out with the sword of my mouth. 17 Whoever has ears should hear what the spirit says to the communities. To the conqueror I shall give to eat the manna which was hidden away; and I shall give a small, dazzling-white stone on which is written a new name, which no one knows, except for the one who receives it.

18 “And write this to the messenger of the community of the Thyatirans: These things says the son of God, who has eyes like burning flame, and his feet are like brass: 19 I know your works, and your love, and your service, and your faith, and your patience, and that your works at the end are more than before, 20 but I hold this little thing against you, that you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet, to teach and lead my servants astray to fornicate and eat of things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I gave them time to change their heart, and they refused to turn their hearts away from their fornication. 22 Behold, I will place her on a bed along with those who commit fornication with her, into the greatest of tribulation unless they shall have a change of heart from their works. 23 And her children, I shall kill with death, and every community shall know that I am the one who deeply examines the kidneys and the hearts; and I shall give to each and every one of you according to your works. 24 I will also say this to you and everyone else in Thyatira: Whoever does not hold to this doctrine, and does not know the heights or depths of Satan, as they say, I will place no further weight upon you; 25 but hold on to what you have, until I shall come. 26 And to the one who overcomes and keeps my works to the very end, I will give him authority over the nations, 27 and he will reign over them with an iron rod, and smash them to pieces like a vase of clay, as I myself have received from my father; 28 and I shall give him the morning star. 29 Whoever has ears should hear what the spirit says to the communities.


“And write this to the messenger of the community which is in Sardis: These things says the one who has the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars: I know your works, for you have a name that you live, but you are in fact dead. 2 Be vigilant, and strengthen the other things, which are dying. For I have not found your works full before God. 3 Therefore keep in mind in what manner you have received and heard, and observe it, and do repentance. Therefore if you shall not keep watch, I will come to you like a thief; and you will not know at what hour I shall come to you. 4 But you have a few names also in Sardis, who have not soiled their clothing; and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. 5 The one who overcomes shall thus be clothed in clothes of white, and I shall not erase his name from the book of life; but I shall confess his name before my father, and before his angels. 6 Whoever has ears should hear what the spirit says to the communities.

7 “And write this to the messenger of the community that is in Philadelphia: These things says the Holy and Truthful One, who holds the key of David, who opens and no one closes, who closes and no one opens: 8 I know your works; behold, I have set an open gate before you that no one can close, for you have a bit of power, and have kept my word, and did not deny my name. 9 Behold, I will give some of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews and are not, but are lying; behold, I shall make them come and worship before your feet, and they will know that I have loved you, 10 for you have observed the words of my patience; and I shall keep you from the hour of temptation which is to come upon all the world, so that it may try the inhabitants of the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly; hold on to what you have, so that no one may take away your crown. 12 The one who overcomes I shall make into a column in the temple of my God, and he shall nevermore depart from there; and I shall write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which descends from heaven from my God; and my new name. 13 Whoever has ears should hear what the spirit says to the communities.

14 “And write this to the angel of the community of the Laodiceans: These things says the Amen, the faithful and truthful witness, who is the beginning of the creations of God: 15 I know your works; for you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. 16 But because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I shall start to vomit you out from my mouth. 17 For you say, ‘I am rich and wealthy, and need nothing’, not knowing that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. 18 I advise you to buy from me gold tried in fire, so that you may become rich, and be dressed in clothing of white, so that the confusion of your nakedness may not appear; and rub your eyes with salve so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I rebuke and chastise. Therefore be zealous and do repentance. 20 Behold, I am standing at the gate and knocking; if anyone shall hear my voice, and open the door to me, I shall enter to him, and dine with him, and he with me. 21 To the one who overcomes I shall give to sit with me on my throne, as I myself have overcome, and have sat with my father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears should hear what the spirit says to the communities.”


After this, I looked, and behold, a doorway opened in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, saying, “Come up here; and I shall show you those things which must happen after this.” 2 And at once I was in spirit; and behold, a throne was placed in heaven, and someone was sitting on the throne, 3 who had an appearance like a jasper or sardius stone; and there was a rainbow surrounding the throne, with an appearance like emerald. 4 And around the throne were twenty-five smaller thrones, and upon the thrones sat twenty-four ancients, clad in white robes, and with golden crowns upon their heads. 5 And from the larger throne proceeded lightning, and thunder, and voices; and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God. 6 And in the sight of the throne there was something like a glass or crystalline sea; and in the middle and surrounding it were four living creatures full of eyes back and front. 7 The first of these creatures resembled a lion, the second resembled a bull, the third had a face like a human being, and the fourth was like a flying eagle. 8 And the four creatures each had six wings about him, which were full of eyes on the inside; and they had no rest day or night, saying, “Holy, holy, holy Lord God almighty, who was, and who is, and who shall come.” 9 And when the creatures had given glory, honor and blessing to the one who was on the throne, the one who lives for an age of ages, 10 the twenty-four ancients went up to the throne, and worshiped the one who lives for an age of ages, and cast down their crowns before the throne, 11 saying, “It is you, Lord our God, who is worthy to receive glory, honor and power; for you have created everything, and because of your will they were and have been created.”


And I saw, in the hand of the one who sat upon the throne, a scroll written inside and out, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming at the top of his voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll, and unfasten the little seals upon it?” 3 And no one could, neither in heaven, nor in the earth, nor beneath the earth, either open the book, or look upon it. 4 And I wept much that no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, nor look upon it. 5 And one of the ancients said to me, “Do not weep; behold, here comes the lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, to open the scroll, and unfasten its seven little seals.” 6 And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne, and the four living creatures, and in the midst of the ancients, a lamb standing upright, looking as if it had been killed, with seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God, sent throughout the earth. 7 And he came and took the scroll from the right hand of the one sitting upon the throne. 8 And he having taken the scroll, the four creatures and the twenty-four ancients fell down before the lamb, each of them with a lyre, and golden vials full of fragrances, which are the prayers of the holy; 9 and they sang a new song, saying, “You, Lord, are the one worthy to take the scroll and open its little seals; for you were killed, and have redeemed us to God by your blood from every tribe, tongue, people and nation; 10 and you have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign upon the earth.” 11 And I saw and heard the voices of the many angels surrounding the throne, and the creatures, and the ancients; and there were thousands upon thousands, or even a million, 12 all saying at the top of their voice, “Worthy is the lamb who was killed to receive power and riches and knowledge and might and honor and glory and blessing.” 13 And every being in heaven, and upon the earth, and beneath the earth, and in the ocean, all things which are within them, I heard, saying, “To the one sitting upon the throne, and to the lamb, be blessing and honer and glory and authority for an age of ages.” 14 And the four living creatures said, “Amen.” And the twenty-four ancients fell down upon their faces, and worshiped the one who lives for an age of ages.


And I saw when the lamb opened one of the seven seals, and heard one of the four living creatures speaking with a voice like thunder: “Come look.” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse; and the one who sat upon it held a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second creature saying, “Come look.” 4 And there went out another horse, a red one; and to the one who sat upon it was given to take peace away from the earth, so that those thereon would kill each other; and a great sword was given to him.

5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third creature saying, “Come look.” And behold, a black horse; and the one who sat upon it held a balance scale in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a denarius, and six pounds of barley for a denarius; but do not harm the wine or the oil.”

7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth creature saying, “Come look.” 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse; and the name of the one who sat upon it was Death, and Hell followed close behind; and the power was given to them to slaughter upon a fourth of the earth, with sword, and famine, and death, and animals of the earth.

9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw beneath the altar the souls of those who had been killed because of the word of God, and for the witness which they held to; 10 and they cried out at the top of their voices, saying, “Until when, Lord, you who are holy and true, do you fail to judge and vindicate our blood from those who inhabit the earth?” 11 And to each of them was given a white robe; and it was said to them to rest for a little time, until their fellow servants and their brothers who were to be killed were killed as they were.

12 And I looked when he had opened the sixth seal; and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black like sackcloth of hair; and the entire moon became like blood, 13 and the stars in the sky fell down upon the earth, like a fig tree casts down its overripe fruit when shaken by a great wind; 14 and the sky pulled away like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place; 15 and the kings of the earth, and the princes, and the judges, and the rich men, and the men of power, and everyone slave and free hid themselves in caves, and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of the one who sits upon the throne, and from the fury of the lamb; 17 for the day of his great fury comes, and who will be able to remain standing?”


After these things I saw four angels standing upon the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, lest the wind blow upon the earth, or upon the sea, or on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel coming up from the place of the rising of the sun, holding the seal of the living God; and at the top of his voice he cried out to the other four angels, to whom it was given to harm the lands and the seas, 3 saying, “Do not harm the lands, nor the seas, nor the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.

4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed: one hundred forty-four thousand sealed, from every tribe of the sons of Israel.

5 From the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand sealed;
from the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand sealed;
from the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand sealed;
6 from the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand sealed;
from the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand sealed;
from the tribe of Manasseh, twelve thousand sealed;
7 from the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand sealed;
from the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand sealed;
from the tribe of Issachar, twelve thousand sealed;
8 from the tribe of Zebulon, twelve thousand sealed;
from the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand sealed;
from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand sealed.

9 After these things I looked, and behold, a larger crowd than anyone could count, from all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne; and in sight of the lamb, clothed in white robes, and with palm fronds in their hands; 10 and they cried out at the top of their voices, saying, “Salvation to the one who sits upon the throne of our God, and to the lamb.” 11 And all the angels stood around the throne, and the ancients, and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces in sight of the throne; and they worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen; blessings, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, honor and power and might to our God for an age of ages. Amen.” 13 And one of the ancients answered and said to me, “These who are clothed in white robes: who are they? And where do they come from?” 14 And I said to him, “Milord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who have come from great suffering, and have washed their robes, and whitened them by the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and the one who sits on the throne shall dwell over them; 16 they shall no more hunger or thirst, nor shall the sun blast them, nor any heat; 17 for the lamb who is in the midst of the throne reigns over them, and leads them to fountains of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”


And when the seventh seal was opened, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels standing in the sight of God; and seven horns were given to them. 3 And another angel came and stood before the altar, holding a golden incense-holder; and much incense was given to him so that he could give the prayers of all the holy people upon the altar of gold which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of the holy rose from the hand of the angel before God. 5 And the angel took the incense-holder and filled it with the fire of the alter and sent it to the earth; and there were voices, thunderings and lightnings, and great earthquakes. 6 And the seven angels, who had the seven horns, prepared themselves to sound their horns.

7 And the first angel sounded his horn, and there was hail and fire mixed with blood; and they were sent into the earth, and a third of the earth exploded, and a third of the trees were burned to ash, and all the green grass exploded.

8 And the second angel sounded his horn; and like a great mountain a burning fire was launched at the sea, and a third of the sea was turned to blood, 9 and a third of the creatures in the sea which had souls died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.

10 And the third angel sounded his horn; and there fell from the sky a great star, burning like a lamp; and it fell upon a third of the rivers, and in fountains of water; and the name of the star was called Wormwood. 11 And a third of the water was turned into wormwood; and many people died from the waters, for they were made bitter.

12 And the fourth angel sounded his horn; and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, such that a third of them were made dark, and a third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night. 13 And I saw, and heard the voice of an eagle flying through the midst of heaven crying out at the top of its voice, “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, from the voices of the other three angels who have yet to sound their horns!”


And the fifth angel sounded his horn; and I saw the stars of the sky crash down to earth. And the key to the pit of the abyss was given to him. 2 And the pit of the abyss appeared; and from the pit rose smoke, like the smoke of an enormous furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. 3 And from the smoke of the pit went forth locusts into the earth; and power was given to them such as the scorpions of the earth have power; 4 and they were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, nor any greenery, nor any trees; but only those people who did not have the mark of God on their foreheads. 5 And it was given to them not to kill them, but to torture them for five months. And the agony of that torture is like that of when a scorpion strikes a person. 6 And in those days people looked for death and did not find her; and longed to die, and death fled from them. 7 And the forms of the locusts were like horses prepared for battle; and upon their heads something like a golden crown; and their faces were like human faces. 8 And they had hair like the hair of women; their teeth like those of lions; 9 and they had chest plates as if of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of many horses running to war; 10 and they had tails like those of scorpions, complete with stingers; and their power was to harm mankind for five months. 11 And over them they had a king, the angel of the abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, in Greek Apollyon; in Latin he has the name Exterminans; that is to say, Perdition. 12 One woe has passed; and behold, two more woes are yet to come!

13 And the sixth angel sounded his horn; and I heard a voice coming from the four corner spikes of the golden altar, which is before the eyes of God, 14 saying to the sixth angel, the one with the horn, “Set loose the four angels, who are chained in the great river Euphrates.” 15 And the four angels were set loose, who had been ready for the hour and day and month and year, to slaughter a third of humankind. 16 And the number of the horses of the army was two hundred million; I heard their number. 17 And then I saw the horses in a vision; their riders had chest plates of fire, and yellow zircon, and sulfur; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and from their mouth went forth fire, smoke and sulfur. 18 From these three plagues a third of mankind was slaughtered from the fire, smoke and sulfur that went forth from their mouth. 19 For their power is in their mouth; and in their tail, for their tails are like snakes and have their own heads, by which they cause harm. 20 And the other people who had not been slaughtered by these plagues did not have a change of heart to repent from the works of their hands, that they not worship demons, or idols of gold, silver, brass, stone and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor move; 21 and they were not repentant of their murders, nor of their sorcery, nor of their fornication, nor of their robberies.


And I saw another mighty angel descending from heaven, clothed with a cloud, a rainbow upon his head; and his face was like the sun, and his feet like a pillar of fire; 2 and in his hand he held a little scroll, opened up. He placed his right foot upon the sea, and his left upon the land. 3 And at the top of his voice, he yelled like a lion roaring. And when he had yelled, seven thunders spoke with their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders had spoken with their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Seal up what the seven thunders said, and do not write it down.” 5 And the angel that I saw standing upon sea and land raised his hand toward the sky, 6 and swore an oath by the one who lives for an age of ages, who created the sky and all that is in it, the land and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, that time be no more, 7 but in the day of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall have begun to sound his horn, the mystery of God were to be complete, as he has evangelized by his servants the prophets. 8 And I heard again the voice from heaven speaking to me; and he said, “Go, and take the little scroll opened in the hand of the angel standing upon land and sea.” 9 And I went to the angel, telling him to give me the scroll. And he said to me, “Take the scroll, and devour it; and it will make your stomach bitter, though in your mouth it will have been as sweet as honey.” 10 And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel, and devoured it; and in my mouth it was sweet like honey, but when I had devoured it, it made my stomach bitter. 11 And he said to me, “It is necessary for you to prophesy again among the nations, and people, and tongues, and to many kings.”


And he gave me a reed, like a rod, and said to me, “Get up and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and those who worship it; 2 and the atrium, which is outside the temple, omit and do not measure, for it is given to the nations; and they shall trample the holy city for forty-two months. 3 And I shall give to two of my witnesses, and they will prophesy for one thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. 4 These are the two olive trees, the two candlesticks standing on the earth in the sight of God. 5 And if anyone wants to hurt them, fire goes out of their mouth and consumed their enemies; and if anyone wants to harm them, in that way they must be killed. 6 They have the power to close up the sky, so that it does not rain during the days of their prophecy; and they have power to turn the waters into blood, and strike the land with every plague as often as they want. 7 And when they shall have finished their witness, beasts, coming up from the abyss, will wage war against them, and overcome them, and kill them. 8 And their bodies will be thrown into the streets of the great city, which is spiritually equal to Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. 9 And those of every tribe and people and tongue and nation shall see their bodies for three and a half days; and their bodies they will not allow to be placed in tombs; 10 and the inhabitants of the earth shall rejoice and praise over them, and shall reward each other, for they have crucified the two prophets which dwelt upon the earth. 11 And after the three and a half days the spirit of life from God will enter into them, and they will stand upon their feet, and a great fear will fall upon those who behold them. 12 And they will hear a great voice from heaven, saying to them, “Come up here.” And they will rise up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies shall see them.

13 And in that hour there was a mighty earthquake, and a tenth of the cities collapsed; and there were killed in the earthquake seven thousand of the name of men. And the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14 The second woe has departed, and behold, the third woe comes shortly.

15 And the seventh angel sounded his horn; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of this world is made to be the Lord’s and his Christ’s, and they shall range for an age of ages, Amen.” 16 And the twenty-four ancients who sit upon their thrones in the sight of God fell upon their faces and worshiped God, saying, 17 “We give you thanks, Lord God almighty, who are, and who have been, and who is yet to come; for you have received your great power, and reigned. 18 And the nations were furious, and their fury came upon them, and the time of the dead, that they may be judged, to give a reward to your servants the prophets, and the holy ones, and those who fear your name large and small, and you shall perish those who ruin the earth. 19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven; and there was seen the chest of his testament in his temple; and there were lightnings, and thunders, and voices, and an earthquake, and great hail.


And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clad in the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2 And she had in her womb; she cried out, being about to give birth; and she was in agony, so that she might give birth. 3 And another sign was seen in heaven, and behold, a large red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns; and on its head seven crowns, 4 and its tail dragged along a third of the stars of heaven, and sent them into the earth; and the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she did, he could devour her child. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron; and her son was seized away to God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into solitude, where she had a place prepared by God, that there she might rest herself for one thousand two hundred sixty days.

7 And there was a great battle in heaven: Michael and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought; 8 and they did not prevail, nor was their place found any longer in heaven. 9 And that large dragon was thrown out, the old snake which is called Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole earth; and he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now is made salvation, and power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his anointed one; for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown out, who accused them before the face of our God day and night.” 11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the lamb, and because of the word of his witness; and they did not love their souls, to the point of death. 12 Therefore may the heavens rejoice, and those who dwell therein. Woe to the earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you with a raging fury, knowing that his time is almost up.

13 And after this, I saw the dragon which was thrown into the earth, harassing the woman who had given birth to the man; 14 and there were given to the woman two great eagle wings, so that she could fly into the desert, into her place, where she would be nourished for a time, times, and half a time, from the face of the snake. 15 And the snake spit from its mouth water like a river toward the woman, that she might be carried away by it. 16 And the earth helped the woman; and the earth opened its mouth, and took in the river that the dragon spit out of its mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged against the woman; and he remained there to battle with the remainder of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the witness of Jesus Christ. And he was standing upon the sea sand.


And I saw a creature rising out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon its horns ten crowns, and upon his head the name of blasphemy. 2 And the creature which I saw was like a leopard, and its feet like the feet of a bear, and its mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads almost cut off in death, and his deadly wound was healed. And there was admiration in the whole earth after the creature. 4 And they worshiped the dragon, who gave authority to the creature, and worshiped the creature, saying, “Who is like the creature, and who can fight with it?” 5 And it was given to him a mouth speaking also great blasphemies, and it was given to him authority to do so for forty-two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies to God, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle, and those who inhabited heaven. 7 And it was given to him to wage war with the holy and conquer them. And it was given to him power in every tribe and people and tongue of nations, 8 and all who inhabited the earth would worship him, whose names were not written in the lamb’s book of life, who was slain from the origin of the world.

9 Whoever has ears for hearing should hear. 10 Whoever leads into captivity, into captivity he shall go; whoever slays with the sword, with a sword must he be slain. This is the patience and faith of the holy.

11 And I saw another creature coming up from the earth, and it had two horns like a lamb, but spoke like a dragon. 12 And all the power of the previous beast was done in his sight, and he caused the earth and its inhabitants to worship the first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed. 13 And he made great signs, so that he could make fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of mankind. 14 And he deceived the inhabitants of the earth, because of the signs which were given to him to do in the sight of the creature, saying to the inhabitants of the earth that they should make an image of the creature, who had the wound from the sword, and lived. 15 And it was given to him that he may give a spirit to the image of the creature, and that the image of the creature should speak, and make that all who shall not have worshiped the image of the creature should be slaughtered. 16 And he made all small and great and rich and poor and free and slave receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead. 17 And no one could buy or sell unless they had the mark, or the name of the creature, or the number of his name.

18 This is wisdom. Whoever has understanding may figure the number of the creature. For it is the number of a human, and its number is six hundred sixty-six.


I saw, and behold, the lamb stood upon Mount Zion, and with him, one hundred forty-four thousand having his name and the name of his father written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters, and like the sound of loud thunderings; and the voice, which I heard, was like that of many lyre players playing lyre with their lyres. 3 And they sang what seemed to be a new song before the throne, and before the four creatures and the ancients. And no one could learn the song, except for those one hundred forty-four thousand, who had been purchased from the earth. 4 These are the ones who who have never corrupted themselves with women, for they are virgins. They have been following the Lamb wherever he would go. They were purchased from mankind as the firstfruits to God and the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth, there is found no deceit; for they are without blemish before the throne of God.

6 And I saw another angel flying through the midst of heaven, holding the eternal gospel, so as to evangelize those dwelling upon the earth, and upon all nations and tribes and tongues and people, 7 saying at the top of his voice, “Fear the Lord, and give him honor, for the hour of his judgment is coming; and worship the one who has made the heaven and the earth, the sea and the fountains of water.” 8 And another angel was following him, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great city; for all nations have drunk the wine of the wrath of her fornication!” 9 And a third angel was following after them, saying at the top of his voice, “If anyone has worshiped the creature and its image, and has received his symbol on his forehead or in his hand, 10 and has here drunken of the wine of the wrath of God, which is prepared unmixed in the chalice of his fury, and shall be tortured in fire and sulfur in the sight of the holy angels, and before the face of the lamb; 11 and the smoke of their torments shall rise up for an age of ages; they will have no rest day or night, those who have worshiped the creature and its image, and if they have received the symbol of his name.” 12 This is the patience of the holy ones who keep the commandments of God and faith in Jesus.

13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me: “Write: Blessed are the dead who shall have died in the Lord. And now indeed, says the spirit, that they may rest from their labors; for their works shall follow them.”

14 And I looked, and behold, a shining cloud, and upon it one like a son of man, having a golden crown upon his head, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel went out of the temple, shouting at the top of his voice to the one sitting upon the cloud, “Send your sickle, and measure, for the hour of measuring has come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” 16 And the one who sat upon the cloud sent forth his sickle into the earth, and the earth was reaped. 17 And another angel left the temple which is in heaven, also having with him a sharp sickle. 18 And the other angel left the altar, who had the authority over fire; and he shouted at the top of his voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Send your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters from the vineyards of the earth; for their grapes are mature.” 19 And the angel sent his sharp sickle into the earth, and gathered in the vintage of the earth, and placed them into the great winepress of the fury of God. 20 And the winepress was trampled upon outside the city; and from the winepress went forth blood, as far as the bridles of the horses, to the distance of one thousand six hundred stadia.


And I saw another sign in heaven, great and wonderful: seven angels, having seven new plagues; for in them the fury of God is completed. 2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had carried victory over the creature and its image and the number of its name standing upon the glass sea, holding the lyres of God; 3 and they sang the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the lamb, saying,
“Great and wonderful are your works, Lord God almighty;
righteous and true are your ways, king of the holy.
4 Who would not fear you, Lord,
and glorify your name?
For you alone are holy;
for all the nations shall come and worship before your face,
for your righteousnesses have been revealed.”

5 And after this I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of witness was opened in the sky, 6 and from the temple went the seven angels holding the seven plagues, clothed in clean and brilliant linen, and belted around the chest with girdles of gold. 7 And one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden vials, full of the wrathfulness of God, the one who lives for an age of ages. 8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the majesty of God, and from his power; and no one could enter into the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels had been completed.


And I heard a loud voice from the temple, saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven vials of the fury of God upon the earth.” 2 And the first angel went out and poured his vial upon the earth, and it became horrible and harmful wounds upon the people who had the symbol of the creature, and upon those who had been worshiping its image.

3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea, and it became blood, as of the dead; and every soul living in the sea died.

4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers, and upon the fountains of water, and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the water saying, “You are righteous, Lord, you who are, and who was, and who are holy, because you have judged these things; 6 for the blood has been poured out of the holy ones and the prophets, and you gave their blood for them to drink, for they were worthy of it.” 7 And I heard another speaking at the altar: “And yet, Lord God almighty, true and just is your judgment.”

8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and it was given to him to inflict burning fire upon mankind. 9 And with a great burning the people were burned, and they blasphemed the name of God who had the authority over those plagues; nor would they make repentance, so as to give him the glory.

10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the throne of the creature, and his kingdom was turned to darkness, and in pain they chewed up their own tongues; 11 and they blasphemed the God of heaven for their pains and their sores and their scabs and their wounds; nor would they turn aside from their deeds.

12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon that great river Euphrates; and the water was dried up, so that a way might be prepared for the kings toward the rising of the sun. 13 And from the mouth of the dragon, and from the mouth of the living creature, and from the mouth of the false prophet, I saw three filthy spirits depart in the form of frogs. 14 For they are the spirits of demons, making signs, that from the kings of all the earth they might proceed to gather them together into the battle of that great day of God the almighty.

15 “Behold, I come like a robber. Blessed is the one who keeps watch, and guards his clothes, lest he walk naked, and his shame be seen.”

16 And they gathered them together into the place which is called in Hebrew Har Megiddo.

17 And the seventh angel poured his vial upon the air, and there went forth a loud voice from the temple, from the throne, saying, “It is done.” 18 And there were thunders, voices, and lightnings, and there was a great earthquake, so much as there has never been since mankind was upon the earth, so much and so mighty was the earthquake. 19 And the great city was torn in three, and the cities of the nations collapsed. And Babylon the great came into memory before God, that he might give to her the chalice of the wine of the indignation of his fury. 20 And every island fled away, and the hills were not found. 21 And a great hail, like large and heavy coins, fell from the sky upon mankind; and they blasphemed the God of mankind because of the plague of the hail, for their plagues had been made all the more fierce.


And there came one of the seven angels who had had the seven vials; and he spoke with me, saying to me, “Come; I shall show you the condemnation of the great whore who sits upon many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth have fornicated themselves, and those who inhabit the earth have become drunk with the wine of her prostitution.” 3 And he bore me away in spirit into the desert. And I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet-colored creature, full of the names of cursing, with seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was girt in purple and scarlet, and gilt with gold, and precious stones, and pearls, holding a gold cup in her hand, full of the abominations and filthinesses of her whoredoms; 5 and on her forehead, a name written:

6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the holy, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And I was staring with a great admiration when I saw her. 7 And the angel said to me, “Why are you staring? Behold, I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and the creature which carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. 8 The beast which you saw was and is not; and is yet to come out of the abyss, and will go into destruction; and all the inhabitants of the earth—whose names are not written in the book of life from the founding of the world—shall gawk when they see the creature which was, and is not. 9 And this is the mind, which has wisdom. The seven heads are the seven hills upon which the woman sat, and the kings are seven. 10 Five have fallen, one is; and another has not yet come; and when he shall come, it is necessary that he remain a brief time. 11 And the creature, which was, and is not—he is an eighth, but is one of the seventh, and goes into destruction. 12 And the ten horns which you have seen are ten kings, who have not yet received their kingdom; but they will take authority like kings for one hour after the creature. 13 These have one intent; and they will hand over their power and authority to the creature. 14 They will fight with the lamb, and the lamb will conquer them; for he is the Lord of lords, and the King of kings, and those who are with him are called, chosen and faithful.” 15 And he said to me further: “The waters upon which you saw the prostitute sitting are peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast: these shall pursue the prostitute with hatred, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall gnaw upon her flesh, and shall burn her to ash with fire. 17 For God has placed in their heart to do that which is pleasing to him, that their will may be as one, so that they may give their kingdom to the creature until the words of God shall have been completed. 18 And the woman which you have seen is the great city which has reign over the kings of the earth.”


And after these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was illuminated by his glory. 2 And he cried out mightily at the top of his voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great; and it has become the dwelling place of demons, the haunt of every unclean spirit, the nest of every unclean and hateful bird, 3 for all the nations have drunk from the wine of the wrath of her fornication; and the kings of the earth have fornicated with her; and the merchants of the earth have become rich from her delights.” 4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out from her, my people, lest you be partakers in her sins, and lest you receive from the plagues of her. 5 For her sins have come through as far as heaven; and God has remembered her iniquities. 6 Give to her as she has given to you; and double her duplicity according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix her double. 7 So much as she has glorified herself, and been in delights, so much mix her torment and mourning; for in her heart, she said, ‘As a queen I sit, and I am not a widow; and I shall not see mourning’, 8 therefore, in a single day shall her plagues come—death, mourning, and famine; and she shall be burned up in the fire, for strong is the Lord God, who shall cast judgment upon her. 9 And the kings of the earth shall weep and wail upon her, those who have fornicated themselves with her, and lived in her delights, when they see the fire of her burning; 10 standing long because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe for that great city Babylon, that mighty city; for in one hour has her judgment come.’ 11 And the businessmen of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no longer will anyone buy her riches, 12 her riches of gold and silver and precious stones, nor pearls, nor fine linen, nor purple, nor silk, nor scarlet, nor any tetraclinum wood, nor any ivory vessel, nor any vessel of most precious stone, or brass, or iron, or marble; 13 nor cinnamon, nor perfumes, nor ointment, frankincense, wine, oil, flour, wheat, cattle, sheep, horses, chariots, slaves and souls of people. 14 And the fruits of the desire of your soul have fallen away from you, and every thing dainty and sumptuous has perished from you; and nevermore shall you find them.” 15 And the merchants of such, who became rich from them, stood at a distance because of the fear of their torment, weeping and mourning, 16 saying, “Woe, woe is that great city, which was clad in linen, and purple and scarlet; and was stripped of her gold, and precious stones, and pearls; 17 for in but one hour have been destituted such riches!” And every captain, and all who set sail, and mariners, and those who work in the seas, stood at a distance, 18 and cried out upon seeing the smoke of its burning, saying, “Who is like this great city?” 19 And they put dust upon their heads, and cried out, weeping and wailing, saying “Woe, woe is that great city, in which all have become rich, who have their ships of her precious things in the seas; for in one hour is she laid waste. 20 And upon her may heaven rejoice, and the holy apostles, and the prophets; for God has judged your judgment upon her.” 21 And one mighty angel picked up a stone like a large millstone, and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with a mighty fall shall Babylon, that great city, be felled; and no more shall it be found.” 22 And the sound of lyres, and of musicians, and the song of flutes and trumpets shall be no more heard in you; and every artifice which is artfully crafted shall be found in you no more; and the sound of the mill shall be heard in you no more; 23 and the light of lamps shall light you no more; and the voice of the bride and the groom shall not be heard henceforth in you; for your merchants were the foremost of the earth, for in your witchery have all nations been lead astray, 24 and therein is the blood of the prophets and the holy, and all who have been slain on the earth.”


After this I heard something like the great voice of many crowds in heaven saying, “Alleluia; salvation and honor and glory and virtue is to the Lord our God; 2 for true and just are his judgments, who has judged the great whore who has corrupted the earth with her prostitution, and vindicated the blood of his servants with his hand.” 3 And again they said, “Alleluia.” And smoke ascended for an age of ages.

4 And the twenty-four ancients and four living creatures fell down and worshiped God sitting upon his throne, saying, “Amen; Alleluia.”

5 And a voice went forth from the throne, saying, “Speak praise to our God, all his holy servants; and those who fear him, great and small.”

6 And I heard the sound as of a great crowd, and as of many rushing waters, and as of great thunders, saying,

for our almighty Lord God has reigned.
7 We rejoice and exult, and we give him glory;
for the wedding feast of the lamb has come,
and his bride has prepared herself.”

8 And it was given to her that she might dress herself in pure and brilliant linen, for the linen is the righteous deeds of the holy people.

9 And he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the wedding feast of the lamb;’” and he said to me, “These words of God are true.” 10 And I fell before his feet to worship him. And he said to me, “See that you do not do so; I am your co-servant, and your brother bearing the witness of Jesus. Worship God.” For the witness of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

11 And I saw heaven open, and I saw a white horse, and the one who sat upon it was called Faithful and True, and by righteousness judged and fought. 12 And his eyes were like a flame of fire, and upon his head many crowns, having a name written, which no one knew except him himself. 13 And he was clothed in a robe dyed in blood, and his name was called The Word of God. 14 And the army which is in heaven would follow the one who was on the white horse, clothed in clean white linen. 15 And from his mouth went a sword sharpened on both sides, so that he may strike the nations therewith; and he himself rules them with an iron rod, and he himself treads the winepress of the rage of the fury of God almighty. 16 And he has written upon his clothing and upon his thigh: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

17 And I saw an angel standing upon the sun and crying out at the top of his voice, saying to all the birds who fly through the midst of the sky: “Come and gather together to the great feast of God, 18 and eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of magistrates, and the flesh of the mighty, and the flesh of the horses and their riders, and the flesh of all slave and free, large and small.” 19 And I saw the living creature, and the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to wage war with the one who sat upon the horse, and with his army. 20 And the creature was seized, and with him the false prophet who made the sign before him, in which those who received the creature’s mark, and who worshiped his image, were deceived. And still alive, the two of them were thrown together into a lake of fire burning with sulfur, 21 and the rest were felled with the sword of the one who sat on the horse, which went forth from his mouth; and all the birds were filled with their flesh.


And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key to the abyss, and a heavy chain in its hand. 2 And he seized the dragon, the ancient snake, the devil, Satan, and chained him up for one thousand years, 3 and threw him into the abyss, and closed him in, and sealed it up, so that he would no longer deceive the nations, until the thousand years were completed; and after that he would need to be let loose for a short time.

4 And I saw thrones, upon which the nations sat; and judgment was given to them, and the souls who had lost their heads for the witness of Jesus, and because of the word of God; and those who did not worship the creature, nor his image, nor did they receive his image on their foreheads or on heir hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ for that thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who has part in the first resurrection; the second death has no power over him. But they will be the priests of God and Christ, and will reign with him for the thousand years.

7 And when the thousand years shall be completed, Satan shall be released from his prison, and will go forth to deceive the nations which are upon the four corners of the earth, such as Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is like the sand of the sea. 8 And they will rise up upon the circumference of the earth, and surround the camp of the holy, and the beloved city. 9 And fire comes down from God, from heaven, and consumes them; and the devil, who had deceived them, is thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, 10 where the creature and the false prophet along with him shall be tortured for an age of ages.

11 And I saw a great shining throne, and the one who sat upon it, from whose face the heaven and the earth fled; and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing in the sight of the throne; and books were opened, and another book was opened, the book of life; and the dead were judged from those things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell gave up their dead which were in them; and each of them was judged according to his deeds. 14 Then hell and death were taken together and thrown into the lake of fire—this is the second death. 15 And whoever was not found written into the book of life was gathered together and thrown into the lake of fire.


And I saw a new heaven and new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth had gone away; and there is no more sea. 2 And I, John, saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from heaven, from God, prepared like a bride decked out for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice from the throne, saying, “Behold the tabernacle of God with people”; and he will live with them. And this people will be his people, and God himself with them will be their God; 4 and God will have wiped every tear from their eyes. And there will no more be death, nor mourning, nor crying out; nor will there be any more pain, for that which was before has gone away. 5 And the one who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And he said to me, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” 6 And he continued: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the start and the end. To those who are thirsty I shall give freely from the fountain of the water of life. 7 The one who overcomes shall possess all things; and I will be God to him, and he himself shall be a son to me. 8 But the fearful, the disbelieving, the abominable, the murderers, fornications, sorcerers, idolators, and all liars—their portion shall be in the lake of burning fire and sulfur; this is the second death.”

9 And one of the seven angels who had had the seven vials full of the final seven plagues came, and spoke to me, saying, “Come; I shall show you the bride, the wife of the lamb.” 10 And he took me in the spirit onto a great and tall mountain, and showed me the great city, holy Jerusalem coming down from heaven, from God, having the brilliance of God; 11 and its light was like a most precious stone, like stones of jasper, becoming crystal; 12 and it had great and high walls, with twelve gates; and in the gates twelve angels, and names inscribed, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel; 13 to the east three gates, to the north three gates, to the south three gates, to the west three gates; 14 and the walls of the city having twelve foundations, and in them twelve names, the names of the twelve apostles of the lamb. 15 And the one who had been speaking to me was holding a golden measuring stick, so as to measure the city, and its gates, and its wall. 16 And the city was placed in a square, and its length and breadth were of equal measurement; and with the golden measuring stick the city was measured to twelve thousand stadia, about one thousand four hundred miles; and the breadth and length and height were equal. 17 And the wall measured one hundred forty-four cubits, or two hundred sixteen feet, according to human measure, which is the same as that of the angel. 18 And the structure of the wall was of jasper; the city itself was of a pure gold, like pure glass. 19 And the foundations of the walls of the city were all decked with precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls altogether, each gate a single pearl; and the streets of the city were pure gold, like completely transparent glass. 22 And no temple was seen in it; for the Lord God almighty, and the lamb, is its temple. 23 And the city did not need a sun or a moon to shine upon it, for the light of God lit it up, and the lamb was its lamp. 24 And the nations which remain shall walk in its light; and the kings of the earth bring their glory into it. 25 And its gates will not close, neither by day, nor by night, 26 but they shall bring into it the glory and honor of the nations. 27 And there shall not enter into it anything or anyone which shall be unclean, or who makes an abomination or a lie; but only those who are written into the lamb’s book of life.


And he showed me a pure river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and the lamb, in the middle of the street; 2 and straddling the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve different kinds of fruit, a different fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the curing of the nations. 3 And every curse shall be no more; but the throne of God and the lamb shall be therein, and his servants shall serve him. 4 And they shall see his face; and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 And there will be night no more; nor will there be need for the light of lamps, nor the light of the sun, for the Lord God shall shine upon them, and they shall reign for an age of ages.

6 And he said to me: “These words are faithful and true. And the Lord God of the spirit of the prophets has sent his angel, his messenger, to show his servants those things which must soon happen. 7 And behold, I come speedily. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecies of this book.” I am John, who have seen and heard these things.

8 After having heard and seen, I fell as to worship before the feet of the angel who had shown me these things, 9 but he said to me, “See that you not do so; for I am your fellow servant, and one of your brothers the prophets, and those who serve the words of the book of this prophecy; worship God instead.” 10 And he continued: “Do not seal up the words of the book of this prophecy, for the time is at hand. 11 The one who harms will go on harming; the one who is filthy will go on being filthy; the one who is righteous will go on being righteous; the one who is holy will go on being holy. 12 But behold, I come soon; and my reward is with me, to give to each and every one as their work shall be. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the A and the Z, the first and the last, the start and the end.” 14 Blessed are those who wash their robes in the blood of the lamb; such that they may have access to the tree of life, and enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside remain the dogs, the sorcerers, the impudent, the murderers, the servants of idols, and all who love and make lies.

16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel, my messenger, to witness these things to all of you in the communities. I am the root and race of David, the brilliant star of the early morning.”

17 And the spirit and the bride both say, “Come.” And may the one who hears say, “Come.” And may the one who thirsts come; and whoever desires, may he receive the water of life freely. 18 For I bear witness to all the words of the book of this prophecy as I have heard them; if anyone shall add further to them, may God add to him the plagues written in this book. 19 And if anyone shall remove from him, may God remove his portion of the tree of life, and of the holy city, and of those things which are written in this book.

20 The one who bears witness of these things says: “Indeed, I am coming soon.” Amen! May you indeed come, Lord Jesus. 21 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you. Amen.