The river and the tree in the city
1 Then the angel showed me a river. It had water that causes people to have true life. The water shone like clean glass. The river started from God's throne, which is the Lamb's throne. Its water ran out from there. 2 It ran along the middle of the city's biggest street. I saw a tree that was growing on each side of the river. It is the tree that causes people to have true life. It has 12 different kinds of fruit. It has new fruit every month. The tree's leaves are like medicine. They make people of every country well again.
3 There will be nothing there that God will speak against. God's throne, which is the Lamb's throne, will be in the city. God's servants will worship him there. 4 They will see his face. His name will be on the front of their heads. 5 There will be no more night, so nobody will need a lamp to make light. They will not need light from the sun, because the Lord God will shine on them. They will rule as kings for ever.
6 Then the angel said to me, ‘All these words are true and everyone should believe them. The Lord God gives his special message to his prophets. Now he has sent his angel to speak to his servants. The angel has shown them what must happen soon.’