He showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street.
On this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month.
The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
There will be no curse any more. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it,
and his servants will serve him.
They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
There will be no night, and they need no lamp light or sun light; for the Lord God will illuminate them.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old the old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.
But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation;
namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation.
We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Working together, we entreat also that you do not receive the grace of God in vain, for he says, “At an acceptable time I listened to you. In a day of salvation I helped you.”
Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.