There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.
Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people.
For there is born to you today, in David’s city, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
This is the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough.”
Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward men.”
When the angels went away from them into the sky, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem, now, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”
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. They will reign forever and ever.