Revelation 22:17

“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come. And let him that heareth, say, Come. And let him that is a thirst, come. And whosoeuer will, let him take the water of life freely.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The 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 wishes take the water of life without cost."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And he that heareth, let him say, Come. And he that is athirst, let him come: he that will, let him take the water of life freely.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him who gives ear, say, Come. And let him who is in need come; and let everyone desiring it take of the water of life freely.
- Basic English Bible

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is athirst come; he that will, let him take [the] water of life freely.
- Darby Bible

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth, say, Come. And let him that is thirsty, come: And whoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
- Webster's Bible

The Spirit and the Bride say, `Come;' and whoever hears, let him say, `Come;' and let those who are thirsty come. Whoever will, let him take the Water of Life, without payment.
- Weymouth Bible

The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" He who hears, let him say, "Come!" He who is thirsty, let him come. He who desires, let him take the water of life freely.
- World English Bible

And the spirit and the spousesse seien, Come thou. And he that herith, seie, Come thou; and he that thirstith, come; and he that wole, take he freli the watir of lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come; and he who is hearing -- let him say, Come; and he who is thirsting -- let him come; and he who is willing -- let him take the water of life freely.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 22:17


22:17 The Spirit and the bride - The Spirit of adoption in the bride, in the heart of every true believer. Say - With earnest desire and expectation. Come - And accomplish all the words of this prophecy. And let him that thirsteth, come - Here they also who are farther off are invited. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life - He may partake of my spiritual and unspeakable blessings, as freely as he makes use of the most common refreshments; as freely as he drinks of the running stream.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 22:17


Re 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. Twice the Lord has said, "I come quickly" (Re 22:7,12). John repeats that the Lord saith, "Surely I come quickly", in Re 22:20. The subject of these verses is the coming of the Lord. The Bridegroom has promised to come, and the Bride responds to the promise of the Bridegroom by inviting him to come. The church, filled with the Spirit, stands with hands extended, "loving his appearance" (2Ti 4:8), inviting the coming, and eager for the coming of the Lord. And let him that heareth say, Come. Let all who have heard the gracious promise join in the invitation and say, "Come". And let him that is athirst come. Let all thirsty for the water of life come and partake of it freely. Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. To will to come is the essential thing in order to coming to Christ.

Discussion for Revelation 22

  • Eliiah
    Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. Jesus Christ walks in the flesh this very day. Every spirit, whether it be of God or is antichrist, knows that Jesus Christ is alive and can be seen in the flesh this very day: so let the thoughts of every heart be revealed! Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son.
  • Irene123
    Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38; Acts 4:12; Rev. 22:4 - "..... and His NAME shall be in their foreheads." All 4 of these scriptures proclaim this ONE name of Jesus; not 3 titles (aspects) of God. Jesus Himself told His Apostles/disciples to baptize in the NAME; and in Acts 2:38 that is exactly what Peter AND the other 11 did: they proclaimed the name of Jesus for remission of sins in water baptism.
  • Steve morrow
    joyce --2 peter 2:2 and many shall follow their pernicious ways by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of 2 peter 2:21 for even hereunto were you called because CHRIST also suffered for us leaving us an example that you should follow HIS steps PHIL1:29 FOR UNTO YOU IT IS GIVEN IN THE BEHALF OF CHRIST NOT ONLY TO BELIEVE ON HIM BUT ALSO TO SUFFER FOR HIS SAKE -- HOW WILL WE SUFFER
  • Joyce Cardoza
    Wayne Our brother in Christ is telling the truth of the word of God, not to many in here know the truth, sounds like a lot of people want to suffer to make themselves worthy, but Jesus Christ paid for our sins so that we didn't have to. its done it's been paid for once and for all, by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God bless you all. and may you have the peace that Jesus Christ wants for you
  • Steve morrow
    rev 22:18 for I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book - IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK 19 and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy- GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE OF LIFE AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK
  • Collins Shiri
    Rev 22 clearly shows us that to be part of the bride of Jesus Christ, we must be obedient and faithful to his Word. The coming of the Lord is so close that we must be prepared and ready to meet Him and go to our eternal home. The bride of Christ must be waiting with great expectation saying 'come Lord Jesus'. There is nomore time for believers to be engaged in the worldly things but for prayer.

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