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

  • Obbie Beal
    WOW! two times in chap 22 it says " I come quickly"; Again WOW...! Thank GOD for Jesus.
    I do not understand all of the Bible so until God give me more or better understanding... everyday I pray, read, praise, plus enjoy the many daily blessings.... I am excited because our Savior the King Of Kings shall return.
  • Jan
    It is particularly instructive to read Jesus' message to the churches -- first 3 chapters of Revelation, because these scriptures inform us of what we (as believers in Jesus the Christ) should be doing, and where we are missing the point. Revelation 17 and 18 is also an easy read because these reflect the daily news, as the world stage is unfolding now! Yes Daniel sets the stage for understanding!
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Messiah wants us to understand. Apocalypse and Revelation means to "unveil" unlike popular teaching, which modern misconception and falsehood are what the whole book is about and it started the minute the original Apostles left the scene. It's about deception cloaked in a "Christian" costume and is/will be the most popular theory and practice and belief system going. If ye truly seek,ye shall find
  • Shirley m tucker
    I love the whole bible, because I believe in god and have faith in him. revelation chapter 22 I read it more because I can understand it. the whole chapter of revelation.
  • Thembisa
    I hv undrstnd wht it says.
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Almost every verse in Rev. can be found elsewhere in the Bible. I think it's because God wants us to use it all. Daniel is the key to unlock Rev. It cannot be understood without it. MOST of the keys to Daniel are in Daniel itself. Dan 7 and Rev 13are identical with Rev giving a little more detail at the end of it (our time). Both are chronological.. Rev 12:17.

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