Revelation 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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I testifie vnto euery man that heareth the wordes of the prophesie of this booke, If any man shal adde vnto these things, God shall adde vnto him the plagues, that are written in this booke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto them, God shall add unto him the plagues which are written in this book:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I say to every man to whose ears have come the words of this prophet's book, If any man makes an addition to them, God will put on him the punishments which are in this book:
- Basic English Bible

*I* testify to every one who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any one shall add to these things, God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book.
- Darby Bible

For I testify to every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book:
- Webster's Bible

I solemnly declare to every one who hears the words of the prophecy contained in this book, that if any one adds to those words, God will add to him the plagues spoken of in this book;
- Weymouth Bible

I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if anyone adds to them, may God add to him the plagues which are written in this book.
- World English Bible

And I witnesse to ech man herynge the wordis of prophesie of this book, if ony man schal putte to these thingis, God schal putte on hym the veniauncis writun in this book.
- Wycliffe Bible

`For I testify to every one hearing the words of the prophecy of this scroll, if any one may add unto these, God shall add to him the plagues that have been written in this scroll,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 22:18


22:18-19 I testify to every one, &c. - From the fulness of his heart, the apostle utters this testimony, this weighty admonition, not only to the churches of Asia, but to all who should ever hear this book. He that adds, all the plagues shall be added to him; he that takes from it, all the blessings shall be taken from him; and, doubtless, this guilt is incurred by all those who lay hinderances in the way of the faithful, which prevent them from hearing their Lord's I come, and answering, Come, Lord Jesus. This may likewise be considered as an awful sanction, given to the whole New Testament; in like manner as Moses guarded the law, #Deut 4:2|, and Deut 12:32; and as God himself did, #Mal 4:4|, in closing the canon of the Old Testament.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 22:18


Re 22:18 If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. See De 4:2 12:32. The whole spirit of the Scripture is against adding to or taking from the Lord's words. This is a warning against spurious revelations.

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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