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

  • Wayne
    Look up wrath in the Bible. Wrath of God is to come upon the children of disobedience.
  • Wayne
    1 thess 1:10. Christians are to be saved from the wrath to come. Such as lot in Sodom and Gomorrah. And Noah and family in the flood. We are not living under the condemnation of sin. We are free in Christ!
  • S.Burris
    To God'sGirl, I don't think we will know our realtives as our sisters and brothers it won't be like that. I hear a lot of people say this but we want know them as your mother or fasther.
  • Norm
    at the last trump: Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
  • Annthomas
    There will be a "Rapture" and the only ones taken, will be those who have "made themselves ready, (i.e..by having all of their sins washed away through/by the blood of the Lamb, JESUS; have Jesus in their hearts, walking pure, clean and holy, living free from "ALL" sin AND is baptised in the "Holy Ghost" with Him living on the inside of a person. Also, all babies and small children, too.
  • Philip
    Sorry @Word, but Christians will be persecuted in the Tribulation, it's not just hype, it's prophecy. We all need to get off our John Darby 'Rapture' high horse and realize that we have been warned of forthcoming persecution, including possible death at the hands of Satan't minions. Just because we believe in Jesus Christ does not exempt us from Satan's wrath. Not enough room to finish my thoughts

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