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

  • 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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