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

  • Chris B
    Great book. Started binge reading July 7. Finished Saturday. Noticed it was the 7th day at the seventh Month and finished the 7th day of the week 777 GOD Bless. Thank you for this site. It was great to listen while reading along with the actual paper book.
  • A disciple
    "And, behold, I come quickly and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." We are left here for the purpose of education and training, trial and proving to prepare us and make us fit for His presence: and so, thereby to be for witnesses through the Holy Spirit in us to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. For this to be wrought in us absolutely demand work on our part! In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord Jesus said so in many different ways, that we absolutely have to do something and we have to do it according to all that He has commanded us! We have to be first a certain kind of character: that doesn't come automatically. And we have to have our behavior and religion pure and sincere, as children of our Father in heaven and nothing for a misleading show to be seen by men. And finally, the end result of our lives will without fail, show what kind we are, by whether we do what Jesus says and if not, we shall most miserably perish! Remember, the devil also believes, and trembles! So, when we have passed this time of our "schooling" successfully, then we will see what work the Lord REALLY has for us for eternity! Probably not in Retail, or some other menial job, like we have now! So then, we have work to do to get ready for His coming, and for the coming world He brings.
  • A disciple
    Hello Lilian; In John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" there's a line which really touched me many years ago when I first read it! When Christian was asked why he was willing to adventure himself on such a difficult and hazardous way, his answer was so simple and powerful; "For I hope to see Him alive, who once hung dead on a tree for me." That day when we shall actually in person MEET THE LORD! :)
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 5:10 FOR WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGEMENT SEAT --- OF CHRIST --- THAT EVERYONE MAY RECEIVE THE THINGS DONE IN HIS BODY ACCORDING TO THAT HE HATH DONE WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR BAD JOHN 5:29 AND SHALL COME FORTH THEY THAT HAVE --- DONE GOOD --- UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE AND THEY THAT HAVE --- DONE EVIL --- UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION ACTS 3:22 FOR MOSES TRULY SAID UNTO THE FATHERS A PROPHET SHALL THE LORD YOUR GOD RAISE UP UNTO YOU OF YOUR BRETHREN LIKE UNTO ME HIM SHALL YOU HEAR IN ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER HE SHALL SAY UNTO YOU --- 3:23 --- AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS THAT --- EVERY SOUL --- WHICH WILL NOT HEAR THAT PROPHET SHALL BE DESTROYED FROM AMONG THE PEOPLE PSALM 7:8 THE LORD SHALL JUDGE THE PEOPLE JUDGE ME O LORD ACCORDING TO MY RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ACCORDING TO MINE INTEGRITY THAT IS IN ME PROVERBS 10:2 TREASURES OF WICKEDNESS PROFIT NOTHING BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH
  • Lilian
    Behold I will come quickly and my Reward is with me to give every man according as his work shall be. Thank you Jesus for the blood you shed for us. Blessed are those who keep and meditates and obey Gods words for the rewards are from Jesus. Thank you Father and will love you and worship you forever amen
  • Steve morrow
    REV 22:18 FOR I TESTIFY UNTO EVERYMAN 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 BOOK22:19AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKEAWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK

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