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 22:18

  • Jaimie Braswell for verse 18
    Bless us all. I prefer to believe that God wants us to read and study so that we may come to our own interpretations. I believe he enjoys the banter but to try and force others to your own interpretations is not the goal. It is one man's understanding to himself with God is sacred. I mean, how many religions pray to the God of Abraham?More than I can count, but I believe a man finds God on and in his own environment.The similarities I find mind boggling. I don'the know how anyone can deny that.
  • Stephen Glaydor for verse 18
    whether by 'addition and or subtraction. There shouldn 't be any human implication whether by empty space. Don 't add or subtract, simple.The word of God is settle and forever settle. Apocrypha, OK! I love it 's saying, but can 't be compel to The present holy bible sayings. I Think there was evidence that man wrote it. but the Holy Bible is written by aspiration from Almighty God. Thanks
  • I think it 's pretty obvious that the words written are permanent and that there wasn 't a need to tell people not to take away.
  • It was talking only about addition and not subtraction
  • My understanding is that THE BOOK OF LIFE, and the LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE are two separate books. THE BOOK OF LIFE all who are alive on earth names are recorded in it. But the LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE your name is recorded in it after you accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. Correct me if I am wrong...that's my understanding of the "BOOKS"
  • I hope my church did not remove this information, and I will be asking. And I hope to get to read it. Thank you for the knowledge, and the wonderful site I have never seen a site so easy to use. Thank you. Becky.

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