Revelation 22:19

“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 book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if any man shall take away from the wordes of the booke of this prophesie, God shal take away his part out of the booke of life, and out of the holy citie, and from the things which are written in this booke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if any man takes away from the words of this book, God will take away from him his part in the tree of life and the holy town, even the things which are in this book.
- Basic English Bible

And if any one take from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.
- Darby Bible

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will 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.
- Webster's Bible

and that if any one takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take from him his share in the Tree of Life and in the holy city--the things described in this book.
- Weymouth Bible

If anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, may God take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.
- World English Bible

And if ony man do awei of the wordis of the book of this prophesie, God schal take awei the part of hym fro the book of lijf, and fro the hooli citee, and fro these thingis that ben writun in this book.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one may take away from the words of the scroll of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the scroll of the life, and out of the holy city, and the things that have been written in this scroll;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 22:19


Re 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy. This could be done by denying, or explaining away the words of prophecy. To do either is a deadly sin. Indeed, to tamper with the Divine word in any way is sinful.

Discussion for Revelation 22:19

  • Actually Revelation 22:19 is a statement that is for the Prophecy of Revelation. The Bible was not compiled into one book until the Catholic Ecumenical Council in the 4th century. What revelation 22:19 warns is this any interpretation has to fit 100 , 100 of the time. It is not a question of translation or mistranslation, it is a question of contextual interpretation of the entire Book of Revelation. A stern warning to not take the Book of Revelations to vilify any group that only fits 70 of the prophecy but does not fulfill all.
  • Colette cleveland for verse 19
    Just as revelation 22 verse 18-19 says, obey the word! It 's written! I only stick to KingJames! NIV bible is missing powerful words! Yet many teachers teach from it! Truth is truth! We living in a dark world and I 'm not surprised bibles being tampered with! Children gets a hold of these bibles may loose the truth on Gods principles! It 's up to the individual to search seek and find! When God says it 's a command then do it! Read from a watered down bible! You get a watered down teaching! To a compromising teacher! No power no flame! Luke warm!!!
  • I believe if someone makes a new bible and translates it into something they believe is to be true when its not than they are taking away the words of the bible ...and if you think about it that could even apply to preaching the bible and sending the wrong messages ,,because if your not teaching the right way what the bible says and your preaching your own version of it than in a way thats also takeing the words out of he bible
  • For one example, the NIV takes out the word "blood " from God 's Word over 200 times. To say that translations outside of the 1611 KJV only change the materical for those "not as educated " is a very uneducated thing to say. Please research and pray on this topic more before sharing your opinion to those who still may be young Christians. P.S. Studies have been done on the 1611 KJV and they found that it only requires a 6th grade reading comprehension level to understand it. Even if you as an adult come across a word you do not understand, you can study the meaning or simply use the context of the verse. It 's sad there is so much confusion over the topic, the previous poster is correct, we should not quarrel over translations however, in a sin riddled world, this is another tactic of the devil to cause dissention in the church.
  • Matthew for verse 19
    Once I was doing a memory verse quiz and I couldn 't remember what it was, and I wrote what I thought that it was close to, but I know it wasn 't right. I don 't know if I took away from the Bible or not.
  • Charles, The verse does NOT say "those who change the bible..." it says, "those who TAKE AWAY from the words of this book of prophecy..."

    The different translations are for those who are not as educated in reading the English language. It allows for them to understand the bible and comprehend what God wants them to know. The different translations are broken down by readying level. If you think about it the only difference in King James and New King James is the "thee, thou, thus, etc." There is really nothing changed in the bible, and yet it says the same thing. The same message that Christ came and saved us all from our sins is still written in there. Now when you take that part our you have "Taken Away" not changed.

    I don't think God intended for us to quarl over the different translations, but yet gave the writes/printers the ability to reach a new generation with their understanding of the Word of God.

    We as Christians should not be here complaining about the differences in the translations, but doing as the Bible says in Matthew 27: 19-20 "The Great Commission.

    Thanks for listening and God bless!

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