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Revelation 22:13-16

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22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega,

the first and the last,

the beginning and the end!) 1 

22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes so they can have access 2  to the tree of life and can enter into the city by the gates. 22:15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers 3  and the sexually immoral, and the murderers, and the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood! 4 

22:16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star!” 5 

1 sn These lines are parenthetical, forming an aside to the narrative. The speaker here is the Lord Jesus Christ himself rather than the narrator.

2 tn Grk “so that there will be to them authority over the tree of life.”

3 tn On the term φάρμακοι (farmakoi) see L&N 53.101.

4 tn Or “lying,” “deceit.”

5 tn On this expression BDAG 892 s.v. πρωϊνός states, “early, belonging to the morning ὁ ἀστὴρ ὁ πρ. the morning star, Venus Rv 2:28; 22:16.”



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