Re 22:1
22:1 And {1} he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear
     as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the

 (1) Here is absolved and finished the description of the
     celestial Church (as I showed before) \\see Geneva "Re 21:12"\\
     by the effects in Re 22:5, and then this book is
     concluded in the rest of the chapter. The effects
     proceeding from God, who dwells in the Church, are these:
     the everlasting grace of God, in this verse, the eternal
     life of the godly, as in Re 2:7 the eternal fruits
     which the godly bring forth to God, themselves and others,
     Re 22:2, freedom and immunity from all evil, God
     himself taking pleasure in his servants, and they likewise
     in their God, Re 22:3.  The beholding and sight of
     God, and sealing of the faithful from all eternity,
     Re 22:4 the light of God and an everlasting kingdom
     and glory, Re 22:5.

Re 22:6
22:6 {2} And he said unto me, These sayings [are] faithful and
     true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel
     to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be

 (2) This whole book is concluded and made up by a confirmation,
     and a salutation. The confirmation has three parts: the
     words of the angel Re 22:15, the words of Christ,
     Re 22:16,17 and the supplication made by John from
     divine authority, Re 22:18-20. By the speech of the
     angel this prophecy is confirmed to Re 22:7,8, and
     then he speaks of the use of this book in the verses
     following. The prophecy is first confirmed by the angel
     from the nature of it, that it is faithful and true:
     Secondly, from the nature of the efficient cause, both
     principal, which is God, and instrumental, which is the
     angel in this verse. Thirdly, from the promises of God
     concerning his coming to effect all these things, and
     concerning our salvation; Re 22:7. Fourthly, from
     the testification of John himself; Re 22:8. The
     rest of the speech of the angel rending to the same end,
     John interrupted or broke off by his unadvised act of
     worshipping him, in the same verse, which the angel
     forbidding, teaches him that adoration must be given not
     to him, but only to God, as for himself, that he is of
     such nature and office, as he may not be adored: which
     thing also was in like manner done; Re 19:10.

Re 22:10
22:10 {3} And he saith unto me, {4} Seal not the sayings of the
      prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

 (3) The angel returns to his former speech: in which he teaches
     to use of this book both towards ourselves, in this and the
     next verse: and in respect of God for declaration of his
     truth, there to the fifteenth verse Re 22:11-15.
 (4) That is, propound this prophecy openly to all and conceal
     no part of it. The contrary to that which is commanded in
     Isa 8:16, Da 8:26.

Re 22:11
22:11 {5} He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he
      which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is
      righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is
      holy, let him be holy still.

 (5) An objection anticipated, but there will be some that will
     use this occasion for evil, and will wrest this scripture
     to their own destruction, as Peter says. What then? says
     the angel, the mysteries of God must not be concealed,
     which it has pleased him to communicate to us. Let them be
     harmful to others, let such be more and more vile in
     themselves, whom this scripture does not please: yet others
     will be further conformed to righteousness by this, and
     true holiness. The care and reformation of these may not be
     neglected, because of the voluntary and malicious offence
     of others.

Re 22:12
22:12 {6} And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with
      me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

 (6) The second part belonging to the use of this book, as I
     said \\see Geneva "Re 22:10"\\. Also (says God by the angel)
     though there should be no use of this book to men: yet it
     shall be of this use to me, that it is a witness of my
     truth to my glory, who will come shortly, to give and
     execute just judgment, in this verse; who have taught that
     all these things have their being in me, Re 22:13,
     and have pronounced blessedness to my servants in the
     Church, Re 22:14 and reprobation to the ungodly
     Re 22:15.

Re 22:14
22:14 Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, {7} that they
      may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in
      through the gates into the city.

 (7) The blessedness of the godly set down by their title and
     interest there: and their fruit in the same.

Re 22:16
22:16 {8} I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these
      things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of
      David, [and] the bright and morning star.

 (8) The second passage of confirmation (as I said) is the speech
     of Christ ratifying the vocation of John, and the authority
     of his calling and testimony, both from the condition of
     his own person being God and man, in whom all the promises
     of God are Yea and Amen; 2Co 1:20 and also from the
     testimony of other people, by the acclamation of the
     Holy Spirit, who here is an honourable assistant of the
     marriage of the Church as the spouse: and of each of the
     godly as members; and finally from the thing present, that
     of their own knowledge and accord, they are called forth to
     the participation of the good things of God; Ge 22:17.

Re 22:18
22:18 {9} 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:

 (9) The supplication of John (which is the third part of the
     confirmation) joined with a curse of abhorrence, to
     preserve the truth of this book entire and uncorrupted in
     two verses.

Re 22:20
22:20 {10} He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come
      quickly.  Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

 (10) A divine confirmation or sealing of the supplication first
      from Christ affirming the same and denouncing his coming
      against all those that will put their sacrilegious hands
      here: then from John himself, who by a most holy prayer
      calls Christ to take vengeance on them.

Re 22:21
22:21 {11} The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all.

 (11) The apostolic salutation, which is the other part of the
      conclusion, as I said \\see Geneva Re "22:6"\\ and is the
      end of almost every epistle; which we wish to the Church,
      and to all the holy and elect members of it, in Christ
      Jesus our Lord, until his coming to judgment "Come Lord
      Jesus" and do it. Amen, again Amen.