The New Heaven and Earth
1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.
2And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His Lit peoplespeople, and God Himself will be among themOne early ms adds, as their God,
4and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
5And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”
6Then He said to me, “Lit They areIt is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give water to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life, without cost.
7The one who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
8But for the cowardly, and Or untrustworthyunbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and sexually immoral persons, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and I.e., burning sulfurbrimstone, which is the second death.”
9Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, Lit who were full; i.e., (previously) loaded withfull of the seven last plagues, came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
The New Jerusalem
10And he carried me away Or in spiritin the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
11having the glory of God. Her Or radiancebrilliance was like a very valuable stone, like a stone of crystal-clear jasper.
12Lit havingIt had a great and high wall, Lit havingwith twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on the gates, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.
13There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.
14And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15The one who spoke with me had a Lit measure, a gold reedgold measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.
16The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the Lit reedrod, Possibly about 1,380 miles or 2,220 km; a Roman stadion perhaps averaged 607 ft. or 185 mtwelve thousand stadia; its length, width, and height are equal.
17And he measured its wall, Possibly about 216 ft. or 65 m; a cubit is about 18 in. or 45 cm144 cubits, by human Lit measuremeasurements, which are also angelic measurements.
18The material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like Lit pureclear glass.
19The foundation stones of the city wall were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
20the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
21And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
22I saw no Or sanctuarytemple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its Or sanctuarytemple.
23And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
24The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth Lit bringwill bring their glory into it.
25In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed;
26and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it;
27and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those Lit who have been writtenwhose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
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