Revelation of John 21
The New Heaven and the New Earth1Then I saw aa new heaven and a new earth, for bthe first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2And I saw cthe holy city, dnew Jerusalem, ecoming down out of heaven from God, fprepared gas a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, hthe dwelling place ▼
▼Or tabernacleof God is with man. He will jdwell with them, and they will be his people ▼
▼Some manuscripts peoplesand God himself will be with them as their God. ▼
▼Some manuscripts omit as their God4 mHe will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and ndeath shall be no more, oneither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
5And phe who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I qam making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for rthese words are trustworthy and true.” 6And he said to me, s“It is done! tI am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. uTo the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7 vThe one who conquers will have this heritage, and wI will be his God and xhe will be my son. 8 yBut as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, ztheir portion will be in aathe lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is abthe second death.”
The New Jerusalem9Then came acone of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of adthe seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you aethe Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10And afhe carried me away in the Spirit to aga great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 ahhaving the glory of God, aiits radiance ajlike a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12It had a great, high wall, akwith twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— 13on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14And the wall of the city had twelve alfoundations, and amon them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15And the one who spoke with me anhad a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls. 16The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia. ▼
▼About 1,380 miles; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 metersIts length and width and height are equal. 17He also measured its wall, 144 cubits ▼
▼A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimetersby aqhuman measurement, which is also aran angel’s measurement. 18The wall was built of asjasper, while the city was pure gold, like atclear glass. 19 auThe foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, 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 of the gates made of a single pearl, and avthe street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
22And awI saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23And the city axhas no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for aythe glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24By its light azwill the nations walk, and the kings of the earth bawill bring their glory into it, 25and bbits gates will never be shut by day—and bcthere will be no night there. 26They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27But bdnothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s bebook of life.
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