Revelation of John 21

The New Heaven and Earth

Then I saw a a new heaven and a new earth; for b the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw c the holy city d new Jerusalem e coming down out of heaven from God f made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold g the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will
Or tabernacle
i dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them
One early ms reads, and be their God
and He will k wipe away every tear from their eyes; and l there will no longer be any death; m there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; n the first things have passed away.”

And o He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am p making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for q these words are faithful and true.” Then He said to me,
Lit They are
s It is done. I am the t Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. u I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the v water of life without cost.
w He who overcomes will inherit these things, and x I will be his God and he will be My son. y But for the cowardly and
Or untrustworthy
unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in aa the lake that burns with fire and
I.e. burning sulphur
brimstone, which is the ac second death.”

ad Then one of the seven angels who had the ae seven bowls
Lit who were full
full of the ag seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying ah Come here, I will show you the ai bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

The New Jerusalem

10 And aj he carried me away
Or in spirit
al in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me am the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
11 having an the glory of God. Her
Lit luminary
brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a ap stone of aq crystal-clear jasper.
Lit having
It had a great and high wall
Lit having
at with twelve au gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.
13 There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west. 14 And the wall of the city had av twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the aw twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 The one who spoke with me had a
Lit measure, a gold reed
gold measuring ay rod to measure the city, and its az gates and its wall.
16 The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the
Lit reed
Lit twelve thousand stadia; a stadion was approx 600 ft
fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal.
17 And he measured its wall
Lit one hundred forty-four cubits
seventy-two yards, according to bd human
Lit measure
measurements, which are also bf angelic measurements.
18 The material of the wall was bg jasper; and the city was bh pure gold, like
Lit pure
clear bj glass.
19  bk The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was bl jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth bm emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth bn sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. 21 And the twelve bo gates were twelve bp pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was bq pure gold, like transparent br glass.

22 I saw bs no
Or sanctuary
temple in it, for the bu Lord God the Almighty and the bv Lamb are its
Or sanctuary
23 And the city bx has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for by the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the bz Lamb. 24  ca The nations will walk by its light, and the cb kings of the earth
Lit bring
will bring their glory into it.
25 In the daytime (for cd there will be no night there) ce its gates cf will never be closed; 26 and cg they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; 27 and ch nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those
Lit who have been
whose names are cj written in the Lamb’s book of life.
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