Then I saw 1a new heaven and a new earth, for 2the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
And I saw 3the holy city, 4new Jerusalem, 5coming down out of heaven from God, 6prepared 7as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, 8the dwelling placea of God is with man. He will 9dwell with them, and they will be his people,b and God himself will be with them as their God.c410He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and 11death shall be no more, 12neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
And 13he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I 14am making all things new." Also he said, "Write this down, for 15these words are trustworthy and true."
And he said to me, 16"It is done! 17I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. 18To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment.
719The one who conquers will have this heritage, and 20I will be his God and 21he will be my son.
822But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, 23their portion will be in 24the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is 25the second death."
Then came 26one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of 27the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, "Come, I will show you 28the Bride, the wife of the Lamb."
And 29he carried me away in the Spirit to 30a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God,