And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea did not exist [any] longer.
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling of God [is] with humanity, and he will take up residence with them, and they will be his people and God himself will be with them.4
And he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist [any] longer, anda mourning or wailing or pain will not exist [any] longer. The former [things]b have passed away."
And the one seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all [things] new!" And he said, "Write, because these words are faithful and true."
And he said to me, "It is done! I [am]c the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give [water] from the spring of the water of life freely.d