1Then I saw1a newheaven and a newearth; for 2the firstheaven and the firstearthpassedaway, and there is nolonger any sea.
And I saw3the holycity, 4newJerusalem, 5comingdown out of heaven from God, 6madeready as a brideadorned for her husband.
And I heard a loudvoice from the throne, saying, "Behold, 7the tabernacle of God is amongmen, and He will a8dwellamong them, and they shall be His people, and GodHimself will be among themb,
and He will 9wipeawayeverytear from their eyes; and 10there will nolonger be any death; 11there will nolonger be any mourning, orcrying, orpain; 12the firstthings have passedaway."
And 13He who sits on the thronesaid, "Behold, I am 14makingallthingsnew." And He said, "Write, for 15thesewords are faithful and true."
6Then He said to me, "c16It is done. I am the 17Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. 18I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the 19water of lifewithoutcost.
"20He who overcomes will inheritthesethings, and 21I will be his God and he will be My son.
"22But for the cowardly and dunbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoralpersons and sorcerers and idolaters and allliars, their part will be in 23the lake that burns with fire and ebrimstone, which is the 24seconddeath."
925Thenone of the sevenangels who had the 26sevenbowlsffull of the 27sevenlastplaguescame and spoke with me, saying, "28Comehere, I will show you the 29bride, the wife of the Lamb."
And 30he carried me awayg31in the Spirit to a great and highmountain, and showed me 32the holycity, Jerusalem, comingdown out of heaven from God,
11having33the glory of God. Her hbrilliance was like a verycostlystone, as a 34stone of 35crystal-clearjasper.
12iIt had a great and highwall, j36with twelve37gates, and at the gatestwelveangels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelvetribes of the sons of Israel.
There were threegates on the east and threegates on the north and threegates on the south and threegates on the west.
And the wall of the cityhad38twelvefoundationstones, and on them were the twelvenames of the 39twelveapostles of the Lamb.
The one who spoke with me had a kgoldmeasuring40rod to measure the city, and its 41gates and its wall.
The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the lrod, mfifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal.
And he measured its wall, nseventy-two yards, according to 42humanomeasurements, which are also 43angelic measurements.
The material of the wall was 44jasper; and the city was 45puregold, likepclear46glass.
1947The foundationstones of the citywall were adorned with everykind of preciousstone. The firstfoundationstone was 48jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, 49emerald;
the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, 50sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
And the twelve51gates were twelve52pearls; eachone of the gates was a singlepearl. And the street of the city was 53puregold, liketransparent54glass.
I saw55noqtemple in it, for the 56LordGod the Almighty and the 57Lamb are its rtemple.
And the city58hasnoneed of the sunor of the moon to shine on it, for 59the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the 60Lamb.
2461The nations will walk by its light, and the 62kings of the earthswill bring their glory into it.
In the daytime (for 63there will be nonightthere ) 64its gates65will never be closed;
and 66they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it;
and 67nothingunclean, and no one who practicesabomination and lying, shall evercome into it, but onlythosetwhose names are 68written in the Lamb'sbook of life.