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Revelation 21 (New American Standard)

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The New Heaven and Earth

1 Then I saw 1a new heaven and a new earth; for 2the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 2 And I saw 3the holy city, 4new Jerusalem, 5coming down out of heaven from God, 6made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, 7the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will a8dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among themb, 4 and He will 9wipe away every tear from their eyes; and 10there will no longer be any death; 11there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; 12the first things have passed away." 5 And 13He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am 14making all things new." And He said, "Write, for 15these words are faithful and true." 6 Then 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 life without cost. 7 "20He who overcomes will inherit these things, and 21I will be his God and he will be My son. 8 "22But for the cowardly and dunbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in 23the lake that burns with fire and ebrimstone, which is the 24second death." 9 25Then one of the seven angels who had the 26seven bowls ffull of the 27seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, "28Come here, I will show you the 29bride, the wife of the Lamb."

The New Jerusalem

10 And 30he carried me away g31in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me 32the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having 33the glory of God. Her hbrilliance was like a very costly stone, as a 34stone of 35crystal-clear jasper. 12 iIt had a great and high wall, j36with twelve 37gates, 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 38twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the 39twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 The one who spoke with me had a kgold measuring 40rod to measure the city, and its 41gates 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 lrod, mfifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal. 17 And he measured its wall, nseventy-two yards, according to 42human omeasurements, which are also 43angelic measurements. 18 The material of the wall was 44jasper; and the city was 45pure gold, like pclear 46glass. 19 47The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was 48jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, 49emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, 50sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. 21 And the twelve 51gates were twelve 52pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was 53pure gold, like transparent 54glass. 22 I saw 55no qtemple in it, for the 56Lord God the Almighty and the 57Lamb are its rtemple. 23 And the city 58has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for 59the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the 60Lamb. 24 61The nations will walk by its light, and the 62kings of the earth swill bring their glory into it. 25 In the daytime (for 63there will be no night there ) 64its gates 65will never be closed; 26 and 66they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; 27 and 67nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those twhose names are 68written in the Lamb's book of life.
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