Then he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.
Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, a the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb."
And in the spirit b he carried me away to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God.
It has the glory of God and a radiance like a very rare jewel, like jasper, clear as crystal.
It has a great, high wall with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates are inscribed the names of the twelve tribes of the Israelites;
on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.
And the wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
The angel c who talked to me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls.
The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width; and he measured the city with his rod, fifteen hundred miles; d its length and width and height are equal.
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