He said to me: "It is done.1 I am the Alpha and the Omega,2 the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost3 from the spring of the water of life.47
He who overcomes5 will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.68
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars7--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur.8 This is the second death."99
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues10 came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride,11 the wife of the Lamb."
And he carried me away12 in the Spirit13 to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.1411
It shone with the glory of God,15 and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper,16 clear as crystal.1712
It had a great, high wall with twelve gates,18 and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.1913
There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west.
The wall of the city had twelve foundations,20 and on them were the names of the twelve apostles21 of the Lamb.
The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod22 of gold to measure the city, its gates23 and its walls.
The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadiaa in length, and as wide and high as it is long.