I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and earth had disappeared, and the sea was gone.
Then I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, dressed like a bride ready for her husband.
I heard a loud voice from the throne say, "God lives with humans! God will make his home with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them and be their God.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won't be any more death. There won't be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared."
The one sitting on the throne said, "I am making everything new." He said, "Write this: 'These words are faithful and true.'"
He said to me, "It has happened! I am the A and the Z, the beginning and the end. I will give a drink from the fountain filled with the water of life to anyone who is thirsty. It won't cost anything.
Everyone who wins the victory will inherit these things. I will be their God, and they will be my children.
But cowardly, unfaithful, and detestable people, murderers, sexual sinners, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars will find themselves in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the last seven plagues came to me and said, "Come! I will show you the bride, the wife of the lamb."