1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone.2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.3I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them.4He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”5And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.”6And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life.
1Then the angel showed me a river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.2It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.3No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him.4And they will see his face, and his name will be written on their foreheads.5And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever.