Revelation 21
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The New Heaven and Earth

1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 2And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will [†]dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among [†]them, 4and He will WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain. The first things passed away.”

5And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” 6Then He said to me, “They are done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. 7He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I WILL BE HIS GOD AND HE WILL BE MY SON. 8But for the cowardly and [†]unbelieving and abominable and murderers and sexually immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and [†]brimstone, which is the second death.”

9Then one of the seven angels who have the seven bowls [†]full of the seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

New Jerusalem, the Holy City

10And he carried me away [†]in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 11having the glory of God. Her [†]brilliance was like precious stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper. 12[†]It had a great and high wall. [†]It had twelve gates and at those gates, twelve angels; and names [†]have been written on those gates, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. 13There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west. 14And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15And the one who spoke with me had a [†]gold measuring rod to measure the city and its gates and its wall. 16And the city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the [†]rod, [†]12,000 stadia; its length and width and height are equal. 17And he measured its wall, [†]144 cubits, according to human [†]measurements, which are also angelic measurements. 18And the material of the wall was jasper, and the city was pure gold, like pure glass. 19The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; 20the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. 21And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

22And I saw no sanctuary in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its sanctuary. 23And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24And the nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth [†]will bring their glory into it. 25And its gates will never be closed by day, for there will be no night there; 26and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. 27And nothing defiled, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those [†]whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

3 Or tabernacle
3 One early ms adds and be their God
8 Or untrustworthy
8 Burning sulfur
9 Lit who were full
10 Or in spirit
11 Lit luminary
12 Lit Having
12 Lit Having
12 Lit having been
15 Lit measure, a gold reed
16 Lit reed
16 Approx. 1,380 mi. or 2,220 km, a stadion was approx. 607 ft. or 185 m
17 Approx. 216 ft. or 66 m, a cubit was approx. 18 in. or 45 cm
17 Lit measure
24 Lit bring
27 Lit who have been

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