¶ AND I saw a new heaven and a new earth;
for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away;
and the sea was no more.
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice from heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and the very God shall be with them and be their God;
And he shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor wailing, neither shall there be any more pain;
for the former things have passed away.
And he who sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.
Then he said to me, Write;
for these are the trustworthy and true words of God.
And he said to me, I am Aleph and Tau, the beginning and the end.
I will freely give of the fountain of living water to him who is thirsty.
He who overcomes shall inherit these things;
and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
But as for the fearful and the unbelieving and the sinful and the abominable and murderers and those who commit adultery and magicians and idolators and all liars, their portion shall be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
¶ And there came to me one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues, and he talked with me, saying, Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.
And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
Having the glory of God, radiant as a brilliant light, resembling a very precious gem, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.
It had a wall great and high and it had twelve gates, with names inscribed thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.
On the east were three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
And he who talked with me had a measuring rod of golden reed to measure the city and its gates and its wall.
And the city was laid foursquare, the length the same as the breadth;
and he measured the city with the reed, twelve furlongs, twelve thousand paces.
And the length and breadth and the height were equal.
And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
And the wall was constructed of jasper;
and the city itself was pure gold, resembling clear glass.
And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones.
The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,
The fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolyte, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprasus, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.
And the twelve gates were adorned with twelve pearls, one for each of the gates, anti each gate was made of a single pearl;
and the great street of the city was of pure gold.
as it were transparent glass.
But I saw no temple therein, for the Lord Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
The city has no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it, for the glory of God brightens it and the Lamb is the lamp of it.
And the people who have been saved shall walk by that very light;
and the kings of the earth shall bring their own glory and the honor of the peoples into it.
And the gates of it shall not be barred by day, for there is no night there.
And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the peoples into it.
And there shall not enter into it anything which defiles nor he who works abominations and lies;
only those shall enter whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.