21 1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and
the first earth are passed away; and the sea is no more.
2And I saw the
holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven of God, made ready as a
bride adorned for her husband.
3And I heard a great voice out of the
throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell
with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them,
and be their God:
4and he shall wipe away every tear from their
eyes; and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor
crying, nor pain, any more: the first things are passed away.
that sitteth on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he saith,
Write: for these words are faithful and true.
6And he said unto me, They
are come to pass. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I
will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life
7He that overcometh shall inherit these things; and I will be his
God, and he shall be my son.
8But for the fearful, and unbelieving, and
abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and
all liars, their part shall be in the lake that burneth with fire and
brimstone; which is the second death.
9And there came one of the seven
angels who had the seven bowls, who were laden with the seven last plagues;
and he spake with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the
wife of the Lamb.
10And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain
great and high, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out of
heaven from God,
11having the glory of God: her light was like unto a
stone most precious, as it were a jasper stone, clear as crystal:
12having a wall great and high; having twelve gates, and at the gates
twelve angels; and names written thereon, which are the names of the
twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13on the east were three gates;
and on the north three gates; and on the south three gates; and on the west
14And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on
them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15And he that spake
with me had for a measure a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates
thereof, and the wall thereof.
16And the city lieth foursquare, and the
length thereof is as great as the breadth: and he measured the city with the
reed, twelve thousand furlongs: the length and the breadth and the height
thereof are equal.
17And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred and
forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of
18And the building of the wall thereof was jasper: and the city
was pure gold, like unto pure glass.
19The foundations of the wall of the
city were adorned with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation
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 several gates was of one pearl: and the street of the
city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22And I saw no temple
therein: for the Lord God the Almighty, and the Lamb, are the temple thereof.
23And the city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine
upon it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp thereof is
24And the nations shall walk amidst the light thereof: and the
kings of the earth bring their glory into it.
25And the gates thereof
shall in no wise be shut by day (for there shall be no night there):
26and they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it:
27and there shall in no wise enter into it anything unclean, or he that
maketh an abomination and a lie: but only they that are written in the Lamb's
book of life.