And he said to me, (A)“It is done! (B)I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. (C)To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. (D)The one who conquers will have this heritage, and (E)I will be his God and (F)he will be my son. (G)But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, (H)their portion will be in (I)the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is (J)the second death.”

The New Jerusalem

Then came (K)one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of (L)the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you (M)the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And (N)he carried me away in the Spirit to (O)a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 (P)having the glory of God, (Q)its radiance (R)like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall, (S)with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— 13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve (T)foundations, and (U)on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 And the one who spoke with me (V)had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls. 16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia.[a] Its length and width and height are equal. 17 He also measured its wall, 144 cubits[b] by (W)human measurement, which is also (X)an angel's measurement. 18 The wall was built of (Y)jasper, while the city was pure gold, like (Z)clear glass.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 21:16 About 1,380 miles; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters
  2. Revelation 21:17 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters

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