The New Heaven and the New Earth

21 Then I saw (A)a new heaven and a new earth, for (B)the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw (C)the holy city, (D)new Jerusalem, (E)coming down out of heaven from God, (F)prepared (G)as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, (H)the dwelling place[a] of God is with man. He will (I)dwell with them, and they will be his people,[b] and God himself will be with them as their God.[c] (J)He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and (K)death shall be no more, (L)neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 21:3 Or tabernacle
  2. Revelation 21:3 Some manuscripts peoples
  3. Revelation 21:3 Some manuscripts omit as their God

22 And (A)I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city (B)has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for (C)the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light (D)will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth (E)will bring their glory into it, 25 and (F)its gates will never be shut by day—and (G)there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But (H)nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's (I)book of life.

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The River of Life

22 Then the angel[a] showed me (A)the river of (B)the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of (C)the street of the city; (D)also, on either side of the river, (E)the tree of life[b] with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were (F)for the healing of the nations. (G)No longer will there be anything accursed, but (H)the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and (I)his servants will worship him. (J)They will see his face, and (K)his name will be on their foreheads. And (L)night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp (M)or sun, for (N)the Lord God will be their light, and (O)they will reign forever and ever.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 22:1 Greek he
  2. Revelation 22:2 Or the Lamb. In the midst of the street of the city, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life

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