And I saw (A)the holy city, (B)new Jerusalem, (C)coming down out of heaven from God, (D)prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, (E)the tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will (F)dwell among them, and they shall be His [a]people, and God Himself will be among them[b], and He will (G)wipe away every tear from their eyes; and (H)there will no longer be any death; (I)there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; (J)the first things have passed away.”

And (K)He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am (L)making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for (M)these words are faithful and true.” Then He said to me, “[c](N)It is done. I am the (O)Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. (P)I will give water to the one who thirsts from the spring of the (Q)water of life, without cost. (R)The one who overcomes will inherit these things, and (S)I will be his God and he will be My son. (T)But for the cowardly, and [d]unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and sexually immoral persons, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part will be in (U)the lake that burns with fire and [e]brimstone, which is the (V)second death.”

(W)Then one of the seven angels who had the (X)seven bowls, [f]full of the (Y)seven last plagues, came and spoke with me, saying, “(Z)Come here, I will show you the (AA)bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

The New Jerusalem

10 And (AB)he carried me away [g](AC)in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me (AD)the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having (AE)the glory of God. Her [h]brilliance was like a very valuable stone, like a (AF)stone of (AG)crystal-clear jasper. 12 [i]It had a great and high wall, [j](AH)with twelve (AI)gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on the gates, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. 13 There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. 14 And the wall of the city had (AJ)twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the (AK)twelve apostles of the Lamb.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 21:3 Lit peoples
  2. Revelation 21:3 One early ms adds, as their God
  3. Revelation 21:6 Lit They are
  4. Revelation 21:8 Or untrustworthy
  5. Revelation 21:8 I.e., burning sulfur
  6. Revelation 21:9 Lit who were full; i.e., (previously) loaded with
  7. Revelation 21:10 Or in spirit
  8. Revelation 21:11 Or radiance
  9. Revelation 21:12 Lit having
  10. Revelation 21:12 Lit having