New Matthew Bible
In this chapter is described the new and spiritual Jerusalem.
21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth were vanished away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I, John, saw that holy city, new Jerusalem, come down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride made beautiful for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them. And they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. And there will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; neither will there be any more pain. For the former things are gone. 5 And he that sat upon the seat said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said to me, Write, for these words are faithful and true.
6 And he said to me, It is done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to him who is a-thirst of the well of the water of life, free. 7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be my child. 8 But the fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, will have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
9 And one of the seven angels that had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife. 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and a high mountain, and he showed me the great city, holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the brightness of God. And her brilliance was like a stone most precious, even a jasper clear as crystal. 12 And she had walls great and high, and had 12 gates, and at the gates 12 angels, and names written which are the names of the 12 tribes of Israel. 13 On the east side were three gates, and on the north side three gates, and on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had 12 foundations, and in them the names of the Lamb’s 12 apostles.
15 And he who talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city with, and its gates and its wall. 16 And the city was built four-square, and the length was the same as the breadth of it. And he measured the city with the reed: 12,000 furlongs, and the length and the breadth and the height of it were equal. 17 And he measured its wall: 144 cubits according to the measure of a man, which the angel had.
18 And its wall was constructed of jasper. And the city was pure gold like clear glass, 19 and the 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 a chalcedony, the fourth an emerald, 20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth a topaz, the tenth a chrysoprase, the eleventh a jacinth, the twelfth an amethyst.
21 The 12 gates were 12 pearls; every gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, as though shining glass. 22 And there was no temple in it, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to give it light, because the brightness of God did light it, and the Lamb was the light of it. 24 And the people who are saved will walk in the light of it, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory to it. 25 And its gates are not shut daily, 26 because there will be no night there. 27 And there shall enter into it no unclean thing, neither whatsoever works abomination or makes lies, but only they who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.