1 Then I saw the new heaven and the new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away; and the sea is no more. 2 And I saw the holy City, the new Jerusalem, descending from God out of heaven, all ready like a bride arrayed for her husband.
3 And I heard a loud voice out of the throne, crying, "Lo, God's dwelling-place is with men, with men will he dwell; they shall be his people, and God will himself be with them: 4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more ??no more wailing or crying or pain, for the first things have passed away."
5 Then he who was seated on the throne said, "Lo, I make all things new." And he said, "Write this: 'these words are trustworthy and genuine.'" 6 Then he said, "All is over! I am the alpha and the omega, the First and the Last. I will let the thirsty drink of the fountain of the water of Life without price. 7 The conqueror shall obtain this, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son; 8 but as for the craven, the faithless, the abominable, as for murderers, the immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and liars of all kinds ??their lot is the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
9 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues; and he spoke to me thus, "Come, and I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb." 10 So he carried me off, rapt in the Spirit, to a huge, high mountain, where he showed me the City, the holy Jerusalem, descending from God out of heaven, 11 with the glory of God. The sheen of it resembled some rare jewel like jasper, clear as crystal; 12 it has a huge, high wall with twelve gates, twelve angels at the twelve gates, and names inscribed thereon which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel, 13 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 has twelve foundation-stones, bearing the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 He who talked to me had a golden wand by way of a measuring-rod, to measure the City and its gates and wall; 16 the City lies foursquare, the length the same as the breadth, and he measured fifteen hundred miles with his rod for the City, for its breadth and length and height alike; 17 he made the measure of the wall seventy-two yards, by human, that is, by angelic reckoning. 18 The material of the wall is jasper, but the City is made of pure gold, transparent like glass.
19 The foundation-stones of the city-wall are adorned with all sorts of precious stones, the first foundation-stone being of jasper, the second of sapphire, the third of agate, the fourth of emerald, 20 the fifth of onyx, the sixth of sardius, the seventh of chrysolite, the eighth of beryl, the ninth of topaz, the tenth of chrysoprase, the eleventh of jacinth, the twelfth of amethyst.
21 The twelve gates are twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl; and the streets of the City are pure gold, clear as crystal.
22 But I saw no temple in the City, for its temple is the Lord God almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the City needs no sun or moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God illumines it, and the Lamb lights it up. 24 By its light will the nations walk; and into it will the kings of earth bring their glories 25 (the gates of it will never be shut by day, and night there shall be none), 26 they will bring to it the glories and treasures of the nations. 27 Nothing profane, none who practises abomination or falsehood shall enter, but those alone whose names are written in the Lamb's book of Life.