1 And I saw a new heaven and new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will tabernacle with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them, their God, 4 and he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, nor shall lamentation nor crying nor pain be any more, for the former things have passed away.
5 And he that sits on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said, Write that these words are faithful and true. 6 And he said to me, It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to him that thirsts of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that conquers shall inherit these things, and I will be to him a God and he shall be to me a son. 8 But the fearful and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and fornicators and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.
9 And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the last seven plagues came, and spoke with me, saying, Come, I will show you the wife, the bride of the Lamb. 10 And he bore me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the city, the holy Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God; its luminary was like the most precious stone, like a crystalline jasper. 12 It had a great and high wall, it had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names inscribed, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. 13 On the east were three gates, and on the north three gates, and on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that spoke with me had a golden measuring rod, to measure the city and its gates and its wall. 16 And the city was square, and its length equal to its breadth. And he measured the city with the rod, twelve thousand stadia [1372 English miles]; and the length and breadth and height of it are equal. 17 And he measured its wall, a hundred and forty-four cubits, the measure of a man, which was of the angel. 18 And the building of its wall was jasper, and the city was of pure gold like clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every precious stone; the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardine stone, the seventh chrysolyte, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh hyacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each of the gates was of one pearl. And the street of the city was of pure gold, transparent as glass.
22 And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty is its temple, and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to give a light to it; for the glory of God lights it, and its light the Lamb. 24 And the nations shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory to it, 25 and its gates shall not be shut by day,??or there shall be no night there,??26 and they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. 27 And there shall not enter into it any thing that is defiled, nor any one that commits an abomination and falsehood, but those enrolled in the Lamb's book of life.