1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away: and there was no more sea. 2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride, adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, Behold the tabernacle of God with men, and he will dwell with them; and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them and be their God. 4 And he shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall sorrow, or crying, or pain, be any more; because the former things are gone away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold I make all things new. And he saith to me, Write: these sayings 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 thirsteth of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh 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 whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
9 And there came one of the seven angels that had the seven phials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me the holy city Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 Having the glory of God: her window was like the most precious stone, like a jasper stone, 12 clear as crystal, Having a wall great and high, having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and the names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: On the east three gates, 13 and on the north three gates, and on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the walls of the city had twelve foundations, and upon them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a measure, a golden reed, to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the walls thereof. 16 And the city lyeth four-square, and the length is as large as the breadth. And he measured the city with the reed twelve thousand furlongs: the length, and the breadth, and the height of it, are equal. 17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred forty-four reeds, the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. 18 And the building of the wall thereof 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 all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was a jasper, the second a sapphire, 20 the third a chalcedony, the fourth an emerald, The fifth a sardonyx, the sixth a sardius, the seventh a chrysolite, the eighth a beryl, the ninth a topaz, the tenth a chrysophrase, the eleventh a jacinth, the twelfth an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein; for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine on it; for the glory of God hath inlightened it, and the Lamb is the lamp thereof. 24 And the nations shall walk by the light thereof; and the kings of the earth bring their glory into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut by day: and there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honour of the nations into it. 27 But there shall in no wise enter into it any thing common, or that worketh abomination, or maketh a lie, but they who are written in the Lamb's book of life.