Text: REVELATION 21:1-27
Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away; And there was no more sea.
2 And I, John saw the holy city, 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 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; there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things have passed away."
5 And He that sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful."
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 is thirsty of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God and he shall be My son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
9 And there came to me one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues, and he talked with me, saying, "Come here, I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife."
10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God; and her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.
12 And it had a wall, great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.
13 On the east, three gates; on the north, three gates; on the south, three gates; and on the west, three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates of it, and the wall of it.
16 The city lies foursquare; and the length is as great as the breadth. And he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand stadia. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, one hundred forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was 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, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every one of the gates was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
23 And the city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.
24 And the nations of those who are saved will walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day; indeed, 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 anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only they which are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.