The Revelation of St John the Divine

Chapter 21

Those who overcome will be sons of God—The earth attains its celestial glory.

 And I saw a anew bheaven and a new cearth: for the first heaven and the first dearth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

 And I John saw the holy city, anew bJerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a cbride adorned for her husband.

 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will adwell with them, and they shall be his people, and bGod himself shall be with them, and be their God.

 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more adeath, neither bsorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more cpain: for the former things are passed away.

 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things anew. And he said unto me, bWrite: for these cwords are true and faithful.

 And he said unto me, It is done. aI am bAlpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the cwater of life freely.

 He that aovercometh shall binherit call things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my dson.

 But the fearful, and aunbelieving, and the abominable, and bmurderers, and cwhoremongers, and dsorcerers, and idolaters, and all eliars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the fsecond gdeath.

 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last aplagues, 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 amountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy bJerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

 11 Having the aglory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

 12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve agates, 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 in 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 thereof, and the wall thereof.

 16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the alength is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand bfurlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

 17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

 18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished 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 chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure agold, as it were transparent bglass.

 22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God aAlmighty and the Lamb are the btemple of it.

 23 And the city had no need of the asun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the bLamb is the clight thereof.

 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall awalk in the light of it: and the bkings of the cearth do bring their glory and honour into it.

 25 And the agates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that adefileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s bbook of life.