JOHN THE DIVINE*
Revelation 21 ©
1 John sees a new heaven and a new earth. 2 With the new Jerusalem adorned as the Bride of Christ. 3 He hears a voice from heaven, whereby God promises that He will be their God, wipe away all tears from their eyes, and will give them the inheritance of all things. 8 But threatens that the fearful and other impenitent sinners shall have their portion in the lake of fire. 9 One of the angels of those seven vials carries John up into an high mountain, and shows him more clearly the entire form of the new Jerusalem. 11 Her glory. 12 Her wall with twelve gates, according to the names of the children of Israel. 14 Her twelve foundations, according to the names of the twelve apostles. 16 Her length and breadth. 18 Her materials of gold. 19 Her twelve foundations of twelve precious stones. 21 Her gates of twelve pearls. 22 Her temple, God Himself and the Lamb. 23 God’s glory instead of sun and moon. 24 Her inhabitants, all blessed people, yea even the blessed kings. 25 Her gates always open. 27 But no man, who commits uncleanness, enters into it.
ANDa1I saw 2a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were 3passed away; and there was no more 4sea.
And I John saw theb holy city, 5new Jerusalem, 6coming down from God out of heaven, 7prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold,c8the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be 9their God.
Andd God shall wipe away 10all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more 11death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more 12pain: for 13the former things are passed away.
Ande he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, If make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words areg true and faithful.
And he said unto me, Ith is 14done. 15Ii am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. 16Ij will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life 17freely.
He that overcometh shall inherit 18all things; andk I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
But 19thel fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and 20sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake whichm burneth with fire and brimstone: which is 21the second death.
And there came unto me 22one of the seven angels whichn had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, 23I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
And he carried me away 24ino the spirit to a great and 25high mountain, and shewed me thatp great city, the holy Jerusalem, 26descending out of heaven from God,
Having 27the glory of God: and her 28light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone,q clear as crystal;
And had 29a wall great and high, and had 30twelve gates, and at the gates 31twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve 32tribes of the children of Israel:
33On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
Andr the wall of the city had 34twelve foundations, and in them 35the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
And he that talked with me hads36a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
And the city lieth 37foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, 38twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
And he measured 39the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four 40cubits, 41according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like 42unto clear glass.
And 43the 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;
The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius;t the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth;u the twelfth, an amethyst.
And 44the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and 45the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
And I saw 46no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and 47the Lamb are the temple of it.
Andv the city 48had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, andw the Lamb is the light thereof.
Andx the nations of them which are saved shall walk 49in the light of it: and 50the kings of the earth 51do bring their glory and honour into it.
52Andy the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: forz there shall be no night there.
And they shall bring the glory and 53honour of the nations into it.
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that 54defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written inaa55the Lamb’s book of life.