1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had
passed away. Also there was no more sea.
2 And I, John, 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 dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be
with them and be their God.
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor
sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
5 And He who sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He says to
me, Write, for these Words are true and faithful.
6 And He said to me, It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending. I will give of the fountain of the Water of Life freely to him who thirsts.
7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My
8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, prostitutes, sorcerers,
idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and
brimstone, which is the second death.
9 And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last
plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, Come, I will show you the bride, the
10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the Holy Jerusalem, descending out of Heaven from God,
11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone,
clear as crystal.
12 And having a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates,
and names written on them, which are of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three
gates on the west.
14 Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the
twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its
16 And the city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he
measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height
17 And he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the
measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like pure
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious
stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the
20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth
topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And
the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple in it, 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
illuminated it; and the Lamb is its light.
24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the
earth bring their glory and honor into it.
25 And its gates shall not be shut at all by day, because there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.
27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or produces an abomination
or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.