12. The New Heaven and the New Earth
a. The First Heaven and the First Earth
Having Passed Away and the Sea Being No More
1 And I saw a 1anew heaven and a new earth; for the 2bfirst heaven and the first earth passed away, and the 3sea is no more.
b. New Jerusalem
Coming Down to
the New Earth
2 And I saw the aholy city, 1bNew Jerusalem, 2coming down out of heaven from God, cprepared as a 3dbride adorned for her ehusband.
c. The Peoples on the New Earth
3 And I heard a aloud voice out of the throne, saying, Behold, the 1btabernacle of God is with men, and He will ctabernacle with them, and dthey will be His peoples, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.
4 And He will 1awipe away every tear from their eyes; and 2bdeath will be no more, nor will there be csorrow or crying or pain anymore; for the 3dformer things have passed away.
d. The Sons of God in Eternity
5 And He awho sits on the throne said, Behold, I make all things bnew. And He said, Write, for these words are cfaithful and true.
6 And He said to me, 1They have come to pass. I am the aAlpha and the Omega, the bBeginning and the End. I will give to him who cthirsts from the dspring of the ewater of life freely.
7 He who 1aovercomes will inherit these things, and bI will be God to him, and he will be a 2cson to Me.
e. The Perished in the Lake of Fire
8 But the cowardly and unbelieving and aabominable and murderers and bfornicators and sorcerers and idolaters and all the 1false, their part will be in the 2clake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the dsecond death.
13. New Jerusalem
a. The Bride, the Wife of the Lamb
9 And 1one of the aseven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, bCome here; I will show you the 2cbride, the dwife of the Lamb.
b. The Holy City
10 And he acarried me away bin spirit onto a 1great and high mountain and showed me the choly city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
c. Her Glory and Appearance
11 Having the 1aglory of God. Her 2blight was like a most 3cprecious stone, like a 4djasper stone, as clear as ecrystal.
d. Her Structure and Measurement
12 It had a 1great and high awall and had 2btwelve cgates, and at the gates twelve 3angels, and names inscribed, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of 4Israel:
13 On the 1east three gates, and on the 1north three gates, and on the 1south three gates, and on the 1west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve 1afoundations, and on them the twelve names of the btwelve 2apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he who spoke with me had a 1golden reed as a measure that he might ameasure the city and its gates and its wall.
16 And the city lies 1asquare, and its length is as great as the breadth. And he measured the city with the reed to a length of 2twelve thousand 3stadia; the 4length and the breadth and the height of it are bequal.
17 And he measured its wall, a 1hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a 2man, that is, of an 2aangel.
18 And the building work of its wall was 1ajasper; and the city was 2pure 3bgold, like 4clear glass.
19 The 1afoundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every bprecious stone: the first foundation was 2jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
20 The fifth, asardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
21 And the atwelve gates were twelve 1bpearls; each one of the gates was, respectively, of 2one pearl. And the 3street of the city was pure cgold, like 4transparent glass.
e. The Enlarged Temple
22 And I saw 1no 2atemple in it, for the bLord God the Almighty and the cLamb are its 2dtemple.
f. Her Light and Lamp
23 And the city has 1ano need of the sun or of the moon that they should shine in it, for the bglory of God illumined it, and its 2clamp is the Lamb.
g. The Nations around Her
24 And the 1anations will walk by its 2light; and the 3bkings of the earth bring their 4glory into it.
25 And its gates shall by 1ano means be shut by day, for there will be no 2bnight there.
26 And they will bring the 1aglory and the 2honor of the nations into it.
27 And anything acommon and he who makes an babomination and a clie shall by no means denter into it, but only 1those who are ewritten in the Lamb's 2book of life.