1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven
and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone.
2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from
God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
3 I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s
home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they
will be his people. God himself will be with them. 4 He will wipe
every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or
sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
5 And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making
everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this
down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” 6 And
he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the
Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely
from the springs of the water of life. 7 All who are victorious
will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and
they will be my children.
8 “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the
immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all
liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur.
This is the second death...22 I saw no temple in the city, for
the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 And the
city has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God illuminates
the city, and the Lamb is its light. 24 The nations will walk
in its light, and the kings of the world will enter the city in
all their glory. 25 Its gates will never be closed at the end
of day because there is no night there. 26 And all the nations
will bring their glory and honor into the city. 27 Nothing evil
will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry
and dishonesty—but only those whose names are written in
the Lamb’s Book of Life.
LOVES YOU SO MUCH HE DIED FOR YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED, AND WAS RAISED
FROM THE DEAD!
1:4…Grace and peace to you from the one who is, who
always was, and who is still to come; from the sevenfold Spirit
before his throne; 5 and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness
to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler
of all the kings of the world.
All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by
shedding his blood for us. 6 He has made us a Kingdom of priests
for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever!
7 Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven.
And everyone will see him—
even those who pierced him.
And all the nations of the world
will mourn for him.
8 “I am the Alpha
and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord
God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still
to come—the Almighty One.”