JMNT(i) 1 And I saw a new (new in nature; different from the usual; better than the old; superior in value and attraction -- Kittel; new in quality -- Vincent; Wuest) heaven and a new [ibid.] Land (earth), for the first (former; preceding; earlier -- Kittel) heaven and the first (former, preceding) Land (earth) went away (pass away), and the sea does not exist any longer. 2 And I saw the set-apart (holy) city, a new [ibid. vs.1] Jerusalem, continually (progressively) descending from out of the heaven, from God, being prepared (having been made ready) as a bride, being arranged (having been set in order; adorned; decorated -- fr. ???s: a system; a world) for (by) her man (husband; a male person of full age and stature). 3 And I heard a great voice from out of the throne [other MSS: heaven] saying, “Consider! Gods tent (the Tabernacle of God) [is] with mankind (men), and He will live in a tent (dwell in a Tabernacle) with them, and they will be (will exist being) His people, and God Himself will be with them [some MSS +: their God]. 4 And He will anoint (smear; wipe away) every tear from their eyes. And Death will no longer exist (or: the death shall be no more) -- neither will mourning (sadness; grief), nor an outcry, nor hard work (painful toil; misery) exist any longer (it will be no more), because the FIRST THINGS went (passed) away.” 5 And the One (He who is) continuously sitting upon the throne said, “Consider this! I am continuously making (or: I am repeatedly creating) ALL THINGS (everything) NEW [see new, vs. 1].” And He is saying [to me], “Write, because these words are faithful ones (ones full of faith) and true ones.” 6 And He said to me, “They have come into being (been born; come to be) and stand accomplished (are produced) [Concordant Gr. Text reads, w/Sinaiticus: I have become (been born)!; Griesbach reads??? : It has been done; Rotherham simply says: Accomplished; Barclay, Young, Beck, NASB, NKJV, Amplified all read w/Griesbach; Weymouth, Williams, Wuest, Robertson & Vincent read w/the Nestle-Aland & Metzger Text, (3rd. per. pl.)]. I am the Alpha and the Omega: The Beginning (Origin) and The End (The Goal; Consummation). “To him who is continuously thirsty, I will give from out of the spring (fountain) of the Water of the Life, as an undeserved (free) gift (or: I will freely give...). 7 “The one habitually overcoming will inherit (acquire by lot) these things, and I will be a God for him (in him; to him) and he will be a son [Griesbach reads: the son] for Me (in Me; to Me). 8 “But for the timid (cowardly) ones and for faithless ones (unbelieving ones) and for abominable ones (detestable ones) and for murderers, and for prostitutes and for sorcerers (enchanters; users of drugs) and for idolaters and for all the liars (the false ones): their portion [of the inheritance?] [is] within the lake continuously burning with Fire and Deity, which is the Second Death.” 9 And one of the seven agents -- the ones holding (having) the seven shallow bowls: the ones being continuously full (brimming) of the seven plagues -- came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here! I will show you the Bride, the Wife of the little Lamb.” 10 And he carried (carries) me away, in spirit, upon a great and high mountain, and showed (points out to) me the set-apart (holy) city, Jerusalem, progressively (habitually) descending out of the heaven, from God -- 11 continuously having (holding; Weymouth reads: bringing with it) the glory of God (God’s glory; God’s reputation), her illuminator (that which gives her light; the cause of her light) -- like a most precious stone, as a jasper stone being continuously crystal-clear, 12 continuously having a great and high wall, having twelve gates, and upon the gates twelve agents, and names [Sinaiticus adds: of them] having been inscribed (engraved; imprinted) upon [them], which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel: 13 from the east (a rising) three gates; from the north three gates; from the south three gates; from the west (a sinking) three gates. 14 And the wall of the city continuously has twelve foundations, and upon them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the little Lamb. 15 And he who is speaking with me was holding and continues having a measure, a golden reed, so that he may measure the city -- even her gates and her walls. 16 And the city is lying (or: is continually being laid) square (four-angled; four-cornered), and her length [is] even as much as the width. And he measured (measures) the city with the reed upon twelve thousand race-courses (stadiums; fixed standards of measure): her length and width and height are equal. 17 And he measured her wall: one hundred forty four cubits -- (a) mans measure, which is an agents [measure]. 18 And that which was built within her wall is jasper, and the city [is] pure (clear; clean; cleansed) gold like pure (clear, clean) crystal (glass), 19 and the foundations of the wall of the city are ones having been set in order (made a system, a world; adorned) with every precious stone. The first foundation: jasper; the second, sapphire (or: lapis lazuli); the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonys; the sixth, sardius (or: carnelian); the seventh, chrysolite (or: topaz); the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz (or: peridot); the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, hyacinth (jacinth); the twelfth, amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates [are] twelve pearls -- each one of the several gates was [made] out of one pearl. And the broad place (street; plaza; square) of the city [is] pure (clean, clear; cleansed) gold, as a translucent crystal (transparent glass). 22 And I did not see an inner sanctuary [= the holy place, or places, of the Temple] within her, for the LORD [=Yahweh], Almighty (All-Strong) God, even the little Lamb, is her inner sanctuary (lit.: dwelling place). 23 And the City continually has no need of the sun nor of the moon, to the end that they may (should) continually shine for her, for the Glory of God illuminates (enlightens; gives light to) her, and her lamp [is] the little Lamb. 24 And the multitudes (nations; Gentiles; ethnic groups) will walk about [i.e., live their lives] by means of her LIGHT. And the kings of the Land (earth) continually carry (bring; bear) their glory [Codex Vat. +: and honor] into her. 25 And her gates shall by no means be closed (locked) [by] day, for night will not be in that place (or: for there will not be night there). 26 And they will carry (bring) the glory and the honor of the multitudes (nations; Gentiles; ethnic groups) into her. 27 And under no circumstances may anything common (profane; ceremonially unclean) -- even the one continuously making an abomination and a lie -- enter into her, except the ones having been written (being engraved) within the scroll of “The Life of the little Lamb” (or: the little Lamb’s scroll of “The Life”).