CLV(i) 1 And I perceived a new heaven and a new earth, for the former heaven and the former earth pass away, and the sea is no more." 2 I perceived the holy city, new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband." 3 And I hear a loud voice out of the throne saying, "Lo! the tabernacle of God is with mankind, and He will be tabernacling with them, and they will be His peoples, and God Himself will be with them." 4 And He will be brushing away every tear from their eyes. And death will be no more, nor mourning, nor clamor, nor misery; they will be no more, for the former things passed away." 5 And He Who is sitting on the throne said, "Lo! New am I making all!And He is saying, "Write, for these sayings are faithful and true." 6 And He said to me, "I have become the Alpha and the Omega, the Origin and the Consummation. To him who is thirsting I shall be giving of the spring of the water of life gratuitously." 7 He who is conquering shall be enjoying this allotment, and I shall be a God to him and he shall be a son to Me." 8 Yet the timid, and unbelievers, and the abominable, and murderers, and paramours, and enchanters, and idolaters, and all the false-their part is in the lake burning with fire and sulphur, which is the second death." 9 And one of the seven messengers who have the seven bowls brimming with the last seven calamities came, and he speaks with me, saying, "Hither! I shall be showing you the bride, the wife of the Lambkin." 10 And he carries me away, in spirit, on a mountain, huge and high, and shows me the holy city, Jerusalem, as it is descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory from God. Her luminosity is like a stone most precious, as a crystalline jasper gem, 12 having a wall, huge and high, having twelve portals, and at the portals twelve messengers, and their names inscribed, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel." 13 From the east are three portals, and from the north three portals, and from the south three portals, and from the west three portals." 14 And the wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lambkin." 15 And he who is speaking with me had a measure, a golden reed, that he should be measuring the city, and its portals, and its wall." 16 And the city is lying four square: and its length is as much as the breadth. And he measures the city with the reed to twelve thousand stadia. Its length and breadth and height are equal. 17 And he measures its wall of a hundred forty-four cubits of a human measure, which is that of the messenger." 18 And the building material in its wall is jasper, and the city is clear gold, like clear glass." 19 The foundations of the wall of the city are adorned with every precious stone, the first foundation with jasper, the second lapis lazuli, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh topaz, the eighth beryl, the ninth peridot, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh amethyst, the twelfth garnet." 21 And the twelve portals are twelve pearls. Each one of the portals was respectively of one pearl. And the square of the city is gold, clear as translucent glass." 22 And a temple I did not perceive in it, for the Lord God Almighty is its temple, and the Lambkin." 23 And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon, that they should be appearing in it, for the glory of God illuminates it, and its lamp is the Lambkin." 24 And the nations shall be walking by means of its light, and the kings of the earth are carrying their glory into it." 25 And its portals should under no circumstances be locked by day; for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall be carrying the glory and the honor of the nations into it, 27 and under no circumstances may anything contaminating, or one who is making an abomination and a lie be entering into it, except those written in the Lambkin's scroll of life."