And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea. And the holy city, a new Jerusalem, I saw them coming down from the heaven of God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice, coming from the throne, saying: Behold, the dwelling-place of God with men, and he will reside with them, and they shall be his people, and he, God himself, shall be with them. And he shall wipe away each tear from their eyes. And their shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away.
An he that sat upon the throne said: Behold, I make all things new. And he said: Write, for these words are true and faithful! And he said to me: It is done! I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give to him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be God to him, and he will be son to me. But the mockers, and the unfaithful, and the abominable and murderers, and the whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the sea, the burning sea of fire and sulphur, and this is the second death.
And there came to me one of the seven angels, which had the seven vials full of the seven plagues, the last ones, and he talked with me, saying: Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife! And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. Her splendor was like the most costly precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. She had a wall great and high, she had gates twelve, and at the gates angels twelve, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. Against rise three gates, against midnight three gates, against noon three gates and against evening three gates. And the wall of the city had foundation stones, twelve, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
And he that talked with me, had a golden reed, with which he should measure, the city and her gates, and her wall. And the city lies there square, and her length is as large as her breadth. And he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs, her length and her breadth and her height are equal. And he measured the wall, one hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. And the composition of her wall is of jasper, and of the city shining gold, shining as glass, and the foundation stones of the city wall were garnished with precious stones of all kinds. The first foundation stone is a jasper; the second, a sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth an emerald; the fifth, a sardonyx; the sixth, a canelian; the seventh, a chrysolite; the eighth, a beryl; the ninth a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates are twelve pearls, every separate gate was of one pearl, and the street of the city was shining gold, transparent as glass.
And I saw no temple in her, for God, the Lord, the Almighty ruler, is the temple, and the Lamb. And the city has no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in her, for the glory of God lightens her, and the Lamb is her light. And the peoples will walk in her light, and the kings of the earth do bring all their splendor into her. And her gates are never shut, for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring into her the splendor and valuables of the people. And never shall enter into her anything that defiles, neither who works abomination or lies, but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, shining as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of the street. And on either side of the river trees full of life, which bear fruits, twelve times, every month giving their fruit, and the leaves of these trees are for the healing of the peoples. And no banishment, no banishment by God will anymore occur.
And the throne of God and of the Lamb shall stay in her, and his servants shall serve him, and they shall see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads. And there shall be no night there, and they need no candle, neither light of the sun, for God, the Lord, shall give them light, and they shall be kings of his dominion from aeons to aeons.