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Revelation 21

1 And I saw [a] new heaven and [a] new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth departed, and the sea no longer is. 2 And I saw the new holy city Jerusalem descending out of heaven from God, prepared as [a] bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard [a] great voice from the throne saying: Behold the tent of God [is] with men, and he will tent with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no longer, for the first [things] have departed. 5 And the [one] having sat upon the throne said: Behold I make everything new. And he says: Write, for these words are trustworthy and true. 6 And he said to me: It is come to pass. I [am] the Alpha and the Omega1, the beginning and the end. To the [one] thirsting I myself will give [a] gift from the springs of the water of zoe-life2 . 7 The [one] overcoming will inherit these [things], and I will be God to him, and he will be son to me. 8 But to the timid3 and non-believing and abominable and murderers and fornicators and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars [will have] their part in the lake burning with fire and sulfur, which is the second death. 9 And one of the angels having the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came and spoke with me saying: Come! I will show you the bride, the wife of the lamb. 10 And he brought me in the spirit to [a] great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God, her radiance like [a] precious stone, like jasper, clean as crystal, 12 having [a] great and high wall, having twelve gates, and upon the gates twelve angels, and names inscribed, which are the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. 13 From the east [are] three gates, and from the north [are] three gates, and from the south [are] three gates, and from the west [are] three gates. 14 And the wall of the city [was] having twelve foundations, and upon them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the lamb. 15 And the [one] speaking with me had [a] golden measuring rod, in order that he measure the city and her gates and her wall. 16 And the city lay square, and her length [was] as great as [her] breadth. And he measured the city with [a] rod, twelve thousand stadiums4; her length and breadth and height are equal. 17 And he measures her wall, one hundred forty four cubits5, [according to the] measure of man, which is of [the] angel. 18 And the material of her wall is jasper, and the city [was] pure gold like pure crystal. 19 The foundations of the wall of the city [were] adorned with every precious stone, the first foundation jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates [are] twelve pearls, each one of the gates was from one pearl. And the street of the city [is] pure gold as transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple in her, for the Lord God almighty [is] her temple, and the lamb. 23 And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon, in order that they shine on her, for the glory of God illumined her, and her lamp [is] the lamb. 24 And the nations walk through her light, and the kings of the land bring their glory into her, 25 and her gates will not be shut by day, for there will be no night there. 26 And they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into her. 27 And there shall not enter into her any common and the [one] doing abomination and falsehood, except those written in the scroll of zoe-life2 of the lamb.

1Alpha: the first letter of the Greek alphabet, Omega the last. "I [am] the A and Z"

2from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

3or "cowardly"

4approx 1300 miles (1 stade = 607 ft).

5about 150 feet (1 cubit equals approximately 18 inches)