REVELATION 21 NIV – A New Heaven and a New Earth – Then I

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A New Heaven and a New Earth

21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”a]”>[a]A)”>(A) for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,B)”>(B) and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City,C)”>(C) the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,D)”>(D) prepared as a brideE)”>(E) beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them.F)”>(F) They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.G)”>(G) 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes.H)”>(H) There will be no more death’b]”>[b]I)”>(I) or mourning or crying or pain,J)”>(J) for the old order of things has passed away.”K)”>(K)

5 He who was seated on the throneL)”>(L) said, “I am making everything new!”M)”>(M) Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”N)”>(N)

6 He said to me: “It is done.O)”>(O) I am the Alpha and the Omega,P)”>(P) the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without costQ)”>(Q) from the spring of the water of life.R)”>(R) 7 Those who are victoriousS)”>(S) will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.T)”>(T) 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liarsU)”>(U)—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur.V)”>(V) This is the second death.”W)”>(W)

The New Jerusalem, the Bride of the Lamb

9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plaguesX)”>(X) came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride,Y)”>(Y) the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me awayZ)”>(Z) in the SpiritAA)”>(AA) to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.AB)”>(AB) 11 It shone with the glory of God,AC)”>(AC) and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper,AD)”>(AD) clear as crystal.AE)”>(AE) 12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates,AF)”>(AF) and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.AG)”>(AG) 13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations,AH)”>(AH) and on them were the names of the twelve apostlesAI)”>(AI) of the Lamb.

15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rodAJ)”>(AJ) of gold to measure the city, its gatesAK)”>(AK) and its walls. 16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadiac]”>[c] in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17 The angel measured the wall using humanAL)”>(AL) measurement, and it was 144 cubitsd]”>[d] thick.e]”>[e] 18 The wall was made of jasper,AM)”>(AM) and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.AN)”>(AN) 19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.AO)”>(AO) The first foundation was jasper,AP)”>(AP) the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby,AQ)”>(AQ) the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.f]”>[f] 21 The twelve gatesAR)”>(AR) were twelve pearls,AS)”>(AS) each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.AT)”>(AT)

22 I did not see a templeAU)”>(AU) in the city, because the Lord God AlmightyAV)”>(AV) and the LambAW)”>(AW) are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of GodAX)”>(AX) gives it light,AY)”>(AY) and the LambAZ)”>(AZ) is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.BA)”>(BA) 25 On no day will its gatesBB)”>(BB) ever be shut,BC)”>(BC) for there will be no night there.BD)”>(BD) 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.BE)”>(BE) 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful,BF)”>(BF) but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.BG)”>(BG)

Cross references

  1. Revelation 21:1 : S 2Pe 3:13
  2. Revelation 21:1 : S Rev 6:14
  3. Revelation 21:2 : ver 10; Ne 11:18; Isa 52:1; Rev 11:2; 22:19
  4. Revelation 21:2 : ver 10; Heb 11:10; 12:22; Rev 3:12
  5. Revelation 21:2 : S Rev 19:7
  6. Revelation 21:3 : Ex 25:8; 2Ch 6:18; Eze 48:35; Zec 2:10
  7. Revelation 21:3 : S 2Co 6:16
  8. Revelation 21:4 : S Rev 7:17
  9. Revelation 21:4 : Isa 25:8; 1Co 15:26; Rev 20:14
  10. Revelation 21:4 : Isa 35:10; 65:19
  11. Revelation 21:4 : S 2Co 5:17
  12. Revelation 21:5 : Rev 4:9; 20:11
  13. Revelation 21:5 : ver 4
  14. Revelation 21:5 : Rev 19:9; 22:6
  15. Revelation 21:6 : Rev 16:17
  16. Revelation 21:6 : Rev 1:8; 22:13
  17. Revelation 21:6 : Isa 55:1
  18. Revelation 21:6 : S Jn 4:10
  19. Revelation 21:7 : S Jn 16:33
  20. Revelation 21:7 : ver 3; 2Sa 7:14; 2Co 6:16; S Ro 8:14
  21. Revelation 21:8 : ver 27; Ps 5:6; 1Co 6:9; Heb 12:14; Rev 22:15
  22. Revelation 21:8 : S Rev 9:17
  23. Revelation 21:8 : S Rev 2:11
  24. Revelation 21:9 : S Rev 15:1, 6, 7
  25. Revelation 21:9 : S Rev 19:7
  26. Revelation 21:10 : Eze 40:2; Rev 17:3
  27. Revelation 21:10 : S Rev 1:10
  28. Revelation 21:10 : S ver 2
  29. Revelation 21:11 : ver 23; Isa 60:1, 2; Eze 43:2; Rev 15:8; 22:5
  30. Revelation 21:11 : ver 18, 19; Rev 4:3
  31. Revelation 21:11 : Rev 4:6
  32. Revelation 21:12 : ver 15, 21, 25; Rev 22:14
  33. Revelation 21:12 : Eze 48:30-34
  34. Revelation 21:14 : S Eph 2:20; Heb 11:10
  35. Revelation 21:14 : Ac 1:26; Eph 2:20
  36. Revelation 21:15 : Eze 40:3; Rev 11:1
  37. Revelation 21:15 : S ver 12
  38. Revelation 21:17 : Rev 13:18
  39. Revelation 21:18 : S ver 11
  40. Revelation 21:18 : ver 21
  41. Revelation 21:19 : Ex 28:17-20; Isa 54:11, 12; Eze 28:13
  42. Revelation 21:19 : S ver 11
  43. Revelation 21:20 : Rev 4:3
  44. Revelation 21:21 : S ver 12
  45. Revelation 21:21 : Isa 54:12
  46. Revelation 21:21 : ver 18
  47. Revelation 21:22 : Jn 4:21, 23
  48. Revelation 21:22 : S Rev 1:8
  49. Revelation 21:22 : S Rev 5:6
  50. Revelation 21:23 : S ver 11
  51. Revelation 21:23 : Isa 24:23; 60:19, 20; Rev 22:5
  52. Revelation 21:23 : S Rev 5:6
  53. Revelation 21:24 : ver 26; Isa 60:3, 5
  54. Revelation 21:25 : S ver 12
  55. Revelation 21:25 : Isa 60:11
  56. Revelation 21:25 : Zec 14:7; Rev 22:5
  57. Revelation 21:26 : ver 24
  58. Revelation 21:27 : Isa 52:1; Joel 3:17; Rev 22:14, 15
  59. Revelation 21:27 : S Rev 20:12

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