Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the
seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, "Come
here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb."
The New Jerusalem
And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain,
and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven
11 having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly
stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper.
12 It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the
gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are
the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.
13 There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north
and three gates on the south and three gates on the west.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and
on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure
the city, and its gates and its wall.
16 The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great
as the width; and he measured the city with the rod, fifteen hundred
miles; its length and width and height are equal.
17 And he measured its wall, seventy-two yards, according to human
measurements, which are also angelic measurements.
18 The material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure
gold, like clear glass.
19 The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every
kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was 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 were twelve pearls; each one of the gates
was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold,
like transparent glass.
22 I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the
Lamb are its temple.
23 And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine
on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is
24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth
will bring their glory into it.
25 In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates
will never be closed;
26 and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations
27 and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and
lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are
written in the Lamb's book of life.