Bible: Revelation 21:1-8

A New Heaven and a New Earth

21:1 Then 1  I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, 2  and the sea existed no more. 21:2 And I saw the holy city – the new Jerusalem – descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband. 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Look! The residence 3  of God is among human beings. 4  He 5  will live among them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them. 6  21:4 He 7  will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any more – or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.” 8 

21:5 And the one seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then 9  he said to me, “Write it down, 10  because these words are reliable 11  and true.” 21:6 He also said to me, “It is done! 12  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water 13  free of charge 14  from the spring of the water of life. 21:7 The one who conquers 15  will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 21:8 But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, 16  idol worshipers, 17  and all those who lie, their place 18  will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. 19  That 20  is the second death.”

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