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4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain for the former things are passed 5 away. And he that sat upon the throne said,

Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and 6 faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst, of the foun7 tain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his 8 God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful,

and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

SECTION II.

The Descent of the New Jerusalem.

The Bridegroom having made his appearance, the saints revive, are caught up to meet him in the air, and descend to reign on the earth: "for thou wast slain and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every kindred and tongue, and people, and nation, and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." Rev. v. 9, 10.

9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come

hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's 10 wife. And he carried me away in the Spirit, to

a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of 11 heaven from God, having the glory of God; and her light was like unto a stone most precious, 12 even like a jasper stone clear as crystal; and had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes 13 of the children of Israel; on the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three 14 gates; and on the west three gates. And the

wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the names of the twelve apostles of the 15 Lamb. And he that talked with me had a golden

reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, 16 and the wall thereof. And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth : and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length, and the breadth, 17 and the height of it are equal. And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a 18 man, that is, of the angel. And the building of

the wall of it was of jasper; and the city was 19 pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the

foundations of the wall of the city were garnished
with all manner of precious stones.

The first
foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire;
the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the
seventh, chrysolite ; the eighth, beryl : the
ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the
eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every

several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent 22 glass. And I saw no temple therein: for the

Lord God Almighty, and the Lamb, are the 23 temple of it. And the city had no need of the

sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the 24 light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and 25 honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night 26 there. And they shall bring the glory and 27 honour of the nations into it. And there shall

in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the XXII. 1 Lamb's book of life. And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the 2 Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on

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either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; 4 and his servants shall serve him: and they shall see his face and his name shall be in their fore5 heads. And there shall be no night there; and

they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light and they shall reign for ever and ever.

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