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The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Revelation 20:11–21:8

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The Great White Throne Judgment

11 Then I saw a great white throne and One seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. h 12 I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. i Another book was opened, which is the book of life, j and the dead were judged according to their works k by what was written in the books.

13 Then the sea gave up its dead, and Death and * Hades l gave up their dead; all m were judged according to their works. 14 Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. n This is the second death, the lake of fire. o 15 And anyone not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

The New Creation

21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, p for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, q and the sea no longer existed. r I also saw the Holy City, s new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, t prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. u

Then I heard a loud voice v from the throne: w x

Look! God’s dwelling y is with humanity,

and He will live with them.

They will be His people, z

and God Himself will be with them

and be their God. a

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. b

Death will no longer exist; c

grief, crying, and pain will exist no longer, d

because the previous things e have passed away. f

Then the One seated on the throne said, “Look! I am making everything new.” He also said, “Write, because these words g are faithful and true.” h And He said to me, “It is done! i I am the * Alpha and the Omega, j the Beginning and the End. k I will give water as a gift to the thirsty l from the spring of life. m The victor n will inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son. o But the cowards, unbelievers, p vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars q—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, r which is the second death.” s

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