21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea did not exist any longer. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
“Behold, the dwelling of God is with humanity,
and he will take up residence with them,
and they will be his people
and God himself will be with them.a
and death will not exist any longer,
andb mourning or wailing or pain will not exist any longer.
The former thingsc have passed away.”
5 And the one seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new!” And he said, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I amd the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water from the spring of the water of life freely.e 7 The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be ⌊his God⌋f and he will be ⌊my son⌋g. 8 But as for the cowards and unbelievers and detestable persons and murderers and sexually immoral people and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their share is in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.
Some manuscripts have “with them as their God”
Some manuscripts have “any longer, because the former things”
Some manuscripts explicitly state “am”
Or “without charge”
Literally “to him God”
Literally “to me a son”