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Revelation 11:1–19

The Two Witnesses

11 I was given a reed like a measuring rods and was told, “Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers. But exclude the outer court;t do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles.u They will trample on the holy cityv for 42 months.w And I will appoint my two witnesses,x and they will prophesy for 1,260 days,y clothed in sackcloth.”z They are “the two olive trees”a and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.”a b If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies.c This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die.d They have power to shut up the heavense so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying;f and they have power to turn the waters into bloodg and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.

Now when they have finished their testimony, the beasth that comes up from the Abyssi will attack them,j and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great cityk—which is figuratively called Sodoml and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified.m For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nationn will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial.o 10 The inhabitants of the earthp will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts,q because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.

11 But after the three and a half daysr the breathb of life from God entered them,s and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. 12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.”t And they went up to heaven in a cloud,u while their enemies looked on.

13 At that very hour there was a severe earthquakev and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave gloryw to the God of heaven.x

14 The second woe has passed; the third woe is coming soon.y

The Seventh Trumpet

15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet,z and there were loud voicesa in heaven, which said:

“The kingdom of the world has become

the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah,b

and he will reign for ever and ever.”c

16 And the twenty-four elders,d who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their facese and worshiped God, 17 saying:

“We give thanksf to you, Lord God Almighty,g

the One who is and who was,h

because you have taken your great power

and have begun to reign.i

18 The nations were angry,j

and your wrath has come.

The time has come for judging the dead,k

and for rewarding your servants the prophetsl

and your people who revere your name,

both great and smallm

and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”

19 Then God’s templen in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant.o And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder,p an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.q

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Revelation 21:1–22:21

A New Heaven and a New Earth

21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”a m for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,n and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City,o the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,p prepared as a brideq beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them.r They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.s ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes.t There will be no more death’b u or mourning or crying or pain,v for the old order of things has passed away.”w

He who was seated on the thronex said, “I am making everything new!”y Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”z

He said to me: “It is done.a I am the Alpha and the Omega,b the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without costc from the spring of the water of life.d Those who are victoriouse will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.f But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liarsg—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur.h This is the second death.”i

The New Jerusalem, the Bride of the Lamb

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plaguesj came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride,k the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me awayl in the Spiritm to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.n 11 It shone with the glory of God,o and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper,p clear as crystal.q 12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates,r and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.s 13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations,t and on them were the names of the twelve apostlesu of the Lamb.

15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rodv of gold to measure the city, its gatesw and its walls. 16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadiac in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17 The angel measured the wall using humanx measurement, and it was 144 cubitsd thick.e 18 The wall was made of jasper,y and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.z 19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.a The first foundation was jasper,b the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby,c the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.f 21 The twelve gatesd were twelve pearls,e each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.f

22 I did not see a templeg in the city, because the Lord God Almightyh and the Lambi are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of Godj gives it light,k and the Lambl is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.m 25 On no day will its gatesn ever be shut,o for there will be no night there.p 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.q 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful,r but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.s

Eden Restored

22 Then the angel showed me the rivert of the water of life,u as clear as crystal,v flowingw from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life,x bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.y No longer will there be any curse.z The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.a They will see his face,b and his name will be on their foreheads.c There will be no more night.d They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light.e And they will reign for ever and ever.f

John and the Angel

The angel said to me,g “These words are trustworthy and true.h The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets,i sent his angelj to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”

Look, I am coming soon!k Blessedl is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”m

I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things.n And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feeto of the angel who had been showing them to

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