22 dBut I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 eThe city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine 3in it, for the 4glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24 fAnd the nations 5of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor 6into it. 25 gIts gates shall not be shut at all by day h(there shall be no night there). 26 iAnd they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into 7it. 27 But jthere shall by no means enter it anything 8that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s kBook of Life.
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