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and GOD-WITH-THEM himself shall be their 4 God. And he shall wipe away every tear from

their eyes; and death shall be no more, nor shall mourning, nor crying, nor pain be any more; because the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said: Behold, I make all things new. And he says: Write; be

cause these words are faithful and true. 6 And he said to me: It is done. I am the

Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the

end. I will give to him that thirsts, of the 7 fountain of the water of life freely. He that

overcomes shall inherit these things; and I will

be to him a God, and he shall be to me & son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and defiled with

abominations, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all the liars, shall bave their part in the lake which burns with

fire and brimstone, which is the second death. 9 And there came one from among the seven

angels, who have the seven cups full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying: Come

hither; I will show thee the bride, the wife of 10 the Lamb. And he carried me away in the

spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed

me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out 11 of heaven from God, having the glory of God;

V. 3. Compare Immanuel (Matt. i. 23).

her luminary like to a most precious stone, as it were to a jasper stone, clear as crystal; having a wall great and high; having twelve gates, and 12 at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel; on the east three 13 gates, and on the north three gates, and on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation- 14 stones, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

And he that talked with me had a golden 15 reed for a measure, that he might measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And the city lies foursquare, and its length is as 16 great as the breadth. And he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred 17 and forty-four cubits, the measure of a man, which is that of an angel. And the structure 18 of its wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like to pure glass. The foundation-stones 19 of the wall of the city were adorned with every precious stone. The first foundation-stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald ; the fifth, sardonyx; 20 the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the

eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth,

chrysoprasus; the eleventh, hyacinth; the 21 twelfth, amethyst. And the twelve gates were

twelve pearls; each several gate was of one pearl; and the street of the city was pure gold,

as transparent glass. 22 And I saw in it no temple; for the Lord God

the Almighty is its temple, and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of the sun, neither

of the moon, to shine on it; for the glory of

God lightened it, and the Lamb is the light 24 thereof. And the nations shall walk by its

light; and the kings of the earth bring their 25 glory into it. And its gates shall not be shut 26 by day; for there shall be no night there; and

they shall bring the glory and the honor of the 27 nations into it. And there shall not enter into

it any thing unclean, or that works abomination or falsehood; but they who are written in the Lamb's book of life.

1 XXII. And he showed me a river of water

of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the 2 throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst

of its street, and on either side of the river, was a tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of

the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse. And the

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throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it;
and his servants shall serve him, and shall 4
see his face, and his name shall be upon
their foreheads. And there shall be no night 5
there; and they shall have no need of a lamp,
nor of the light of the sun, because the Lord
God will give them light; and they shall reign
for ever and ever.

And he said to me: These sayings are faith- 6
ful and true; and the Lord, the God of the spir-
its of the prophets, sent his angel to show to his
servants what things must shortly come to pass.
Behold, I come quickly. Happy is he that keeps
the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

And I, John, am he who heard and saw these 8 things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. And he says to me: 9 See thou do it not. I am a fellow servant of thee and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them that keep the sayings of this book; worship God.

And he says to me: Seal not the sayings of 10 the prophecy of this book; for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; 11 and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be holy still. Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is 13

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with me, to give to each one according as his 13 work is. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the

first and the last, the beginning and the end. '14 Happy are they who wash their robes, that they

may have right to the tree of life, and may en15 ter by the gates into the city. Without are the

dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one

that loves and makes a lie. 16 I, Jesus, sent my angel, to testify to you these

things in the churches. I am the root and the

offspring of David, the bright, morning star. 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And

let him that hears say, Come. And let him that thirsts, come; let him that will, take the water

of life freely. 18 I testify to every one that hears the words of

the prophecy of this book, if any one shall add

to them, God shall add to him the plagues that 19 are written in this book; and if any one shall take away

from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are

written of in this book. 20 He who testifies these things, says: Yea, I

come quickly. Amen; come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with tho saints.

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