The NEW JERUSALEM

 

21 And I saw a new heaven 

and a new earth: 

for the first heaven 

and the first earth 

were passed away; 

and there was no more sea.

2 And I John 

saw the holy city, 

new Jerusalem, 

coming down 

from God 

out of heaven, 

prepared as a bride 

adorned for her husband.

Revelation 21:1-2 (King James Version)


Jesus is the LAMB of God.

I often wondered who it is they referred to as the "bride" of the Lamb.

Now I know for sure.


9 And there came unto me 

one of the seven angels 

which had the seven vials 

full of the seven last plagues, 

and talked with me, 

saying, Come hither, 

I will shew thee the bride, 

the Lamb's wife.

10 And he carried me away 

in the spirit 

to a great and high mountain, 

and shewed me that great city, 

the holy Jerusalem, 

descending out of heaven 

from God,

11 Having the glory of God: 

and her light 

was like unto a stone 

most precious, 

even like a jasper stone, 

clear as crystal;

12 And had a wall 

great and high, 

and had twelve gates, 

and at the gates 

twelve angels, 

and names written thereon, 

which are the names 

of the twelve tribes 

of the children 

of Israel:

13 On the east 

three gates; 

on the north 

three gates; 

on the south 

three gates; 

and on the west 

three gates.

14 And the wall of the city 

had twelve foundations, 

and in them 

the names 

of the twelve apostles 

of the Lamb.

15 And he that talked with me 

had a golden reed 

to measure the city, 

and the gates thereof, 

and the wall thereof.

16 And the city lieth foursquare, 

and the length is as large 

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.

17 And he measured the wall thereof, 

an hundred 

and forty and four cubits, 

according to the measure 

of a man, that is, 

of the angel.

18 And the building 

of the wall of it 

was of jasper: 

and the city was pure gold, 

like unto clear glass.

19 And the foundations 

of the wall 

of the city 

were garnished 

with all manner 

of precious stones. 

The first foundation 

was jasper; 

the second, sapphire; 

the third, a chalcedony; 

the fourth, an emerald;

20 The fifth, sardonyx; 

the sixth, sardius; 

the seventh, chrysolyte; 

the eighth, beryl; 

the ninth, a topaz; 

the tenth, a chrysoprasus; 

the eleventh, a jacinth; 

the twelfth, an amethyst.

21 And the twelve gates 

were twelve pearls: 

every several gate 

was of one pearl: 

and the street of the city 

was pure gold, 

as it were 

transparent glass.

22 And I saw 

no temple therein: 

for the Lord God Almighty 

and the Lamb 

are the temple of it.

23 And the city 

had no need 

of the sun, 

neither of the moon, 

to shine in it: 

for the glory of God 

did lighten it, 

and the Lamb 

is the light thereof.

24 And the nations of them 

which are saved 

shall walk 

in the light of it: 

and the kings of the earth 

do bring their glory 

and honour into it.

25 And the gates of it 

shall not be shut at all 

by day: 

for there shall be no night there.

26 And they shall bring 

the glory 

and honour 

of the nations 

into it.

27 And there shall 

in no wise enter into it 

any thing that defileth, 

neither 

whatsoever worketh abomination, 

or maketh a lie: 

but they 

which are written 

in the Lamb's 

book of life.

Revelation 21:9-27 (King James Version)


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