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,
coming down from God
out of heaven,
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
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,
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,
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.
King James Version
Updated 18 November 2022