The New Heaven and the New Earth: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,
for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the
throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with
them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither
shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things
new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and
the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without
payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and
he will be my son.
P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.