517-518 : The Vision Of John :YEAR 0096
"And after these things, I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power.
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying,
'Babylon the great is fallen,
and is become the habitation of devil and the hold of every foul spirit,
and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.'
"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, 'Come out of her, my people,
that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not her plagues.
For her sins have reached into heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
" 'And the kings of the earth, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
standing afar off for the fear of her torment, shall say, "Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that
A NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH
"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,
and there was no more sea.
And I, John, saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven,
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
"And I heard a great voice out of heaven, saying, 'Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men,
and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people.
And he shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.
Neither shall there be any more pain.'
"And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain,
and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem.
And her light was like a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.
And she had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates.
The wall of the city had twelve foundations,
and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
"And I saw no temple therein, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it.
For the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
"And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it,
and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honour to it.
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day, for there shall be no night there.
"And I, John, saw these things, and heard them."
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