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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I saw new Heavens and a new Earth, for the former Heavens and the former Earth had departed, and the Sea was no more.
And I saw The Holy City, New Jerusalem, descending from Heaven from beside God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice from Heaven that said, “Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with the children of men, and he dwells with them and they shall be his people and the same God is with them and shall be their God.
And he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and from now on there shall not be death, neither grieving, nor clamor, neither shall there be disease again, for His sake.
5And I walked and he who sat on the throne said to me, “Behold, I make all things new.” And he said to me, “Write: 'These words are trustworthy and true.”
6And he said to me, “They are done. I am Alap and I am Tau, The Source and The Fulfillment. I shall give to the thirsty one from the fountain of the water of life without charge.”
7“And he who is victorious shall inherit these things, and I shall be his God and he will be my son.”
8“But to the timid, the unbelievers, the evil, the defiled, murderers, sorcerers, fornicators, idol worshipers and all liars: their part is in the burning Lake of Fire and Brimstone, which is the second death.”
9And one of the seven Angels who had with them the seven vessels full of the seven last plagues, came and he spoke with me saying, “Come; I shall show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
10And he carried me in The Spirit to a great and high mountain and he showed me The Holy City Jerusalem, coming down from Heaven from the presence of God,
11And it had the glory of God and its light was as the likeness of precious stones, like Jasper red quartz, as the appearance of crystal.
12And it had a wall, great and high, and it had twelve gates, and at the gates, twelve Angels, and names written which are the names of the twelve tribes of Israel;
13From the East, three gates, from the North, three gates, and from the South, three gates, and from the West, three gates.
14And the wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them, the twelve names of the Apostles of The Son.
15And he who spoke with me had with him a measuring reed of gold to measure the city and its wall.
16And the city was laid out four-sided, and its length like its width. And he measured The City with the reed, with 12,000 stadia its length; its width and its height are equal.
17And he measured its wall 144 cubits by the measure of a man, that is, of the Angel.
18The building of the wall was Jasper Quartz, and the city was of pure gold, in the likeness of pure glass.
19And the foundation of the wall of the city is adorned with precious stones; and the first foundation, Jasper red-blue-yellow Quartz, and the second, Sapphire, and the third, white Chalcedony, and the fourth, Emerald,
20And the fifth, red and white Sardius and banded Onyx, and the sixth, red and white Sardius, and the seventh, Goldstone, and the eighth, Beryl, and the ninth, Topaz, and the 10th, green and gold Chrysoprasus, the 11th, dark blue Jacinth, the 12th, Amethyst,
21And 12 gates and 12 pearls, one to each, and everyone of the gates was of one pearl, but the street of the city of pure gold, as if there was glass in it.
22And I saw no Temple in it, for THE LORD JEHOVAH God Almighty, he is its Temple.
23And The Lamb and The City do not need the Sun or the Moon to illuminate it, for the glory of God illuminates it, and The Lamb is its lamp.
24And the nations walk in its light and the Kings of The Earth bring glory to it.
25And its gates shall not be shut by day, for there shall be no night there.
26And they shall bring to it the glory and honor of the nations.
27There shall not be anything defiled there, or one who makes defilement or lies, but only those who are written in The Book of the Lamb.