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REVELATION

 

Chapter 21

 

21:1 And (kai) I saw (eidon) a new (kainon) heaven (ouranon), and (kai) a new (kainēn) land (gēn);

 

because (gar) the (ho) first (prōtos) heaven (ouranos) and (kai) the (hē) first (prōtē) land (gē), they went away (apēlthan)!  

 

And (kai) the (hē) sea (thalassa) is (estin) absolutely no (ouk) longer yet (eti)!

 

21:2 And (kai) the (tēn) city (polin), the (tēn) new (kainēn) holy (hagian) Jerusalem (Hierousalēm), I saw (eidon) stepping down (katabainousan) out (ek) of the (tou) heaven (ouranou) from (apo) the (tou) God (theou), she having been made ready (hētoimasmenēn) as (hōs) a bride (numphēn), she having been set in order (kekosmēmenēn) for the (tō) male (andri) of her (autē).

 

21:3 And (kai) I heard (ēkousa) a great (megalēs) voice (phōnēs) out (ek) of the (tou) throne (thronou), saying (legousēs), “Behold (idou), the (hē) tent (skēnē) of the (tou) God (theou) [is] with (meta) the (tōn) mortals (anthrōpōn).  

 

And (kai) He shall tent (skēnōsei) with (met’) them (autōn).  

 

And (kai) they (autoi) shall cause themselves to become (esontai) a people (laoi) of Him (autou).  

 

And (kai) Himself (autos), the (ho) God (theos) with (met’) them (autōn), shall cause Himself to be (estai) [the] God (theos) of them (autōn).

 

(For what is God’s prophesied true “tent”, His new holy place under His new covenant, the prophesied promise of the Father to place himself into believers to live in them as His new permanent domicile, a true “tent” not built with mortal’s hands but with His own hand, see Ex. 15:17; 2 Sam. 7:5-16; Isa. 8:14; Ezek. 11:16; Joel 2:28-29; Amos 9:11-12; Mat. 3:11, 16:18, 26:61, 27:39-40; Mark 14:58, 15:29; Luke 3:21-22, 24:49; *John 2:19-22, 3:1-, 4:20-24, 7:37-39, 14:2, *23; Acts 1:4-5, 2:16-18, 33, 38-39, *7:44-50, *15:16-18, *17:24, *20:28; *Rom. 8:9-11, 12:4-5; 1 Cor. *3:16-17, *6:19-20, 10:16-17, 12:12-28; *2 Cor. 5:1, *6:16-18; Gal. 3:14, 22; Eph. 1:13-14, 22-23, *2:17-22, 3:6, 4:11-16, 5:30-32; Col. 1:18-27, 2:6-10, 3:15; *1 Thes. 5:9-11; *1 Tim. 3:15; *2 Tim. 1:14; Heb. *3:4-6, 8:2, *9:11-15, *24, 10:21, 36; 1 Pet. 2:4-5; 1 John 4:12-16; Rev. 3:12, 7:15, 11:19, *13:6, *21:3, 22)

 

(For son of Me see 2 Sam. 7:14; Psalm 2:7; Jer. 31:33; Ezek. 11:20; Mat. 3:16-17, 17:5; Mark 1:9-11, 9:7; Luke 3:21-22; Acts 13:33; Heb. 1:5, 5:5, 8:10; 2 Pet. 1:16-18; Rev. 21:3, 7)

 

(Is this posterity of Abraham, the posterity which God promised to Abraham, the ones out of it who shall believe God's Word as Abraham did, which ones the writer of Hebrews refers to as a "city", are they the new heavenly Jerusalem, the "city" of God? Mat. 5:14, 35; Gal. 4:25-26; Heb. 11:10-16, 12:22-24, 13:14; Rev. 3:12, 21:2-3, 10-27, 22:14, 19)

 

21:4 And (kai) He shall oil out1813 (exaleipsei) every (pan) tear (dakruon) out (ak) of the (tōn) eyes (ophthalmōn) of them (autōn).  

 

And (kai) the (ho) death (thanatos) shall absolutely no (ouk) longer yet (eti) cause itself to be (estai)

 

And absolutely not (oute) mourning (penthos), and absolutely not (oute) shouting (kraugē), and absolutely not (oute) distress (ponos) shall absolutely no (ouk) longer yet (eti) cause itself to be (estai), because (hoti) the (ta) first things (prōta), they went away (apēlthan)!”

 

21:5 And (kai) the one (ho) causing Himself to sit down (kathēmenos) upon (epi) the (tō) throne (thronō) enunciated (eipen), “Behold (idou), I make (poiō) all things (panta) new (kaina)!  

 

And (kai) He says (legei), “Write (grapson), because (hoti) the (hoi) Words (logoi), these ones (houtoi), are (eisin) believable (pistoi) and (kai) true (alēthinoi).”

 

21:6 And (kai) He enunciated (eipen) to me (moi), “They have come to pass (gegonan).

 

I (egō) am (eimi) the (to) Alpha one (alpha) and (kai) the (to) Omega one (ō), the (hē) chief one746 (archē) and (kai) the (to) completed one (telos).  

 

I (egō), to the one (tō) thirsting (dipsōnti), I shall give (dōsō) out (ek) of the (tēs) fountain (pēgēs) of the (tou) water (hudatos) of the (tēs) life (zōēs), gratuitously (dōrean).

 

(For examples of the apostle, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, and disciples of Christ Jesus NOT selling or bartering the knowledge and things of God for personal gain, or of NOT accepting money or personal gifts for themselves, but rather working with their own hands to provide for their own personal necessary needs, see Mat. 5:42-48, 10:8; Luke 7:19-22, 41-43; Acts 8:9-24, 18:1-3, 20:33-35; Rom. 3:24, 8:32; 1 Cor. 2:12, 4:12, 4:1-13, 9:3-23, 16:1-4; 2 Cor. 11:7; Eph. 4:28; 1 Thes. 4:11-12; 2 Thes. 3:6-12; 1 Tim. 3:3; Titus 1:11; 3 John 1:6-7; Rev. 21:6, 22:17)

 

21:7 The one (ho) conquering (nikōn) shall inherit (klēronomēsei) these things (tauta).  

 

And (kai) I shall cause Myself to be (esomai) to him (autō) God (theos), and (kai) he (autos) shall cause himself to be (estai) to Me (moi) a son (huios)

 

(For son of Me see 2 Sam. 7:14; Psalm 2:7; Jer. 31:33; Ezek. 11:20; Mat. 3:16-17, 17:5; Mark 1:9-11, 9:7; Luke 3:21-22; Acts 13:33; Heb. 1:5, 5:5, 8:10; 2 Pet. 1:16-18; Rev. 21:3, 7)

 

21:8 But (de) for the ones (tois) cowardly (deilois), and (kai) for unbelievable ones (apistois), and (kai) for ones having caused themselves to be foul (ebdelugmenois), and (kai) for murderers (phoneusin), and (kai) for fornicators (pornois), and (kai) for sorcerers (pharmakois), and (kai) for idolaters (eidōlolatrais), and (kai) for all (pasin) the (tois) false ones (pseudesin), the (to) allotment (meros) of them (autōn) [shall be] in (en) the (tē) harbor (limnē), the one (tē) burning (kaiomenē) [with] fire (puri) and (kai) sulfur (theiō), which (ho) is (estin) the (ho) death (thanatos), the (ho) second one (deuteros).”

 

21:9 And (kai) one (heis) out (ek) of the (tōn) seven (hepta) messengers (angelōn) came (ēlthen), the one (tōn) holding (echontōn) the (tas) seven (hepta) bowls (phialas), the ones (tōn) being fully loaded (gemontōn) of the (tōn) seven (hepta) plagues (plēgōn), the (tōn) last ones (eschatōn).  

 

And (kai) it spoke (elalēsen) with (met’) me (emou), saying (legōn), “Next (deuro) I shall thoroughly show (deixō) to you (soi) the (tēn) bride (numphēn), the (tēn) female (gunaika) of the (tou) little Lamb (arniou).”

 

21:10 And (kai) it brought me away (apēnenken me) in (en) spirit (pneumati) over (epi) a great (mega) and (kai) high (hupsēlon) mountain (oros), and (kai) it thoroughly showed (edeixen) to me (moi) the (tēn) city (polin), the (tēn) holy (hagian) Jerusalem (Hierousalēm), stepping down (katabainousan) out (ek) of the (tou) heaven (ouranou) from (apo) the (tou) God (theou),

 

21:11 holding (echousan) the (tēn) glory (doxan) of the (tou) God (theou).  

 

The (ho) illumination (phōstēr) of her (autēs) [was] one like (homoios) a highly esteemed (timiōtatō) stone (lithō) being crystal (krustallizonti), as (hōs) a jasper (iaspidi) stone (lithō),

 

21:12 and (kai) having (echousa) a great (mega) and (kai) high (hupsēlon) wall (teichos) having (echousa) twelve (dōdeka) gates (pulōnas)

 

And (kai) over (epi) the (tois) gates (pulōsin) [are] names (onomata) also (kai) having been inscribed (epigegrammena) of twelve (dōdeka) messengers (angelous), which (ha) are (estin) the (ta) names (onomata) of the (tōn) twelve (dōdeka) tribes (phulōn), sons (huiōn) of Israel (Israēl);

 

21:13 from (apo) [the] risings395 (anatolēs) three (treis) gates (pulōnes), and (kai) from (apo) [the] north wind (borra) three (treis) gates (pulōnes), and (kai) from (apo) [the] south wind (notou) three (treis) gates (pulōnes), and (kai) from (apo) [the] sinkings1424 (dusmōn) three (treis) gates (pulōnes).

 

21:14 And (kai) the (to) wall (teichos) of the (tēs) city (poleōs) is having (echōn) twelve (dōdeka) foundations (themelious), and (kai) over (epi) them (autōn) [are] twelve (dōdeka) names (onomata), [the names] of the (tōn) twelve (dōdeka) apostles (apostolōn) of the (tou) little Lamb (arniou).

 

21:15 And (kai) the one (ho) speaking (lalōn) with (met’) me (emou) was holding (eichen) a golden (chrusoun) measurement (metron) reed (kalamon), in order that (hina) he may measure (metrēsē) the (tēn) city (polin), and (kai) the (tous) gates (pulōnas) of her (autēs), and (kai) the (to) walls (teichos) of her (autēs).

 

21:16 And (kai) the (hē) city (polis) is laid (keitai) four-cornered (tetragōnos).

 

And (kai) the (to) length (mēkos) of her (autēs) [is] as much as (hosos) the (to) width (platos) also (kai).  

 

And (kai) he measured (emetrēsen) the (tēn) city (polin) to the (tō) reed (kalamō) [to be] over (epi) twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliadōn) of stadia (stadiōn).  

 

The (to) length (mēkos), and (kai) the (to) width (platos), and (kai) the (to) height (hupsos) of her (autēs) is (estin) equal (isa).

 

21:17 And (kai) he measured (emetrēsen) the (to) wall (teichos) of her (autēs) [to be] a hundred (hekaton) [and] forty (tesserakonta) four (tessarōn) cubits (pēchōn), a measurement (metron) of a mortal (anthrōpou), which (ho) is (estin) [a measurement] of a messenger (angelou).

 

21:18 And (kai) the (hē) invention (endōmēsis) of the (tou) wall (teichous) of her (autēs) [was] one of jasper (iaspis).  

 

And (kai) the (hē) city (polis) [was] cleansed (katharon) gold (chrusion), one like (homoion) a cleansed (katharō) rain drop (hualō).

 

21:19 The (hoi) foundations (themelioi) of the (tou) wall (teichous) of the (tēs) city (poleōs) having been set in order (kekosmēmenoi), [with] every (panti) highly esteemed (timiō) stone (lithō),

 

the (ho) foundation (themelios), the (ho) first one (prōtos), [was] one of jasper (iaspis);

 

the (ho) second one (deuteros), one of sapphire (sapphiros);

 

the (ho) third one (tritos), one of chalcedony (chalkēdōn);

 

the (ho) fourth one (tetartos), one of emerald (smaragdos);

 

21:20 the (ho) fifth one (pemptos), one of sardonyx (sardonux);

 

the (ho) sixth one (hektos), one of sardius (sardion);

 

the (ho) seventh one (hebdomos), one of chrysolite (chrusolithos);

 

the (ho) eighth one (ogdoos), one of beryl (bērullos);

 

the (ho) ninth one (enatos), one of topaz (topazion);

 

the (ho) tenth one (dekatos), one of chrysoprase (chrusoprasos);

 

the (ho) eleventh one (hendekatos), one of jacinth (huakinthos);

 

the (ho) twelfth one (dōdekatos), one of amethyst (amethustos).

 

21:21 And (kai) the (hoi) twelve (dōdeka) gates (pulōnes) [were] twelve (dōdeka) pearls (margaritai).  

 

Up (ana) each (hekastos) one (heis) of the (tōn) gates (pulōnōn), [each one] was being (ēn) out (ek) of one (henos) pearl (margaritou)

 

And (kai) the (hē) wide place (plateia) of the (tēs) city (poleōs) [was] cleansed (katharon) gold (chrusion), as (hōs) a rain drop (haulos) shined through (diaugēs).

 

21:22 And (kai) I absolutely did not see (ouk eidon) a holy place (naon) in (en) her (autē), because (gar) the (ho) Lord (kurios), the (ho) God (theos), the (ho) all powerful one (pantokratōr), is (estin) [the] holy place (naos) of her (autēs) and (kai) of the (to) little Lamb (arnion)!

 

(For what is God’s prophesied true “tent”, His new holy place under His new covenant, the prophesied promise of the Father to place himself into believers to live in them as His new permanent domicile, a true “tent” not built with mortal’s hands but with His own hand, see Ex. 15:17; 2 Sam. 7:5-16; Isa. 8:14; Ezek. 11:16; Joel 2:28-29; Amos 9:11-12; Mat. 3:11, 16:18, 26:61, 27:39-40; Mark 14:58, 15:29; Luke 3:21-22, 24:49; *John 2:19-22, 3:1-, 4:20-24, 7:37-39, 14:2, *23; Acts 1:4-5, 2:16-18, 33, 38-39, *7:44-50, *15:16-18, *17:24, *20:28; *Rom. 8:9-11, 12:4-5; 1 Cor. *3:16-17, *6:19-20, 10:16-17, 12:12-28; *2 Cor. 5:1, *6:16-18; Gal. 3:14, 22; Eph. 1:13-14, 22-23, *2:17-22, 3:6, 4:11-16, 5:30-32; Col. 1:18-27, 2:6-10, 3:15; *1 Thes. 5:9-11; *1 Tim. 3:15; *2 Tim. 1:14; Heb. *3:4-6, 8:2, *9:11-15, *24, 10:21, 36; 1 Pet. 2:4-5; 1 John 4:12-16; Rev. 3:12, 7:15, 11:19, *13:6, *21:3, 22)

 

21:23 And (kai) the (hē) city (polis) has (echei) absolutely no (ou) need (chreian) of the (tou) sun (hēliou), but absolutely neither (oude) of the (tēs) bright moon (selēnēs) in order that (hina) they may shine (phanōsin) [in] her (autē);

 

because (gar) the (hē) glory (doxa) of the (tou) God (theou) illuminated (ephōtisen) her (autēn), and (kai) the (ho) lamp (luchnos) of her (autēs) [is] the (to) little Lamb (arnion)!

 

21:24 And (kai) the (ta) ethnic groups (ethnē) shall walk around (peripatēsousin) through (dia) the (tou) light (phōtos) of her (autes).  

 

And (kai) the (hoi) kings (basileis) of the (tēs) land (gēs) bring (pherousin) the (tēn) glory (doxan) of them (autōn) into (eis) her (autēn).

 

21:25 And (kai) the (hoi) gates (pulōnes) of her (autēs), no (mē), absolutely not (ouk) may they be keyed-closed2808 (kleisthōsin) [by] day (hēmeras), because (gar) night (nux) shall absolutely not (ouk) cause itself to be (estai) there (ekei)!

 

21:26 And (kai) they shall bring (oisousin) the (tēn) glory (doxan) and (kai) highly esteemed value (timēn) of the (tōn) ethnic groups (ethnōn) into (eis) her (autēn).

 

21:27 And (kai) no (mē), absolutely not (ou) may enter in (eiselthē) into (eis) her (autēn) anything (pan) common (koinon), and (kai) the one (ho) doing (poiōn) a foul thing (bdelugma) and (kai) a falsehood (pseudos), if (ei) not (mē) the ones (hoi) having been written (gegrammenoi) in (en) the (tō) little scroll (bibliō) of the (tēs) life (zōēs) of the (tou) little Lamb (arniou)!

 

(Is this posterity of Abraham, the posterity which God promised to Abraham, the ones out of it who shall believe God's Word as Abraham did, which ones the writer of Hebrews refers to as a "city", are they the new heavenly Jerusalem, the "city" of God? Mat. 5:14, 35; Gal. 4:25-26; Heb. 11:10-16, 12:22-24, 13:14; Rev. 3:12, 21:2-3, 10-27, 22:14, 19)