A new heaven and earth (and no more sea)
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.
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 God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no
more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more
pain: for the former things are passed away.
I saw a new heaven and a new earth, 
and there was no more sea.
Those who will burn in the lake of fire and brimstone
(the fearful, unbelieving, abominable, etc.)
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And
he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
He who sat on the throne said,
I'm making everything new.
Then he said to me,
Write: these words are true and faithful.
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and
the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water
of life freely.
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he
shall be my son.
I'm alpha and omega.
But the fearful, and
unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and
sorcerers, and idolaters, and
all liars, shall have
their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is
the second death.
Those who are afraid, don't believe, are abominable, murderers, whoremongers,
sorcerers, idolaters, or liars will be burned in the lake with fire and brimstone. 
It's the second death.
The lamb's bride: a cubical city
(2400 km on a side)
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, saying, Come hither, I
will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
One of the seven angels with the seven vials said to me,
I'll show you the bride, the lamb's wife.
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
Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most
precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
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:
On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three
gates; and on the west three gates.
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of
the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the
gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
He carried me away in the spirit to the top of a high mountain,
and showed me holy Jerusalem
descending out of heaven from God.
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.
And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits,
according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure
gold, like unto clear glass.
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;
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.
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
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are
the temple of it.
The city was cube-shaped, 12,000 furlongs on each side. 
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.
The city didn't need the sun or the moon to shine,
because it was lit by God's glory and the lamb.
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.
Saved nations will walk in the light,
and the kings of the earth will bring their glory to it.
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no
And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
The gates of the city will never close,
and there will be no night there.
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.
No one who lies, defiles, or works abomination
will be allowed in the city.
Only those who are in the lamb's book of life will live there.
- I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away.
John saw a new heaven (was something wrong with the old heaven?) and earth, the old heaven and earth having been destroyed.
But the Jehovah's Witnesses say, contrary to this verse, that the earth will last forever and will never be destroyed.
They have to say this because they believe that heaven filled to capacity (144,000) in 1935. The overflow crowd will stay
here on earth.
Will the earth last forever?
- The fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable ... whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters,
and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
All liars, as well as those who are fearful or unbelieving, will be cast into "the lake
which burneth with fire and brimstone."
Is it wrong to lie?
What the Bible says about burning people to death
- 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. (v.16)
Heaven is a cube, twelve thousand furlongs (2400 km) on a side.
- Dwindling in Unbelief
- The Green Bible: An excercise in
dishonesty (Revelation 21:1-3, 5, 6-8, 10-11,
- Sarah Palin:
Gulf disaster needs divine intervention (21:1)
- Ann Coulter's
favorite Bible verses (21:6)
- 'Expelled!' -- and soon to be
swimming in the lake of fire and brimstone (21:8)
- "The seven spirits of
God" (including the Holy Spirit?) (21:9)
- Three more ways that Muhammad is better than Jesus (21:9)