Revelation 21 – NIVUK & LCB

New International Version – UK

Revelation 21:1-27

A new heaven and a new earth

1Then I saw ‘a new heaven and a new earth,’21:1 Isaiah 65:17 for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling-place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death”21:4 Isaiah 25:8 or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’

5He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’

6He said to me: ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practise magic arts, the idolaters and all liars – they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulphur. This is the second death.’

The new Jerusalem, the bride of the Lamb

9One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’ 10And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. 11It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. 13There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 16The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia21:16 That is, about 2,200 kilometres in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits21:17 That is, about 65 metres thick.21:17 Or high 18The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. 19The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.21:20 The precise identification of some of these precious stones is uncertain. 21The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.

22I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendour into it. 25On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26The glory and honour of the nations will be brought into it. 27Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Okubikkulirwa 21:1-27

Yerusaalemi Ekiggya

121:1 Is 65:17; 2Pe 3:13Awo ne ndaba eggulu eriggya n’ensi empya. Eggulu eryasooka n’ensi eyasooka byali biweddewo nga n’ennyanja tekyaliwo. 221:2 Beb 11:10; 12:22; Kub 3:12Ne ndaba ekibuga ekitukuvu Yerusaalemi ekiggya nga kikka okuva ewa Katonda mu ggulu, nga kiri ng’omugole bw’abeera ku mbaga ey’obugole bwe, ng’ayonjereddwa bbaawe. 321:3 2Ko 6:16Ne mpulira eddoboozi ery’omwanguka nga lyogera okuva mu ntebe ey’obwakabaka nti, “Laba eyeekaalu ya Katonda kaakano eri mu bantu, anaabeeranga nabo era banaabeeranga bantu be, Katonda yennyini anaaberanga nabo, era anaabeeranga Katonda waabwe. 421:4 a Kub 7:17 b 1Ko 15:26; Kub 20:14 c Is 35:10; 65:19Alisangula amaziga mu maaso gaabwe, olwo nga tewakyali kufa, wadde ennaku, wadde okukaaba, wadde okulumwa kubanga byonna ebyasooka nga biweddewo.”

521:5 a Kub 4:9; 20:11 b Kub 19:9Oyo eyali atudde ku ntebe ey’obwakabaka n’agamba nti, “Laba, ebintu byonna mbizzizza buggya.” Era n’aŋŋamba nti, “Wandiika bino, kubanga bigambo bya bwesigwa era bya mazima!”

621:6 a Kub 16:17 b Kub 1:8; 22:13 c Yk 4:10N’aŋŋamba nti, “Bituukiridde, Nze Alufa era nze Omega, Entandikwa era Enkomerero. Buli alumwa ennyonta ndimuwa okunywa ku nsulo ez’amazzi amalamu, ag’obuwa. 7Buli awangula alifuna ebyo byonna ng’omugabo, era nze nnaaberanga Katonda we, naye anaabanga mwana wange. 821:8 a 1Ko 6:9 b Kub 2:11Naye abo ababi n’abatakkiriza n’abagwagwa, n’abassi, n’abenzi, n’abalogo n’abasinza ebifaananyi, n’abalimba bonna, omugabo gwabwe kuliba kuzikirizibwa mu nnyanja ey’omuliro ogwaka ne salufa. Okwo kwe kufa okwokubiri.”

921:9 a Kub 15:1, 6, 7 b Kub 19:7Awo omu ku bamalayika omusanvu abaali bamaze okuyiwa ebibya ebyalimu ebibonoobono omusanvu eby’enkomerero n’ajja n’aŋŋamba nti, “Jjangu nkulage omugole w’Omwana gw’Endiga.” 1021:10 a Kub 17:3 b Kub 1:10N’antwala ku ntikko y’olusozi olunene era oluwanvu mu kwolesebwa; n’andaga ekibuga Yerusaalemi ekitukuvu nga kikka okuva mu ggulu ewa Katonda, 1121:11 a Kub 15:8; 22:5 b Kub 4:6nga kyonna kijjudde ekitiibwa kya Katonda era nga kimasamasa ng’ejjinja ery’omuwendo omungi, erya yasepi, eritangalijja. 1221:12 Ez 48:30-34Bbugwe waakyo yali mugazi era nga mugulumivu, ng’aliko emiryango kkumi n’ebiri era nga gikuumibwa bamalayika kkumi na babiri, n’amannya g’ebika ekkumi n’ebibiri ebya Isirayiri nga gawandiikibbwa ku miryango egyo. 13Ku luuyi olw’ebuvanjuba kwaliko emiryango esatu, ne ku luuyi olw’obukiikakkono nga kuliko emiryango esatu, ne ku luuyi olw’obukiikaddyo nga kuliko emiryango esatu, era ne ku luuyi olw’obugwanjuba nga kuliko emiryango esatu. 14Bbugwe yaliko amayinja ag’omusingi kkumi n’abiri ag’abatume b’Omwana gw’Endiga.

1521:15 Kub 11:1Malayika eyali ayogera nange yali akutte mu mukono gwe omuggo ogwa zaabu ogupimisibwa, apime ekibuga, emiryango gyakyo era ne bbugwe waakyo. 16Ekibuga kyali kyenkanankana enjuuyi zonna, n’obuwanvu nabwo nga bwenkana n’obugazi awamu n’obukiika. Byonna byali bipima kilomita enkumi bbiri mu ebikumi bina, buli kimu nga kyenkanankana ne kinnaakyo. 17Ate n’apima ne bbugwe waakyo ne kiweza mita nkaaga mu mukaaga ng’ekipimo ky’omuntu bwe kiri ng’apimye, awamu n’eky’abamalayika. 1821:18 a nny 11 b nny 21Bbugwe waakyo yali azimbiddwa n’amayinja agayesipi nga n’ekibuga kya zaabu omulongoose nga kitangalijja ng’endabirwamu ennungi. 1921:19 Is 54:11, 12Emisingi gya bbugwe w’ekibuga nga giyooyooteddwa n’amayinja ag’omuwendo omungi ennyo aga buli ngeri. Omusingi ogusooka gwayooyootebwa n’amayinja aga yasepi, ogwokubiri aga safiro, ogwokusatu aga kalukedoni, ogwokuna aga nnawandagala, 2021:20 Kub 4:3ogwokutaano aga sadonukisi, ogw’omukaaga sadiyo, ogw’omusanvu aga kerusoliso, ogw’omunaana aga berulo, ogw’omwenda aga topazi, ogw’ekkumi aga kerusoperaso, ogw’ekkumi n’ogumu aga kuwakinso, n’ogw’ekkumi n’ebiri aga amesusito. 2121:21 nny 18Ate emiryango ekkumi n’ebiri gyakolebwa n’amayinja ag’omuwendo aga luulu ennungi kkumi n’abiri, nga buli mulyango gukoleddwa n’ejjinja lya luulu limu. Ate lwo oluguudo olunene olw’ekibuga lwali lwa zaabu ennungi etangalijja ng’endabirwamu.

2221:22 a Yk 4:21, 23 b Kub 1:8 c Kub 5:6Mu kibuga ekyo saalabamu yeekaalu, Mukama Katonda Ayinzabyonna awamu n’Omwana gw’Endiga, bo ye yeekaalu yaakyo. 2321:23 Is 24:23Era ekibuga ekyo tekyetaaga njuba wadde omwezi okukyakira, kubanga ekitiibwa kya Katonda kye kikimulisa, era Omwana gw’Endiga ye ttabaaza yaakyo. 2421:24 Is 60:3, 5Ekitangaala kyakyo kye kinaamulisanga amawanga ag’omu nsi, era abafuzi ab’omu nsi balijja ne bakireetera ekitiibwa. 2521:25 a Is 60:11 b Zek 14:7; Kub 22:5Emiryango gyakyo tegiggalwenga emisana, era yo teriba kiro. 26Kirifuna ekitiibwa n’ettendo eby’amawanga. 2721:27 Is 52:1; Yo 3:17Tewali ekitali kirongoofu ekirikkirizibwa okuyingira mu kyo, wadde abo abatambulira mu mpisa ezitali nnongoofu oba abalimba, wabula abalikibeeramu, beebo bokka, amannya gaabwe agaawandiikibwa mu kitabo eky’obulamu eky’Omwana gw’Endiga.