Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

启示录 21:1-27

新天新地

1接着我看见一个新天新地,因为以前的天地都消逝了,海洋也不复存在了。 2我又看见圣城新耶路撒冷从天上的上帝那里降下,预备好了,像妆饰整齐等候新郎的新娘。 3我听见从宝座中传来响亮的声音说:“看啊!上帝的居所设立在人间,祂要与人同住。他们要成为祂的子民,上帝要亲自与他们同在,做他们的上帝。 4上帝要擦干他们所有的眼泪,再没有死亡、忧伤、哭泣和痛苦,因为以前的事都已成过去。”

5坐在宝座上的那位对我说:“看啊!我已经将一切都更新了。你要将这一切记录下来,因为这些话真实可信。” 6祂又对我说:“一切都成了!我是阿拉法,我是俄梅加;我是开始,我是终结。我要将生命泉的水白白赐给口渴的人。 7得胜者必承受这一切福分,我要做他的上帝,他要做我的儿子。 8至于那些胆怯的、不信的、行为可憎的、杀人的、淫乱的、行邪术的、拜偶像的和所有说谎的,他们的结局是被丢进硫磺火湖里,这就是第二次的死。”

新耶路撒冷

9七位天使手里拿着盛满最后七灾的七个碗,其中有一位对我说:“你来,我要将新娘,就是羔羊的妻子指给你看。” 10我被圣灵感动,天使带着我到一座高大的山上,将从天上的上帝那里降下的圣城新耶路撒冷指给我看。 11城中充满上帝的荣光,璀璨如贵重的宝石,晶莹如碧玉。 12-13城墙高大,有十二个城门,东、北、南、西每面三个门,每个城门都有一位天使把守,门上写着以色列十二支派的名字。 14城墙共有十二块基石,基石上刻着羔羊的十二位使徒的名字。

15那和我说话的天使拿了一根金量秆要丈量圣城、城墙和城门。 16圣城是正方形的,长宽相等。天使用量秆丈量那城,长、宽、高都是两千二百公里21:16 两千二百公里”希腊文是“一万二千司他町”。17他又丈量了城墙,按人的尺寸来算是六十五米21:17 六十五米”希腊文是“一百四十四肘”。厚。 18城墙是用碧玉砌成的,城本身是用纯金造的,跟玻璃一样明净。 19城墙的基石用各种宝石装饰:第一块基石是碧玉,第二块是蓝宝石,第三块是绿玛瑙,第四块是绿宝石, 20第五块是红玛瑙,第六块是红宝石,第七块是橄榄石,第八块是水苍玉,第九块是黄宝石,第十块是翡翠,第十一块是紫玛瑙,第十二块是紫晶。

21十二个城门是用十二颗珍珠造的,每一个城门都是一颗珍珠,城中的街道是纯金的,好像透明的玻璃一样。

22我看见城中没有圣殿,因为全能的主上帝和羔羊就是圣城的殿。 23圣城里不需要太阳和月亮的光照耀,因为有上帝的荣光照耀,羔羊就是圣城的灯。 24万民要在圣城的光中行走,地上的君王也要将他们的荣耀带进圣城。 25城门整天都开着,那里没有黑夜。 26人们将列国的荣耀和尊贵带进圣城。 27所有污秽的、做可憎之事的、撒谎的都不得进入圣城。唯有名字记录在羔羊的生命册上的人才有资格进去。

New International Version

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 practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 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 1,400 miles or about 2,200 kilometers 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 200 feet or about 65 meters 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 splendor into it. 25On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26The glory and honor 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.