Bible Scripture: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
He named the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites complained, and because they tested the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?”
But as for me, my feet almost slipped;
My steps nearly went astray.
Then the rest of the Jews joined his hypocrisy, so that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.
REVELATION CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
1 I saw then a new heaven and new earth,
For the first heaven and first earth had passed
Away, as had the sea, 2 and I, John, saw
The Holy City, New Jerusalem,
As it came down from God in heaven like
A bride adorned, prepared to meet her husband.
3 I heard a loud voice call, “God’s home is now
Among his people, and he’ll live with them.
They’ll be his people; God will make his home
With them; 4 he’ll wipe the tears out of their eyes.
No longer will there be death, suffering,
Crying, or pain, because the former things
Are passed away, 5 and he who sat upon
The throne said, “I make all things new!” 6 He told
Me, “Write this down: These words are true
And can be trusted. It is finished. I’m
The Alpha and Omega, the beginning
And the conclusion. I will give for free
Water from the life-giving fountain to
Everyone who is thirsty. 7 All who win
The victory will take these blessings. I
Will be their God and they will be my people.
8 As for the cowards and the faithless and
The vile, the murderers, the libertines,
The sorcerers, the idol worshipers,
And liars—they’ll be thrown into the lake
That burns with fire and burning sulfur, for
This is the second death.” 9 I saw one of
The seven angels with the seven bowls
Filled with the final seven plagues approach.
He said to me, “Come, I’ll show you the bride,
Wife of the Lamb.” 10 He took me in the Spirit
To a high mountaintop, where he showed me
Jerusalem, the Holy City, which
Came down from God in heaven, 11 and God’s glory
Brightened the city so it dazzled like
A precious jewel, jasper-like, as clear
As crystal, 12 and she had a great high wall
And twelve gates; at the gates, twelve angels. On
The gates were written names of the twelve tribes
Of Israel. 13 There were three gates each to
The north, south, east, and west. 14 The City wall
Had twelve foundations, and on them were names
Of the Lamb’s twelve apostles, 15 and the angel
Who talked with me had a gold measuring stick
To take measurements of the city, and
Its gates and walls. 16 The city was cube-shaped,
As long as it was wide. He took the rod
And measured: it was fifteen hundred miles
In height and fifteen hundred miles in width.
The length and breadth and height of it were equal.
17 The wall, he measured, too: it was about
Two hundred sixteen feet high.
18 The wall was built of jasper, and the city
Of pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The city wall’s
Foundation stones were inlaid with all kinds
Of precious gems. The first foundation was
Jasper; the second sapphire; the third was
Chalcedony; the fourth was emerald; 20 fifth,
Sardonyx; sixth, carnelian; seventh was
Chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz;
The tenth was chrysoprase, eleventh was
Jacinth; and the twelfth one was amethyst.
21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate created
Out of a single pearl. The city street
Was made with pure gold, like transparent glass.
22 I saw no city temple. The Lord God
Almighty and the Lamb—they are its temple.
23 The city does not need the sun or moon
To shine on it, because God’s glory gives
It light, the Lamb its lamp, 24 and nations saved
Will walk there by its light; earth’s kings will bring
Their riches into it. 25 On no day will
Its gates be shut, for there will be no night.
26 The nations’ splendid treasures will brought
To it, and nothing impure will go in,
27 Nor will immoral or dishonest people,
But in the City will come only those
With such names the Lamb’s Book of Life discloses.