Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn on the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene ◆ and the other Mary came to see the tomb.
Behold, there was a great earthquake,
for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky and came and rolled away the stone from the door and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men. The angel answered the women, “Don’t be afraid,
for I know that you seek Jesus, who has been crucified.
He is not here, for he has risen, just like he said. Come, see the place where the Lord was lying.
He showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street.
On this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month.
The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
There will be no curse any more. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it,
and his servants will serve him.
They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
There will be no night, and they need no lamp light or sun light; for the Lord God will illuminate them. They will reign forever and ever.