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.
The city has no need for the sun or moon to shine, for the very glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
The nations will walk in its light. The kings of the earth bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.
Its gates will in no way be shut by day (for there will be no night there),
and they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it so that they may enter.
There will in no way enter into it anything profane, or one who causes an abomination or a lie,
but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
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.