I heard a loud voice shout from the throne:
God’s home is now with his people.
He will live with them, and they will be his own.
Yes, God will make his home among his people.
He will wipe all tears from their eyes,
and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain.
These things of the past are gone forever.
Then the one sitting on the throne said: I am making everything new.
Write down what I have said. My words are true and can be trusted.
Everything is finished! I am Alpha and Omega,
the beginning and the end.
I will freely give water from the life-giving fountain
to everyone who is thirsty.