Revelation 21:2

“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I Iohn saw the holy City, new Hierusalem comming down from God out of heauen, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven of God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I saw the holy town, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, like a bride made beautiful for her husband.
- Basic English Bible

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of the heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
- Darby Bible

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
- Webster's Bible

And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God and made ready like a bride attired to meet her husband.
- Weymouth Bible

I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.
- World English Bible

And Y Joon say the hooli citee Jerusalem, newe, comynge doun fro heuene, maad redi of God, as a wijf ourned to hir hosebonde.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I, John, saw the holy city -- new Jerusalem -- coming down from God out of the heaven, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 21:2


21:2 And I saw the holy city - The new heaven, the new earth, and the new Jerusalem, are closely connected. This city is wholly new, belonging not to this world, not to the millennium, but to eternity. This appears from the series of the vision, the magnificence of the description, and the opposition of this city to the second death, #Rev 20:11|,12; 21:1,2,5,8,9; 22:5. Coming down - In the very act of descending.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:2


Re 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem. The glorified and heavenly Church, pure and beautiful as a bride prepared for the bridegroom. This chapter presents a vision of the final condition of the redeemed and triumphant church. The vision points out the contrast between the beginning and the final condition of our race. The career of man began in a garden, the fitting home of a race few in numbers. It ends, as revealed by the prophet, in a city, the home where multitudes gather. Of this city Jerusalem was a type. The redeemed and holy Church, washed by the Savior's blood, and obedient to his will as a faithful bride to her husband, is the new Jerusalem.

Discussion for Revelation 21

  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Mark 12:24-26- we will be like angels(spiritual bodies) and will know, and love those we did. God wouldn't take that from us, but life and relationships will be different from what we comprehend. We can't. Carnal (flesh) thought will be replaced with righteous understanding and pure love, like God's for us (in Heb. called HABAB) It'll be beautiful to say the least.
  • Irene123
    To Priscilla on Rev.21 -- Read Acts ch. 2, but PRAY first for Jesus to open your (spiritual) eyes. Take note of vs. 37-38.
  • Curt
    As far as gender in heaven, Paul taught the saints in Corinth that "ye shall be my sons and daughters" (2 Corinthians 6:18). This is very similar to what these verses teach and demonstrate that gender is consistent with what we experience on earth. There will be Sons and Daughters.
  • BB
    Mike Kim, that is a very interesting subject. Rev. 21:7 indicates exactly what you said. I have often considered and wondered the answer to the gender question as it will be in heaven. I tend to think there will be no gender difference between us as spiritual beings but still wonder. We will be like him!
  • Priscilla
    Well,, I'm thinking these chapter are talking about who will enter heaven,, am i right or wrong????seeking help
  • JJ
    Male or female distinction is not made. Those who have a heavenly hope await "release from their bodies" Romans 8:23, resurrected as spirit sons of God. And those that will live on paradise on earth (Psalm 37:11), will have earthly human, male/female bodies.

    2 Peter 3:13 "But there are a new heaven and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise..."

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