Revelation 21:5

“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he that sate vpon the throne, said, Behold, I make all things new. And hee said vnto me, Write: for these words are true and faithfull.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new. And He *said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he that sitteth on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he saith, Write: for these words are faithful and true.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he who is seated on the high seat said, See, I make all things new. And he said, Put it in the book; for these words are certain and true.
- Basic English Bible

And he that sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he says [to me], Write, for these words are true and faithful.
- Darby Bible

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said to me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
- Webster's Bible

Then He who was seated on the throne said, "I am re-creating all things." And He added, "Write down these words, for they are trustworthy and true."
- Weymouth Bible

He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." He said, "Write, for these words of God are faithful and true."
- World English Bible

And he seide, that sat in the trone, Lo! Y make alle thingis newe. And he seide to me, Write thou, for these wordis ben moost feithful and trewe.
- Wycliffe Bible

And He who is sitting upon the throne said, `Lo, new I make all things; and He saith to me, `Write, because these words are true and stedfast;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 21:5


21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said - Not to St. John only. From the first mention of him that sat upon the throne, #Rev 4:2|, this is the first speech which is expressly ascribed to him. And he - The angel. Saith to me Write - As follows. These sayings are faithful and true - This includes all that went before. The apostle seems again to have ceased writing, being overcome with ecstasy at the voice of him that spake.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:5


Re 21:5 Behold, I make all things new. See PNT "Re 21:1". Write. This is the third time in this book, in addition to the epistles to the churches (Re 2:1,8,12,18 3:1,7,14), where John receives the special command to "write". The other examples are in Re 14:13 19:9. See also Re 1:11,19.

Discussion for Revelation 21

  • LaVonne
    Bible Reader, What is must shortly come to pass? 2 Peter 3:8 One day is as a thousand years,
    a thousand years as one day with the LORD. How can any of these events have happened yet?
    When Christ comes the 2nd time every eye will see him. Rev 1-7 All of Rev is not apocalyptic
    It is not all doom
  • Bible Reader
    Hi LaVonne Re: Pat, I can understand why you might have reason to think these things described have not 'really' happened yet, but what about at the very start of the book where we are told they must shortly come to pass? Also, I don't think you are considering the sort of literature this is, it's apocalyptic. The book is often referred to as the Apocalypse of St. John.
  • LaVonne
    Hi Pat, All believers-saved mankind will be in the first resurrection. The rest of the dead will be
    raised after the 1,000 years are finished. Saved mankind from the first resurrection will reign
    with Christ for that 1,000 years. Rev 20:5,6. I take this scripture literally. Nothing like this has
    happened yet, the 1,000 years are yet to come, after the Tribulation and The Day of the LORD.
  • LaVonne
    Hi Pat, Rev 20 The believers-saved will be in the first resurrection. That is why they are
    blessed
  • JP
    Hi Peggy. It depends on your position on the timing of this prophecy. Some hold that the millennium is still yet to begin. These are usually referred to as Dispensationalists or Futurists. Others that it began at sometime during the first century, close to or not long after John's writing. These as often referred to as Preterists. There are also various other, usually in between, positions.
  • Pat
    confused by Rev. 20 we have not gone thru the thousand years yet? Will the dead rise first, or are they to remain dead a thousand years yet?

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