Revelation 21:1

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I saw a new heauen, and a new earth: for the first heauen, and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer {any} sea.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth are passed away; and the sea is no more.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were gone; and there was no more sea.
- Basic English Bible

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea exists no more.
- Darby Bible

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away; and there was no more sea.
- Webster's Bible

And I saw a new Heaven and a new earth; for the first Heaven and the first earth were gone, and the sea no longer exists.
- Weymouth Bible

I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away, and the sea is no more.
- World English Bible

And Y sai newe heuene and newe erthe; for the firste heuene and the firste erthe wenten awei, and the see is not now.
- Wycliffe Bible

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth did pass away, and the sea is not any more;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 21:1


21:1 And I saw - So it runs, #Rev 19:11|, 20:1,4,11, in a succession. All these several representations follow one another in order: so the vision reaches into eternity. A new heaven and a new earth - After the resurrection and general judgment. St. John is not now describing a flourishing state of the church, but a new and eternal state of all things. For the first heaven and the first earth - Not only the lowest part of heaven, not only the solar system, but the whole ethereal heaven, with all its host, whether of planets or fixed stars, #Isai 34:4 Matt 24:29|. All the former things will be done away, that all may become new, verses #4|,5, 2Peter 3:10,12. Are passed away - But in the fourth verse it is said, are gone away. There the stronger word is used; for death, mourning, and sorrow go away all together: the former heaven and earth only pass away, giving place to the new heaven and the new earth.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:1


Re 21:1 The New Jerusalem SUMMARY OF REVELATION 21: The New Heaven and New Earth. The Bride, the Lamb's Wife. The City Coming Down Out of Heaven. Its Walls, Gates, Foundation. The City of Gold and Gates of Pearl. The Light of the City. Its Holiness. I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The Scriptures both of the Old and New Testament point to the destruction of the old earth when the Lord comes to judgment. See 2Pe 3:10. It is to undergo a purification and a renewal to fit it for the home of the saints in glory. The "old heavens and earth", which I understand to comprehend the old world and its order, so sadly out of joint, pass away at the time of the great judgment, and the old state of things shall be succeeded by a new order, both physical and moral. And there was no more sea. "And the sea is no more" (Revised Version). Whether this is to be understood literally, or whether it means that there shall be no barriers between the peoples, such as the sea interposes, is not certain.

Discussion for Revelation 21:1

  • I think wen a person die de past pass and de new cums. Dt is eternal life after resurection
  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 1
    The New Heaven, and the New Earth will come after the 1000 year reign of the Messiah on the Earth, then the devil will be set free from the abyss for a short time to deceive the nations. God will bring fire down to destroy them. After this the Devil will be cast into the Lake of fire with the Antichrist, and false prophet. Next the second resurrection of all unbelievers, then the White Thrown Judgment takes place, and all those whose names are not written in the Lamb's book of life will be cast into the lake of fire prepared for the Devil, and his angels. We don't know how long after this, but II Peter 3 tells about the New Heavens, and Earth. Jesus will rule, and His Kingdom shall have no end. The New Jerusalem will come down from heaven, and the tabernacle of God will be with man. Just as Jesus said blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. There will be perfect holiness to God forever.
  • I have studied chapter 19,20,21 many times .It is very good. But i need a clarification. Please explain.In bible it is said that a new earth and new heaven will come made up of gold, pearls,precious stones etc. I like to know whether this type of new earth comes when the son of man arrives as a second coming and judging the world (or)whether this type of new earth comes after 1000 years of gods rule when latter the Satan will be loosened and then sent in to fire lake?
  • Andi meekcold for verse 1
    Great true word of God
  • I believe in Revelation that all that will happened when Christ will return on this earth. Remember John is saying these are true and amen.

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