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

  • Dewey J
    Jesse, we don't have to wait for that answer Acts 1:25, 26 gives us the biblical account KJV "That he may take part in this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. v26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. Matthias was chosen by the Holy Ghost. Praise God!
  • Ann
    Ernest Foster, when you pray, pray to God the Father, and when you end your pray, say in Jesus' holy name I pray. Amen
  • Cynthia Stubbs
    We had a speaker to come in for Wednesday night Bible study, who had revelation that the New Jerusalem will be within us:vs 2
  • A disciple
    Ernest Foster; the Father isn't jealous if you pray to His Son, but Jesus Himself tells us that the Father Himself loves us, and praying to Him in Jesus' name He hears. The Father is greater than all, and the Son has told us that He Himself is subject to the Father; and that He sits at the right hand of the Father in His throne, interceding for us. Does that help you?
  • A disciple
    Ernest; Its pretty easy to find out what the conversion is for furlongs to miles; 12,000 furlongs is 1500 miles. My only question is whether that is all the way around, or on each side "foursquare." A cubit is 18 inches, or, the length between your inner elbow to the end of your middle finger. So the wall being 144 cubits is 216 feet high and the length of each side of the city probably 375 miles.
  • Thelma taylor
    who do you pray to Jesus he the one who give you all power in the name of Jesus he give you power over sickness demon but haft to be strong in the Lord and you haft to use the right word for your word have meaning

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