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

  • Julzlie
    I love to see the House of my God it is made of FureGold, and we can walk to the transparent Glass........read acts 2: 38 then peter said unto them repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins and yea shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. mark 16:16 He that Believeth and is Baptized shall be save ; but he that believeth not shall be domned.
  • A disciple
    "He that overcomes shall inherit all things and I will be his God, and he shall be my son." When the Lord Jesus began to teach His disciples about the kingdom of heaven He was expounding on the same things as He was preaching in the Synagogues all across the Country. He was the Glad Tidings of Salvation come in the flesh, to give His life a ransom and save us from our sins and to teach us by word and example what we must do in order to be found worthy of really and finally obtaining the benefit. "If ye love me, keep my commandments and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever even the Spirit of truth.." We who believe in Jesus, love Him and we work out our salvation with fear and trembling, to stay true to Him, and to be a light for others to see Jesus in us. God made us to be His children. Sin has polluted our conscience, marred the image of God in our character, and made us unfit for His presence. Sin brought us death, and works out death in us. The Lord Jesus Christ was manifested to take away our sins and reconcile us to God and has given us His Spirit into our hearts to help us do the work of changing into that man or woman after God's own heart, as He originally intended for us to be.
  • I AM
    Behold, I make all things new.
  • Lilian
    HE THAT OVERCOMETH SHALL INHERIT ALL THINGS AND I WILL BE HIS GOD AND HE SHALL BE MY SON. THANK YOU ABBA FATHER FOR GIVING JESUS TO US TO GIVE US LIFE IN ABUNDANCE THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN HIM I WILL WORSHIP AND PRAISE ONLY FOR HE IS WORTHY AMEN
  • 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

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