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

  • A disciple
    Twelve thousand furlongs is 1500 miles, and the wall 216 feet high. Is that 1500 miles on each side? That would be about from San Diego to Calgary in one direction; and from S.D. to Houston in the other; making a total land area of 2,250,000 square miles. Or is it a total 1500 miles all the way around? Otherwise its 375 miles on each side. Anyone have some thoughts about that?
  • Jesse Bryant
    Rev. 21:14 we have to wait for the new heaven and Earth to finally know for sure the answer to one of the great perplexing question​s of the last two thousand years... Was the twelfth apostle indeed Paul or Matthias...
  • Irene123
    Fonz - Of course v. 4 is speaking of heaven; the NEW heaven 'n earth, not this one. Because v. 1 refers to a new heaven and earth - we just refer to the whole of it as heaven.
  • Fonz
    In the verse it says "death will be no more"... Obviously it isn't talking about heaven because there is no death in heaven.it speaks about a new Paradise earth.
  • Willie Rose
    God is real and loving come to God for he has made Jesus our Savior
  • Marshal
    One of my favorite passages is Revelation 21:7. For myself, as saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, this is a three-fold promise: 1) I will inherit all things. 2) God will be my God. 3) I will be God's son.

    This is for eternity. What an amazing thought. If it were able, even time itself would not be able to keep up with God's love to us.

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