Revelation 21:23

“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the citie had no need of the Sunne, neither of the Moone to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lambe is the light thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp {is} the Lamb.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine upon it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp thereof `is' the Lamb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the town has no need of the sun, or of the moon, to give it light: for the glory of God did make it light, and the light of it is the Lamb.
- Basic English Bible

And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon, that they should shine for it; for the glory of God has enlightened it, and the lamp thereof [is] the Lamb.
- Darby Bible

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God enlightened it, and the Lamb is the light of it.
- Webster's Bible

Nor has the city any need of the sun or of the moon, to give it light; for the glory of God has shone upon it and its lamp is the Lamb.
- Weymouth Bible

The city has no need for the sun, neither of the moon, to shine, for the very glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
- World English Bible

And the citee hath no nede of sunne, nethir moone, that thei schyne in it; for the clerete of God schal liytne it; and the lomb is the lanterne of it.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they may shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp of it [is] the Lamb;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 21:23


21:23 The glory of God - Infinitely brighter than the shining of the sun.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:23


Re 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon. Night never settles down to shut out its splendor, and eternal light, springing from the brightness of God and the Lamb, precludes the need of a sun or moon.

Discussion for Revelation 21

  • 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
  • Ernest Foster
    WILL YOU PLEASE TELL ME////IN FEET OR MILE,S HOW LARGE GOD CITY IS.//// AND MOST OF MY LIFE I HAVE BEEN PRAYING TO JESUS////WHO SHOULD I PRAY TO ? PLEASE TELL ME.//I KNOW JESUS SAYS THE WAY TO THE FATHER IS THOUGH HIM.

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