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

  • BSP
    Verse 5: Jehovah God has promised that he will soon make all things new and in the Bible we find the many promises written down so that we can have hope.
  • 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!

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