Revelation 21:27

“And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoeuer worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lambes booke of life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and there shall in no wise enter into it anything unclean, or he that maketh an abomination and a lie: but only they that are written in the Lamb's book of life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And nothing unclean may come into it, or anyone whose works are cursed or false; but only those whose names are in the Lamb's book of life.
- Basic English Bible

And nothing common, nor that maketh an abomination and a lie, shall at all enter into it; but those only who [are] written in the book of life of the Lamb.
- Darby Bible

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie; but they who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
- Webster's Bible

And no unclean thing shall ever enter it, nor any one who is guilty of base conduct or tells lies, but only they whose names stand recorded in the Lamb's Book of Life.
- Weymouth Bible

There will in no way enter into it anything profane, or one who causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
- World English Bible

Nether ony man defoulid, and doynge abhominacioun and leesyng, schal entre in to it; but thei that ben writun in the book of lijf and of the lomb.
- Wycliffe Bible

and there may not at all enter into it any thing defiling and doing abomination, and a lie, but -- those written in the scroll of the life of the Lamb.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 21:27


21:27 Common - That is. unholy. But those who are written in the Lamb's book of life - True, holy, persevering believers. This blessedness is enjoyed by those only; and, as such, they are registered among them who are to inherit eternal life.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:27


Re 21:27 There shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth. Nothing sinful or unclean shall ever enter, "neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life".

Discussion for Revelation 21

  • 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.
  • Irene123
    People need to quit worrying about when the dead will rise and before or after this 'n that - and look to their own salvation.
  • Bible Reader
    Hi LaVonne Re: Pat, I can understand why you might have reason to think these things described have not 'really' happened yet, but what about at the very start of the book where we are told they must shortly come to pass? Also, I don't think you are considering the sort of literature this is, it's apocalyptic. The book is often referred to as the Apocalypse of St. John.

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