Revelation 21:3

“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I heard a great voice out of heauen, saying, Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with men, and he wil dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himselfe shalbe with them, and be their God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, `and be' their God:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there came to my ears a great voice out of the high seat, saying, See, the Tent of God is with men, and he will make his living-place with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them, and be their God.
- Basic English Bible

And I heard a loud voice out of the heaven, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he shall tabernacle with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, their God.
- Darby Bible

And I heard a great voice out of heaven, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them, and be their God.
- Webster's Bible

And I heard a loud voice, which came from the throne, say, "God's dwelling place is among men and He will dwell among them and they shall be His peoples. Yes, God Himself will be among them.
- Weymouth Bible

I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, "Behold, God's dwelling is with people, and he will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
- World English Bible

And Y herde a greet vois fro the trone, seiynge, Lo! the tabernacle of God is with men, and he schal dwelle with hem; and thei schulen be his puple, and he God with hem schal be her God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I heard a great voice out of the heaven, saying, `Lo, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and He will tabernacle with them, and they shall be His peoples, and God Himself shall be with them -- their God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 21:3


21:3 They shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God - So shall the covenant between God and his people be executed in the most glorious manner.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:3


Re 21:3 Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men. Of old the Shekinah, the emblem of God's presence, dwelt in the tabernacle between the Cherubim. In this glorious city of the future, God shall make his tabernacle and dwell with men. They shall recognize his presence, his protection, his fatherly and omnipotent care over them.

Discussion for Revelation 21

  • Bible Reader JP
    LaVonne. Firstly, may peace be with you. Secondly, I haven't referred to any specialist literature on this, but couldn't it be that the 'day of the Lord' referred to in 2nd Peter 3, which is what you are referring to, could be taken and understood as a day so bad that it seemingly went on as if almost forever? Again, I'm trying to stress the use of apocalyptic language here. May God bless you.
  • 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.
  • LaVonne
    Bible Reader, What is must shortly come to pass? 2 Peter 3:8 One day is as a thousand years,
    a thousand years as one day with the LORD. How can any of these events have happened yet?
    When Christ comes the 2nd time every eye will see him. Rev 1-7 All of Rev is not apocalyptic
    It is not all doom
  • 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.
  • LaVonne
    Hi Pat, All believers-saved mankind will be in the first resurrection. The rest of the dead will be
    raised after the 1,000 years are finished. Saved mankind from the first resurrection will reign
    with Christ for that 1,000 years. Rev 20:5,6. I take this scripture literally. Nothing like this has
    happened yet, the 1,000 years are yet to come, after the Tribulation and The Day of the LORD.
  • LaVonne
    Hi Pat, Rev 20 The believers-saved will be in the first resurrection. That is why they are
    blessed

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