Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God shall wipe away all teares from their eyes: and there shall bee no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there bee any more paine: for the former things are passed away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be {any} death; there will no longer be {any} mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more: the first things are passed away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he will put an end to all their weeping; and there will be no more death, or sorrow, or crying, or pain; for the first things have come to an end.
- Basic English Bible

And he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall not exist any more, nor grief, nor cry, nor distress shall exist any more, for the former things have passed away.
- Darby Bible

And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things have passed away.
- Webster's Bible

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death shall be no more; nor sorrow, nor wail of woe, nor pain; for the first things have passed away."
- Weymouth Bible

He will wipe away from them every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. The first things have passed away."
- World English Bible

And God schal wipe awei ech teer fro the iyen of hem; and deth schal no more be, nether mornyng, nether criyng, nether sorewe schal be ouer; whiche `firste thingis wenten awei.
- Wycliffe Bible

and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and the death shall not be any more, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor shall there be any more pain, because the first things did go away.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 21:4


21:4 And death shall be no more - This is a full proof that this whole description belongs not to time, but eternity. Neither shall sorrow, or crying, or pain, be any more: for the former things are gone away - Under the former heaven, and upon the former earth, there was death and sorrow, crying and pain; all which occasioned many tears: but now pain and sorrow are fled away, and the saints have everlasting life and joy.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:4


Re 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. No sorrow or travail of any kind shall ever enter within the walls of the city. The cry of anguish shall never be uttered, hearts shall never be broken, no tear shall ever dim the eye, and, most glorious of all, death shall be unknown. Death began his sway when man was expelled from Paradise; he ends it when the final judgment condemns Satan, death and hades to enter the lake of fire. The new Jerusalem will be painless, tearless, deathless, because it will be a sinless city. "The former things have passed away".

Discussion for Revelation 21:4

  • Dear Jesus, I don 't want to go to this terrible place called hell. Dear Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner in need of the blood of Jesus Christ to save me from eternal hell fire. Dear Jesus, please forgive me for all my sins. Dear Jesus, please come into my heart and save me. Dear Jesus, please wash away all my sins with your precious blood that you shed on the cross for me and for the whole world. Thank you Jesus for saving me. Amen. I don 't tell you this to be rude, but to try and tell you about the great love that God has for you through the Lord Jesus Christ and HOW to get saved. If you are not saved, then I would venture to say that I am probably the first person to ever tell you how to be saved. For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son The Lord Jesus Christ , that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish In Hell fire , but have everlasting life In Heaven with Jesus . If you refuse to do this then by your own decision you CHOOSE eternal hellfire. That is what God says in the Bible. I 'm sure that you know that no Church can save you, no Pope can save you, no priest can save you. I hope and pray that you are already a born again Christian.
  • MockingBird for verse 4
    In this life there is , death , sorrow , crying , pain : I believe that the tears God will wipe away is tears of sorrow that we I have not a reward in that I thought I would have. Tears of when I disobeyed God and do not get a reward : Lose : But no lose of reaching heaven . There are degrees of reward in heaven as well there are degrees of reward in Hell. We will get what we worked for . Payday is coming !!!
  • so much pains and sorrows, even fear and worries and answer that will never come. Is there really life after this? A life that is full of life. Hang your hope to the One who promised. We cannot see Him now but Trust. Hold on fellow believers
  • Ojo Vincent for verse 4
    when one sees the mansion he would have occupied in heaven and sees why he misses it for a lesser one, such a believer will weep. though he made it to heaven but when he saw the crown he should have won and sees the untenable reason why he misses it, he will weep and God will wipe away such people tears. thank you
  • Michelle for verse 4
    Just lost my son to suicide on December 28, 2014. This passage has given me peace. We don 't know why and I am sure we never will. But to know he is not suffering or in pain helps me go forward.
  • There has never been death mourning or outcry in heaven so obviously Rev.21:4 is referring to life on earth, after Armegaddon when this old wicked world will no longer be, at that time no more death mourning nor outcry because we will then be living on a Paradise earth according to Gods orininal purpose in the bible book of Genesis. So those who have died are in their graves according to Ecclesiastes 9:5, waiting for the ressurection according to John 5:28,29 where they will awaken with a perfect body,to live on earth free from sickness, crime ,violence ect... That is what the bible really teaches.