Revelation 21:5

“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he that sate vpon the throne, said, Behold, I make all things new. And hee said vnto me, Write: for these words are true and faithfull.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new. And He *said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he that sitteth on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he saith, Write: for these words are faithful and true.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he who is seated on the high seat said, See, I make all things new. And he said, Put it in the book; for these words are certain and true.
- Basic English Bible

And he that sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he says [to me], Write, for these words are true and faithful.
- Darby Bible

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said to me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
- Webster's Bible

Then He who was seated on the throne said, "I am re-creating all things." And He added, "Write down these words, for they are trustworthy and true."
- Weymouth Bible

He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." He said, "Write, for these words of God are faithful and true."
- World English Bible

And he seide, that sat in the trone, Lo! Y make alle thingis newe. And he seide to me, Write thou, for these wordis ben moost feithful and trewe.
- Wycliffe Bible

And He who is sitting upon the throne said, `Lo, new I make all things; and He saith to me, `Write, because these words are true and stedfast;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 21:5


21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said - Not to St. John only. From the first mention of him that sat upon the throne, #Rev 4:2|, this is the first speech which is expressly ascribed to him. And he - The angel. Saith to me Write - As follows. These sayings are faithful and true - This includes all that went before. The apostle seems again to have ceased writing, being overcome with ecstasy at the voice of him that spake.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:5


Re 21:5 Behold, I make all things new. See PNT "Re 21:1". Write. This is the third time in this book, in addition to the epistles to the churches (Re 2:1,8,12,18 3:1,7,14), where John receives the special command to "write". The other examples are in Re 14:13 19:9. See also Re 1:11,19.

Discussion for Revelation 21

  • A disciple
    Twelve thousand furlongs is 1500 miles, and the wall 216 feet high. Is that 1500 miles on each side? That would be about from San Diego to Calgary in one direction; and from S.D. to Houston in the other; making a total land area of 2,250,000 square miles. Or is it a total 1500 miles all the way around? Otherwise its 375 miles on each side. Anyone have some thoughts about that?
  • Jesse Bryant
    Rev. 21:14 we have to wait for the new heaven and Earth to finally know for sure the answer to one of the great perplexing question​s of the last two thousand years... Was the twelfth apostle indeed Paul or Matthias...
  • 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.

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