|Revelation 21||Cross References|
|a new heaven and a new earth||Revelation 21:1
And I saw a new heaven and a new
earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
2 Peter 3:13
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
|no more sea||Revelation 21:1
there was no more sea.
the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee
|the holy city||Revelation 21:2
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
|God will dwell with men||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.
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
|mourning sorrow to end||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.
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
|all things new||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.
Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
|Alpha and Omega||Revelation 21:6
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
|the water of life||Revelation 21:6
I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth out of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters:
|an inheritance||Revelation 21:7
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
|the second death||Revelation 21:8
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
|the bride of the Lamb||Revelation 21:9
And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
“Rev. 21:9-22:5 further interprets the yet future fulfillment of Ezekiel by collapsing temple, city and land into one end-time picture portraying the one reality of God’s communion with his people. This identification is apparently based on Ezekiel’s own identification of temple, city and land as representing the same truth, though Ezekiel never collapses the three explicitly in the reductionistic manner that Rev. 21.9-22.5 does. Ezekiel explains the consummate inheritance of land and the final sanctuary to be indications of God’s ‘everlasting covenant of peace’ in which his ‘dwelling place also will be with’ Israel (Ezek. 37.25-28; so also 43.7 with respect to the significance of the temple). And the concluding statement of the Ezekiel 40-48 vision likewise interprets the ultimate meaning of the renovated city to be God’s presence with his people: cf 48.35, ‘the name of the city from that day [will be], “the Lord is there”‘. – Beale, John’s use of the OT. in Rev., p. 77.
|the New Jerusalem||Revelation 21:10
And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
|God’s glory is present in the holy city||Revelation 21:11
Having the glory of God:
the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
|light of the city||Revelation 21:11
and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
|the wall||Revelation 21:12
And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein:
For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.
|gates in the wall||Revelation 21:13
On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi.
And at the east side four thousand and five hundred: and three gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan.
And at the south side four thousand and five hundred measures: and three gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun.
At the west side four thousand and five hundred, with their three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.
|12 apostles||Revelation 21:14
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
|golden reed||Revelation 21:15
And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man’s hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.
|12,000 furlongs||Revelation 21:16
And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
|144 cubits||Revelation 21:17
And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
|gold like glass||Revelation 21:18
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl:
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
|the city is pure gold||Revelation 21:21
the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.
|God is their temple||Revelation 21:22
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
But he spake of the temple of his body.
|no need of the sun||Revelation 21:23
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it:
Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
|God is the light||Revelation 21:23
for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
|the saved are in it||Revelation 21:24
And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it:
thou shalt call thy walls Salvation
|kings bring their glory and honour||Revelation 21:24
and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.
Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.
|its gates are always open||Revelation 21:25
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day:
Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night;
|no night there||Revelation 21:25
for there shall be no night there.
Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself:
|the glory of the nations is brought in||Revelation 21:26
And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee
I will glorify the house of my glory.
|in Jerusalem there is safety||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.
But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;
Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.
Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever
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