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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1A new heaven and a new earth.
10The heavenly Jerusalem, with a full description thereof.
23She needs no sun, the glory of God being her light.
24The kings of the earth bring their riches unto her.
 
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Chapter 21

Verse 1
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.


a new
5; Isaiah 65:17-19; 66:22; 2 Peter 3:13
for
20:11
and there
13:1; Isaiah 27:1; 57:20; Daniel 7:3

Verse 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.
I
1:1,4,9
the holy
3:12; Psalms 48:1-3; 87:3; Isaiah 1:21; 52:1; Jeremiah 31:23; Hebrews 11:10; 12:22; Hebrews 13:14
coming
10; Galatians 4:25,26
as
19:7,8; Psalms 45:9-14; Isaiah 54:5; 61:10; 62:4; John 3:29; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:25-27,30-32

Verse 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.
a great
10:4,8; 12:10
Behold
7:15; Leviticus 26:11,12; 1 Kings 8:27; 2 Chronicles 6:18; Isaiah 12:6; Ezekiel 37:27; 43:7; John 1:14; 14:23; 2 Corinthians 6:16
they shall
7; Genesis 17:7,8; Jeremiah 31:33; 32:38; Zechariah 13:9; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Hebrews 8:10; 11:16
God himself
Zechariah 8:8

Verse 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.
God shall
7:17; Isaiah 25:8
no
20:14; 22:3; Isaiah 25:8; Hosea 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:26,54-58; Hebrews 2:14,15
neither sorrow
Isaiah 30:19; 35:10; 60:20; 61:3; 65:18,19; Jeremiah 31:13
the former
1; Psalms 144:4; Matthew 24:35; 1 Corinthians 7:31; 2 Corinthians 6:17; 2 Peter 3:10; 1 John 2:17

Verse 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.
that sat
4:2,9; 5:1; 20:11
Behold
Isaiah 42:9; 43:19; 2 Corinthians 5:17
Write
1:11,19
these
19:9

Verse 6
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
It is
16:17
I am
1:8,11,17; 22:13
I will
7:17; 22:17; Isaiah 12:3; 55:1-3; John 4:10,14; 7:37,38
the fountain
Psalms 36:9; Jeremiah 2:13; Joel 3:18
freely
Hosea 14:4; Romans 3:24; 8:32; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:5,12,21; 1 John 5:4,5

Verse 7
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
overcometh
2:11,17,25
inherit
1 Samuel 2:8; Proverbs 3:35; Isaiah 65:9; Matthew 19:29; 25:34; Mark 10:17; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; 1 Peter 1:3,4; 3:9
all things
or, these things. and I.
3; Zechariah 8:8; Romans 8:15-17; Hebrews 8:10; 1 John 3:1-3

Verse 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 fearful
Deuteronomy 20:8; Judges 7:3; Isaiah 51:12; 57:11; Matthew 8:26; 10:28; Luke 12:4-9; John 12:42,43; 1 Peter 3:14,15; 1 John 5:4,5,10
and the
22:15; Malachi 3:5; 1 Corinthians 6:9,10; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:5,6; 1 Timothy 1:9,10; Hebrews 12:24; 13:4; 1 John 3:15
and idolaters
1 Corinthians 10:20,21
and all
2:2; Proverbs 19:5,9; Isaiah 9:15; John 8:44; 2 Thessalonians 2:9; 1 Timothy 4:2; 1 John 2:22
the lake
19:20; 20:14,15
which is
20:14

Verse 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.
which
15:1-7; 16:1-17
the Lamb's
2; 19:7

Verse 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,
he carried
1:10; 4:2; 17:3; 1 Kings 18:12; 2 Kings 2:16; Ezekiel 3:14; 8:3; 11:1,24; 40:1-3; Acts 8:39; 2 Corinthians 12:2-4
that
2; Ezekiel 40:1-49; 48:15-22

Verse 11
Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
the glory
22,23; 22:5; Isaiah 4:5; 60:1,2,19,20; Ezekiel 48:35
her
19; Ezekiel 1:26; 28:13,14,16
clear
18; 4:6; 22:1; Job 28:17; Ezekiel 1:22

Verse 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:
a wall
17-20; Ezra 9:9; Nehemiah 12:27; Psalms 51:18; 122:7
twelve gates
21,25; Isaiah 54:12; 60:18; Ezekiel 48:31-34
twelve angels
Matthew 18:10; Luke 15:10; 16:22; Hebrews 1:14
and names
7:4-8; Numbers 2:2-32; Acts 26:7

Verse 13
On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
Ezekiel 48:31-34

Verse 14
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
foundations
19-21; Isaiah 54:11; Hebrews 11:10
and in
18:20; Matthew 10:2-4; 16:18; 1 Corinthians 3:10,11; Galatians 2:9; Ephesians 2:20; 3:5; 4:11; Jude 1:17

Verse 15
And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
a golden
11:1,2; Exodus 40:3-5; Ezekiel 41:1-5; Zechariah 2:1

Verse 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.
four square
Ezekiel 48:17,18,20,35
twelve
Ezekiel 48:8-19

Verse 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.
an
7:4; 14:3

Verse 18
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
was of
11,19
like
11,21

Verse 19
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 foundations
Job 28:16-19; Proverbs 3:15; Isaiah 54:11,12
sapphire
Exodus 28:17-21; 29:10-14

Verse 20
The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
20

Verse 21
And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
the twelve
12; 17:4; Matthew 13:45,46
every several
pure
18; 17:4; 18:16; 22:2; 1 Kings 6:20; Isaiah 60:17,18
as it
11,18

Verse 22
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
I saw
4,5; 1 Kings 8:27; 2 Chronicles 2:6; 6:18; Isaiah 66:1; John 4:23
the Lord
1:8; 4:8; 11:17; 15:3; 16:7,14; 19:15
the Lamb
John 2:19-21; 10:30; Colossians 1:19; 2:9; Hebrews 9:1-12

Verse 23
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
the city
11; 22:5; Isaiah 24:23; 60:19,20
for
11; 18:1; Isaiah 2:10,19,21; Habakkuk 3:3; Matthew 16:27; Mark 8:38; John 17:24; Acts 22:11
the Lamb
Luke 2:32; John 1:4,9,14,18; 5:23

Verse 24
And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
the nations
22:2; Deuteronomy 32:43; Psalms 22:27; Isaiah 2:2; 52:15; 55:5,10; 66:12,18; Jeremiah 4:2; Zechariah 2:11; 8:22,23; Romans 15:10-12,16,26
walk
Isaiah 2:5
the kings
Psalms 72:10,11; Isaiah 60:3-10,13; 66:11,12

Verse 25
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
the gates
Isaiah 60:11
for
22:5; Isaiah 60:20; Zechariah 14:7

Verse 26
And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
the glory
24

Verse 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.
there
Leviticus 13:46; Numbers 5:3; 12:15; Psalms 101:8; Isaiah 35:8; 52:1; 60:21; Joel 3:17; Matthew 13:41; 1 Corinthians 6:9,10; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:5; Hebrews 12:14
worketh
17:4,5
or maketh
8; 22:14,15
they
3:5; 13:8; 20:12,15; Philippians 4:3


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 21". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=re&chapter=021>.  

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