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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Revelation 21:2


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    King James Bible - 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.

    World English Bible

    I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.

    Douay-Rheims - Revelation 21:2

    And I John saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 εγω 1473 ιωαννης 2491 ειδον 1492 5627 την 3588 πολιν 4172 την 3588 αγιαν 40 ιερουσαλημ 2419 καινην 2537 καταβαινουσαν 2597 5723 απο 575 του 3588 θεου 2316 εκ 1537 του 3588 ουρανου 3772 ητοιμασμενην 2090 5772 ως 5613 νυμφην 3565 κεκοσμημενην 2885 5772 τω 3588 ανδρι 435 αυτης 846

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    Re 1:1,4,9

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 21:2

    Y yo Juan vi la santa Ciudad, Jerusaln la nueva, que descendía del cielo, aderezada de Dios, como la esposa ataviada para su marido.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Revelation 21:2

    Verse 2. And I John] The writer of this book; whether the
    evangelist and apostle, or John the Ephesian presbyter, has been long doubted in the Church.

    New Jerusalem] See the notes on Gal. iv. 24-27. This doubtless means the Christian Church in a state of great prosperity and purity; but some think eternal blessedness is intended.

    Coming down from God] It is a maxim of the ancient Jews that both the tabernacle, and the temple, and Jerusalem itself, came down from heaven.

    And in Midrash Hanaalem, Sohar Gen. fol. 69, col. 271, Rab. Jeremias said, "The holy blessed God shall renew the world, and build Jerusalem, and shall cause it to descend from heaven." Their opinion is, that there is a spiritual temple, a spiritual tabernacle, and a spiritual Jerusalem; and that none of these can be destroyed, because they subsist in their spiritual representatives. See Schoettgen.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 2. And I John saw the holy city , etc.] The same with the beloved city in ( Revelation 20:9) the church of God: sometimes the church militant is called a city, of which the saints are now fellow citizens, governed by wholesome laws, and enjoying many privileges; but here the general assembly and church of the firstborn, or all the elect of God, are intended, the whole body and society of them, being as a city, compact together; called holy, not only because set apart to holiness by God the Father, and their sins expiated by the blood of Christ, or because he is made sanctification to them, or because internally sanctified by the Spirit of God, which now is but in part; but because they will be perfectly holy in themselves, without the being of sin in them, or any spot of it on them: and John, for the more strong ascertaining the truth of this vision, expresses his name, who saw it, to whom God sent his angel, and signified to him by these Apocalyptic visions what should be hereafter; though the name is left out in the Alexandrian copy, and in the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions: new Jerusalem ; the church of God, both in the Old and New Testament, is often called Jerusalem, to which its name, which signifies the vision of peace, agrees; it was the city of the great King, whither the tribes went up to worship; it was a free city, and a fortified one: the Gospel church state in its imperfection is called the heavenly Jerusalem, and the Jerusalem above, which is free, and the mother of all; and here the church in its perfect state is called the new Jerusalem, where will be complete peace and prosperity; and which is called new, because it has its seat in the new heaven and new earth: the inhabitants of which will appear in their new and shining robes of immortality and glory; and to distinguish it from the old Jerusalem, and even from the former state of the church; for this will be hatylt the third time that Jerusalem will be built, as say the Jews, namely, in the time of the King Messiah f452 : coming down from God out of heaven ; which designs not the spiritual and heavenly original of the saints, being born from above, on which account the church is called the heavenly Jerusalem; but a local descent of all the saints with Christ from the third heaven into the air, where they will be met by living saints; and their bodies being raised and united to their souls, they will reign with Christ in the new earth: and this is the building which the Jews say God will prepare for the Jerusalem which is above, atjnl , to descend into f453 : prepared as a bride adorned for her husband ; Christ is the husband, or bridegroom, and the church is his spouse, and bride; and in these characters they will both appear at this time, when the marriage between them will be consummated: and the church may be said to be prepared as such, when all the elect of God are gathered in, the number of the saints is perfected; when the good work of grace is finished in them all, and they are all arrayed in the righteousness of Christ: and to be adorned, when not only they are clothed with the robe of righteousness, and garments of salvation, and are beautified with the graces of the Spirit, but also with the bright robes of immortality and glory. The phrase is Jewish, and is to be read exactly as here in the book of Zohar f454 .

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-8 - The new
    heaven and the new earth will not be separate from each other the earth of the saints, their glorified, bodies, will be heavenly. The old world, with all its troubles and tumults, will have passed away There will be no sea; this aptly represents freedom from conflictin passions, temptations, troubles, changes, and alarms; from whatever can divide or interrupt the communion of saints. This new Jerusalem is the church of God in its new and perfect state, the church triumphant. It blessedness came wholly from God, and depends on him. The presence of God with his people in heaven, will not be interrupt as it is on earth he will dwell with them continually. All effects of former troubl shall be done away. They have often been in tears, by reason of sin, or affliction, of the calamities of the church; but no signs, n remembrance of former sorrows shall remain. Christ makes all thing new. If we are willing and desirous that the gracious Redeemer shoul make all things new in order hearts and nature, he will make all thing new in respect of our situation, till he has brought us to enjo complete happiness. See the certainty of the promise. God gives his titles, Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, as a pledge for the full performance. Sensual and sinful pleasures are muddy and poisone waters; and the best earthly comforts are like the scanty supplies of cistern; when idolized, they become broken cisterns, and yield onl vexation. But the joys which Christ imparts are like waters springin from a fountain, pure, refreshing, abundant, and eternal. The sanctifying consolations of the Holy Spirit prepare for heavenl happiness; they are streams which flow for us in the wilderness. The fearful durst not meet the difficulties of religion, their slavish fea came from their unbelief; but those who were so dastardly as not to dare to take up the cross of Christ, were yet so desperate as to ru into abominable wickedness. The agonies and terrors of the first deat will lead to the far greater terrors and agonies of eternal death.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 εγω 1473 ιωαννης 2491 ειδον 1492 5627 την 3588 πολιν 4172 την 3588 αγιαν 40 ιερουσαλημ 2419 καινην 2537 καταβαινουσαν 2597 5723 απο 575 του 3588 θεου 2316 εκ 1537 του 3588 ουρανου 3772 ητοιμασμενην 2090 5772 ως 5613 νυμφην 3565 κεκοσμημενην 2885 5772 τω 3588 ανδρι 435 αυτης 846

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    2. I John. Omit John.

    New Jerusalem. Others join new with coming down, and render corning down new out of heaven.

    A bride. Compare Isa. lxi. 10; lxii. 5.



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