65:17 new heavens and a new earth. This prophecy awaits the Second Coming of Christ (2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:1). In the meantime through faith the saints experience in part the blessing of the age to come (42:9; 43:19 and notes). See “Heaven” at Rev. 21:1.
the former. The adversities and disgrace brought on by sin (41:22 note).