On this mountain(A) the Lord Almighty will prepare
    a feast(B) of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
    the best of meats and the finest of wines.(C)
On this mountain he will destroy
    the shroud(D) that enfolds all peoples,(E)
the sheet that covers all nations;
    he will swallow up death(F) forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears(G)
    from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace(H)
    from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.(I)

In that day(J) they will say,

“Surely this is our God;(K)
    we trusted(L) in him, and he saved(M) us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
    let us rejoice(N) and be glad in his salvation.”(O)

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A New Heaven and a New Earth

21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a](A) for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,(B) and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City,(C) the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,(D) prepared as a bride(E) beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them.(F) They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.(G) ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes.(H) There will be no more death’[b](I) or mourning or crying or pain,(J) for the old order of things has passed away.”(K)

He who was seated on the throne(L) said, “I am making everything new!”(M) Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”(N)

He said to me: “It is done.(O) I am the Alpha and the Omega,(P) the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost(Q) from the spring of the water of life.(R)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 21:1 Isaiah 65:17
  2. Revelation 21:4 Isaiah 25:8

32 When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”(A)

33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved(B) in spirit and troubled.(C) 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked.

“Come and see, Lord,” they replied.

35 Jesus wept.(D)

36 Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”(E)

37 But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man(F) have kept this man from dying?”(G)

Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead

38 Jesus, once more deeply moved,(H) came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.(I) 39 “Take away the stone,” he said.

“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”(J)

40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe,(K) you will see the glory of God?”(L)

41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up(M) and said, “Father,(N) I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here,(O) that they may believe that you sent me.”(P)

43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”(Q) 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen,(R) and a cloth around his face.(S)

Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

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