(A)Now the Lord of armies will prepare a [a]lavish banquet for (B)all peoples on this mountain;
A banquet of [b]aged wine, [c]choice pieces with marrow,
And [d]refined, aged wine.
And on this mountain He will destroy the [e](C)covering which is over all peoples,
The veil which is [f]stretched over all nations.
He will [g](D)swallow up death for all time,
And the Lord [h]God will (E)wipe tears away from all faces,
And He will remove the (F)disgrace of His people from all the earth;
For the Lord has spoken.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 25:6 Lit feast of fat things; i.e., abundance
  2. Isaiah 25:6 Lit wine on the lees
  3. Isaiah 25:6 Lit fat pieces
  4. Isaiah 25:6 Lit wine refined on the lees
  5. Isaiah 25:7 Lit face of the covering
  6. Isaiah 25:7 Lit woven
  7. Isaiah 25:8 I.e., destroy
  8. Isaiah 25:8 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord

10 And (A)the redeemed of the Lord will return
And come to Zion with joyful shouting,
And everlasting joy will be on their heads.
They will obtain gladness and joy,
And (B)sorrow and sighing will flee away.

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11 And the (A)redeemed of the Lord will return
And come to Zion with joyful shouting,
And (B)everlasting joy will be on their heads.
They will obtain gladness and joy,
And (C)sorrow and sighing will flee away.

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New Heavens and a New Earth

17 “For behold, I create (A)new heavens and a new earth;
And the (B)former things will not be remembered or come to [a]mind.

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  1. Isaiah 65:17 Lit heart

17 for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their (A)shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the [a](B)water of life; and (C)God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

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  1. Revelation 7:17 Lit waters

The New Heaven and Earth

21 Then I saw (A)a new heaven and a new earth; for (B)the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw (C)the holy city, (D)new Jerusalem, (E)coming down out of heaven from God, (F)prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, (G)the tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will (H)dwell among them, and they shall be His [a]people, and God Himself will be among them[b], and He will (I)wipe away every tear from their eyes; and (J)there will no longer be any death; (K)there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; (L)the first things have passed away.”

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  1. Revelation 21:3 Lit peoples
  2. Revelation 21:3 One early ms adds, as their God

The River and the Tree of Life

22 And (A)he showed me a (B)river of the (C)water of life, [a]clear (D)as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of [b]the Lamb, in the middle of (E)its street. (F)On either side of the river was (G)the tree of life, bearing twelve [c]kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (H)There will no longer be any curse; and (I)the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will (J)serve Him; they will (K)see His face, and His (L)name will be on their (M)foreheads. And (N)there will no longer be any night; and they [d]will not have need (O)of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illuminate them; and they will (P)reign forever and ever.

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  1. Revelation 22:1 Lit bright
  2. Revelation 22:1 Or the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was
  3. Revelation 22:2 Or crops of fruit
  4. Revelation 22:5 Lit do not have