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Isaiah 65:17-21 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

A World Renewed

17 [a]See, I am creating new heavens
    and a new earth;
The former things shall not be remembered
    nor come to mind.
18 Instead, shout for joy and be glad forever
    in what I am creating.
Indeed, I am creating Jerusalem to be a joy
    and its people to be a delight;
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem
    and exult in my people.
No longer shall the sound of weeping be heard there,
    or the sound of crying;
20 No longer shall there be in it
    an infant who lives but a few days,
    nor anyone who does not live a full lifetime;
One who dies at a hundred years shall be considered a youth,
    and one who falls short of a hundred shall be thought accursed.
21 They shall build houses and live in them,
    they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit;

Footnotes:

  1. 65:17–18 The new creation (cf. 66:22) is described with apocalyptic exuberance: long life, material prosperity, and so forth. As the former events in 43:18 are to be forgotten, so also the new creation wipes out memory of the first creation.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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