Psalm 148 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Praise for God’s Universal Glory
1 Praise the Lord!
3 Praise him, sun and moon;
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
9 Mountains and all hills,
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples,
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
Isaiah 54:1-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Eternal Covenant of Peace
54 Sing, O barren one who did not bear;
4 Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed;
9 This is like the days of Noah to me:
11 O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted,
Revelation 21:1-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The New Heaven and the New Earth
21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
“See, the home[a] of God is among mortals.
5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.