New Heavens and a New Earth

Isaiah 65

17 "For behold, k I create new heavens
and a new earth,
and the former things shall not be remembered
or come into mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
in that which I create;
for behold, l I create Jerusalem to be a joy,
and her people to be a gladness.
19 m I will rejoice in Jerusalem
and be glad in my people;
n no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping
and the cry of distress.
20 No more shall there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not fill out his days,
for o the young man shall die a hundred years old,
and p the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 q They shall build houses and inhabit them;
they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 q They shall not build and another inhabit;
they shall not plant and another eat;
r for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
and my chosen shall long enjoy 1 the work of their hands.
23 s They shall not labor in vain
t or bear children for calamity, 2
for u they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord,
and their descendants with them.
24 v Before they call I will answer;
w while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25 x The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;
the lion shall eat straw like the ox,
and y dust shall be the serpent's food.
z They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain,"
says the Lord.

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 66:22
    For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make shall remain before me, says the Lord, so shall your offspring and your name remain.
    2 Peter 3:13
    But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
    Revelation 21:1
    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. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:7
    For thus says the Lord : "Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, 'O Lord, save your people, the remnant of Israel.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 62:5
    For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.
    Isaiah 66:10
    Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 35:10
    And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
    Revelation 21:4
    He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
  5. Cross References
    Proverbs 3:2
    For length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
  6. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 8:12
    Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I know that it will be well with those who fear God, because they fear before him.
  7. Cross References
    Ezekiel 28:26
    And they shall dwell securely in it, and they shall build houses and plant vineyards. They shall dwell securely, when I execute judgments upon all their neighbors who have treated them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.
    Deuteronomy 28:30
    You shall betroth a wife, but another man shall ravish her. You shall build a house, but you shall not dwell in it. You shall plant a vineyard, but you shall not enjoy its fruit.
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 65:21
    They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 92:12 - 14
    The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 49:4
    But I said, "I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the Lord, and my recompense with my God.
  11. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:41
    You shall father sons and daughters, but they shall not be yours, for they shall go into captivity.
  12. Cross References
    Isaiah 61:9
    Their offspring shall be known among the nations, and their descendants in the midst of the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are an offspring the Lord has blessed.
    Psalms 115:12 - 15
    The Lord has remembered us; he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 32:5
    I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord," and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
  14. Cross References
    Daniel 9:21
    While I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the first, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice.
  15. Cross References
    Isaiah 11:6 - 7
    The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.
  16. Cross References
    Genesis 3:14
    The Lord God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.
    Micah 7:17
    They shall lick the dust like a serpent, like the crawling things of the earth; they shall come trembling out of their strongholds; they shall turn in dread to the Lord our God, and they shall be in fear of you.
  17. Cross References
    Isaiah 11:9
    They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
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