What will be different when the old order of things ends? (Revelation 21:4)

Revelation 21:4 NIV: "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." 

Revelation 21:1 - 8

ESV - 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 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Clarify Share Report Asked April 13 2023 Mini Anonymous

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would express it by saying that anything that God did not originally intend for earth and its inhabitants when they were created, but that was instead a consequence or result of human sin or disobedience to God, such as death, corruption, and separation from God (along with the sin and disobedience themselves), will no longer exist.

See also the previous eBible discussion at https://ebible.com/questions/20443-what-will-be-different-when-the-old-order-of-things-has-passed-away-revelation-21-4 to which there is a link at the right side of this page.

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