New International Version
He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
King James Bible
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Darby Bible Translation
And he that sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he says [to me], Write, for these words are true and faithful.
World English Bible
He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." He said, "Write, for these words of God are faithful and true."
Young's Literal Translation
And He who is sitting upon the throne said, 'Lo, new I make all things; and He saith to me, 'Write, because these words are true and stedfast;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, I make all things new - As the creation of the world at the beginning was the work of God alone, so this new creation.
These words are true and faithful - Truth refers to the promise of these changes; faithfulness, to the fulfillment of these promises.
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LibraryNovember 18. "And He that Sat Upon the Throne Said, it is Done" (Rev. xxi. 5, 6).
"And He that sat upon the throne said, It is done" (Rev. xxi. 5, 6). Great is the difference between action and transaction. We may be constantly acting without accomplishing anything, but a transaction is action that passes beyond the point of return, and becomes a permanent committal. Salvation is a transaction between the soul and Christ in which the matter passes beyond recall. Sanctification is a great transaction in which we are utterly surrendered, irrevocably consecrated and wholly committed …
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2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken--that is, created things--so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,
Then the angel said to me, "Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!" And he added, "These are the true words of God."
Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.
The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place."
And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
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