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Revelation 21:3

    Revelation 21:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And there came to my ears a great voice out of the high seat, saying, See, the Tent of God is with men, and he will make his living-place with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them, and be their God.

    Webster's Revision

    And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God:

    World English Bible

    I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, "Behold, God's dwelling is with people, and he will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God:

    Definitions for Revelation 21:3

    Tabernacle - A tent, booth or dwelling.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 21:3

    The tabernacle of God is with men - God, in the most especial manner, dwells among his followers, diffusing his light and life everywhere.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 21:3

    And I heard a great voice out of heaven - As if uttered by God himself or the voice, of angels.

    Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men - The tabernacle, as that word is commonly used in the Scriptures, referring to the sacred "tent" erected in the wilderness, was regarded as the unique dwelling-place of God among his people - as the temple was afterward, which was also called a "tabernacle." See the notes on Hebrews 9:2. The meaning here is, that God would now dwell with the redeemed, as if in a tabernacle, or in a house specially prepared for his residence among them. It is not said that this would be "on the earth," although that may be; for it is possible that the earth, as well as other worlds, may yet become the abode of the redeemed. See the notes on 2 Peter 3:13.

    And he will dwell with them - As in a tent, or tabernacle - σκηνώσει skēnōsei. This is a common idea in the Scriptures.

    And they shall be his people - He will acknowledge them in this public way as his own, and will dwell with them as such.

    And God himself shall be with them - Shall be permanently with them; shall never leave them.

    And be their God - Shall manifest himself as such, in such a manner that there shall be no doubt.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 21:3

    21:3 They shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God - So shall the covenant between God and his people be executed in the most glorious manner.