New Heavens and a New Earth
17“For behold, I create (A)new heavens and a new earth;
And the (B)former things will not be remembered or come to mind.
18“But be (C)glad and rejoice forever in what I create;
For behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing
And her people for gladness.
19“I will also (D)rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people;
And there will no longer be heard in her
The voice of (E)weeping and the sound of crying.
20“No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days,
Or an old man who does (F)not live out his days;
For the youth will die at the age of one hundred
And the (G)one who does not reach the age of one hundred
Will be thought accursed.
21“They will (H)build houses and inhabit them;
They will also (I)plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22“They will not build and (J)another inhabit,
They will not plant and another eat;
For (K)as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people,
And My chosen ones will (L)wear out the work of their hands.
23“They will (M)not labor in vain,
Or bear children for calamity;
For they are the (N)offspring of those blessed by the LORD,
And their descendants with them.24“It will also come to pass that before they call, I will (O)answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
25“The (P)wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the (Q)lion will eat straw like the ox; and (R)dust will be the serpent’s food They will (S)do no evil or harm in all My (T)holy mountain,” says the LORD.