The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.
But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation;
namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation.
We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf;
so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Working together, we entreat also that you do not receive the grace of God in vain,
for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away, and the sea is no more.
I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem ◆, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.
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. Death will be no more;
neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more.
The first things have passed away.”
He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”