Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
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,
having committed to us the word of reconciliation.
We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us:
I saw a new heaven and a new earth:
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,