Isaiah 65:17

Hebrew Bible

16 Whoever pronounces a blessing in the earth will do so in the name of the faithful God; whoever makes an oath in the earth will do so in the name of the faithful God. For past problems will be forgotten; I will no longer think about them. 17 For look, I am ready to create new heavens and a new earth! The former ones will not be remembered; no one will think about them anymore. 18 But be happy and rejoice forever moreover what I am about to create! For look, I am ready to create Jerusalem to be a source of joy, and her people to be a source of happiness. 19 Jerusalem will bring me joy, and my people will bring me happiness. The sound of weeping or cries of sorrow will never be heard in her again.

1 Enoch 45:4


3 On that day, My Elect One shall sit on the throne of glory and shall judge their works, and their places of rest shall be innumerable. And their souls shall grow strong within them when they see My Elect Ones, and those who have called upon My glorious name. 4 Then I will cause My Elect One to dwell among them. And I will transform the heaven and make it an eternal blessing and light. 5 And I will transform the earth and make it a blessing; and I will cause My elect ones to dwell upon it. But the sinners and evildoers shall not set foot on it. 6 For I have provided and satisfied with peace My righteous ones and have caused them to dwell before Me. But for the sinners, there is judgment impending with Me, so that I shall destroy them from the face of the earth.

 Notes and References

"... The recreation of the cosmos was expected in Isaiah 65:17, 66:22 and reflected often in apocalyptic works, sometimes with the existing world destroyed (1 Enoch 72:1; 83:3-4, 91:16; Sibylline Oracles 3:75-90, 5:212; Jubilees 1:29, 4:26) and sometimes with it transformed (1 Enoch 45:4-5; 2 Baruch 32:2-6, 44:12; 4 Ezra 7:30-31, 75; Testament of Levi 18:5-10). In 2 Peter 3:7, 10 and Revelation 20:11, 21:1, the former is the perspective, with a totally “new heaven and new earth” (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1-6) amalgamating the formerly separated heaven and earth into a new unity and fulfilling the “groaning of creation” in Romans 8:19-22 ..."

Osborne, Grant R. Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (p. 371) InterVarsity Press, 2010

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