Revelation: Both ends of this reading are at extreme odds with each other. The opening (and bulk of the passage) is of a glorious and victorious overcoming whereas the latter part describes what’s in store when the Lord says: “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay.” As provocative as the description may be, it does have a ring of familiarity to it. The “New Jerusalem” was also seen by Ezekiel (Ch 40ff.) and Isaiah (Ch. 25) about death.
Gospel: Matthew 17:14-21
New Testament: Revelation 21:1-8
Old Testament: Esther 2:10-14
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