Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

And the city does not need the sun or the moon to illuminate it, for the splendor of God provides the light for it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

New American Standard Bible

And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

King James Version

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Holman Bible

The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because God’s glory illuminates it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

International Standard Version

The city doesn't need any sun or moon to give it light, because the glory of God gave it light, and the lamb was its lamp.

A Conservative Version

And the city has no need of the sun, nor of the moon, so that they might shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it, and the light of it is the Lamb.

American Standard Version

And the city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine upon it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp thereof is the Lamb.

Amplified

And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon to give light to it, for the glory (splendor, radiance) of God has illumined it, and the Lamb is its lamp and light.

Anderson New Testament

And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God gave it light, and the lamp of it is the Lamb.

Bible in Basic English

And the town has no need of the sun, or of the moon, to give it light: for the glory of God did make it light, and the light of it is the Lamb.

Common New Testament

And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Daniel Mace New Testament

the city had no need either of the sun, or of the moon to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamb is the luminary thereof.

Darby Translation

And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon, that they should shine for it; for the glory of God has enlightened it, and the lamp thereof is the Lamb.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of the Lord enlightened it, and the Lamb is the light of it.

Godbey New Testament

And the city has no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they may light it:

Goodspeed New Testament

The city does not need the sun nor the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God lighted it, and the Lamb is its lamp.

John Wesley New Testament

And the city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine on it; for the glory of God hath inlightened it, and the Lamb is the lamp thereof.

Julia Smith Translation

And the city has no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they shine in her: for the glory of God enlightened her, and her light the Lamb.

King James 2000

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God is its light, and the Lamb is its lamp.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon, that they shine on it, for the glory of God illuminates it, and its lamp [is] the Lamb.

Modern King James verseion

And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they might shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to lighten it. For the brightness of God did light it: and the lamb was the light of it.

Moffatt New Testament

And the City needs no sun or moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God illumines it, and the Lamb lights it up.

Montgomery New Testament

And the city has no need of the sun, Nor of the moon, to shine upon it; For the glory of God has lightened it, And its lamp is the Lamb.

NET Bible

The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because the glory of God lights it up, and its lamp is the Lamb.

New Heart English Bible

The city has no need for the sun, neither of the moon, to shine, for the very glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Noyes New Testament

And the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine upon it; for the glory of God lightened it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Sawyer New Testament

And the city has no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to give a light to it; for the glory of God lights it, and its light the Lamb.

The Emphasized Bible

And, the city, hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they should shine therein; for, the glory of God, illumined it, and, the lamp thereof, was the Lamb.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon to shine upon it: for the glory of God illuminates it, and the Lamb is the lamp thereof.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The City has no need of 'the sun or the moon to shine upon it, for the Glory of God illuminated it,' and its Lamp was the Lamb.

Webster

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God enlightened it, and the Lamb is the light of it.

Weymouth New Testament

Nor has the city any need of the sun or of the moon, to give it light; for the glory of God has shone upon it and its lamp is the Lamb.

Williams New Testament

The city does not need the sun or moon to shine in it, for the glory of God has lighted it, and the Lamb is its lamp.

World English Bible

The city has no need for the sun, neither of the moon, to shine, for the very glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Worrell New Testament

And the city has no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine upon it; for the glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Worsley New Testament

And the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God enlighteneth it, and the Lamb is it's light.

Youngs Literal Translation

and the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they may shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp of it is the Lamb;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the city
πόλις 
Polis 
Usage: 132

had
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

no
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

χρεία 
Chreia 
Usage: 36

of the sun
ἥλιος 
helios 
Usage: 25

οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83

of the moon
σελήνη 
Selene 
Usage: 6

to
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

φαίνω 
Phaino 
Usage: 22

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

it



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the glory
δόξα 
Doxa 
Usage: 141

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

φωτίζω 
Photizo 
Usage: 10

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the Lamb
ἀρνίον 
Arnion 
Lamb i.e. Christ, lamb
Usage: 29

is the light
λύχνος 
Luchnos 
Usage: 4

Devotionals

Devotionals about Revelation 21:23

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Images Revelation 21:23

Context Readings

A Description Of The New Jerusalem

22 But I did not see a Temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the city's Temple. 23 And the city does not need the sun or the moon to illuminate it, for the splendor of God provides the light for it, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 And [the saved people of] the nations will walk in the city's light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.


Cross References

Revelation 21:11

It had the splendor of God [shining from it], and was as brilliant as a very precious stone, as crystal-clear as jasper.

Revelation 22:5

And it will never be nighttime there anymore; they will not need the light of a lamp or of the sun, for the Lord will give them light. And they [i.e., God's servants] will rule [with Christ, See 20:4] forever and ever.

Revelation 22:5

And it will never be nighttime there anymore; they will not need the light of a lamp or of the sun, for the Lord will give them light. And they [i.e., God's servants] will rule [with Christ, See 20:4] forever and ever.

Revelation 22:5

And it will never be nighttime there anymore; they will not need the light of a lamp or of the sun, for the Lord will give them light. And they [i.e., God's servants] will rule [with Christ, See 20:4] forever and ever.

Revelation 22:5

And it will never be nighttime there anymore; they will not need the light of a lamp or of the sun, for the Lord will give them light. And they [i.e., God's servants] will rule [with Christ, See 20:4] forever and ever.

Revelation 22:5

And it will never be nighttime there anymore; they will not need the light of a lamp or of the sun, for the Lord will give them light. And they [i.e., God's servants] will rule [with Christ, See 20:4] forever and ever.

Revelation 22:5

And it will never be nighttime there anymore; they will not need the light of a lamp or of the sun, for the Lord will give them light. And they [i.e., God's servants] will rule [with Christ, See 20:4] forever and ever.

Matthew 16:27

For the Son of man will return in the splendor of His Father, accompanied by His angels. Then He will reward or punish every person in proportion to what he has done [with his life].

Mark 8:38

For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words in this [spiritually] unfaithful and sinful generation, the Son of man will also be ashamed of him when He returns in the splendor of His Father, accompanied by the holy angels."

Luke 2:32

[to be] a light for revealing [God's way of salvation] to the [unconverted] Gentiles, and a [source of] glory to your people, the Israelites."

John 1:4

PM if Jewish time were meant].

John 1:9

[Now] the true Light, who enlightens all mankind, was [indeed] coming into the world [i.e., to earth].

John 1:14

[Eventually] this Word became a human being and lived among us [Note: The word "lived" here refers to pitching a temporary tent]. (And we saw His splendor; such splendor as belongs to the Father's only Son), full of God's favor and truth.

John 1:18

No one has ever seen God [i.e., His full splendor], but God, the only conceived [and eventually born Son], who is at the Father's side, has shown us who He is.

John 5:23

so that everyone will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. The person who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

John 17:24

"Father, I want those you gave me [i.e., the apostles, see verse 6] to be with me where I am [going], so they will see my splendor [i.e., in heaven], which you have given me, for you loved me before the creation of the world.

Acts 22:11

And since I could not see [anything] because of the brilliance of the light, I had to be led by the hand of those with me into Damascus.

Revelation 18:1

After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor.

Revelation 21:25

And the gates of the city will never be closed during the daytime (for there will never be nighttime there).

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