Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Revelation 21:26

King James Version (KJV)
Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

The glory and honor of the nations into it - Still alluding to the declarations of the prophets, (see the passages in the margin, Revelation 21:24, etc.), that the Gentiles would be led to contribute to the riches and glory of the temple by their gifts, etc.

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible

And they shall bring … - See the notes on Revelation 21:24. That blessed world shall be made up of all that was truly valuable and pure on the earth.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
Perfect and direct communion with God, will more than supply the place of gospel institutions. And what words can more full express the union and co-equality of the Son with the Father, in the Godhead? What a dismal world would this be, if it were not for the light of the sun! What is there in heaven that supplies its place? The glory of God lightens that city, and the Lamb is the Light thereof. God in Christ will be an everlasting Fountain of knowledge and joy to the saints in heaven. There is no night, therefore no need of shutting the gates; all is at peace and secure. The whole shows us that we should be more and more led to think of heaven as filled with the glory of God, and enlightened by the presence of the Lord Jesus. Nothing sinful or unclean, idolatrous, or false and deceitful, can enter. All the inhabitants are made perfect in holiness. Now the saints feel a sad mixture of corruption, which hinders them in the service of God, and interrupts their communion with him; but, at their entrance into the holy of holies, they are washed in the laver of Christ's blood, and presented to the Father without spot. None are admitted into heaven who work abominations. It is free from hypocrites, such as make lies. As nothing unclean can enter heaven, let us be stirred up by these glimpses of heavenly things, to use all diligence, and to perfect holiness in the fear of God.
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