Bible Verses about Heaven | Scriptures about Heaven

God’s Word is full of encouragement about our final home with Jesus in Heaven. Read these scriptures to build up your faith and hope for what God has prepared for Christians in Heaven.

Revelation 21:4 In Heaven, death and suffering will be no more according to this Bible verse.

Revelation 21:4
(ESV)  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
(KJV)  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
(MSG)  He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.”
(NIV)  ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
(NLT)  He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”

John 14:2 Jesus says there are many rooms in his Father’s house.

John 14:2
(ESV)  In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
(KJV)  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
(MSG)  There is plenty of room for you in my Father’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get a room ready for you?
(NIV)  My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
(NLT)  There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?

1 Corinthians 2:9 Paul says we can’t fully imagine the glory of heaven in this Bible verse.

1 Corinthians 2:9
(ESV)  But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—
(KJV)  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
(MSG)  That’s why we have this Scripture text: No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it— What God has arranged for those who love him.
(NIV)  However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—
(NLT)  That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

John 3:16 Eternal life is possible because God gave his son Jesus.

John 3:16
(ESV)  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
(KJV)  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
(MSG)  “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
(NIV)  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(NLT)  “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 23:43 Jesus says paradise is immediate upon death in this Bible verse about Heaven.

Luke 23:43
(ESV)  And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
(KJV)  And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
(MSG)  He said, “Don’t worry, I will. Today you will join me in paradise.”
(NIV)  Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
(NLT)  And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Matthew 6:19-21 According to this Bible passage about Heaven, our behavior in life can store up treasure in Heaven.

Matthew 6:19
(ESV)  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,
(KJV)  Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
(MSG)  “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars.
(NIV)  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
(NLT)  “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.

Matthew 6:20
(ESV)  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
(KJV)  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
(MSG)  Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars.
(NIV)  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
(NLT)  Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.

Matthew 6:21
(ESV)  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
(KJV)  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
(MSG)  It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.
(NIV)  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
(NLT)  Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

Hebrews 11:16 Scripture reference on Heaven.

Hebrews 11:16
(ESV)  But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
(KJV)  But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
(MSG)  But they were after a far better country than that—heaven country. You can see why God is so proud of them, and has a City waiting for them.
(NIV)  Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
(NLT)  But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

2 Peter 3:13 The New Heavens await according to this Bible verse.

2 Peter 3:13
(ESV)  But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
(KJV)  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
(MSG)  but we’ll hardly notice. We’ll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness.
(NIV)  But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
(NLT)  But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.

John 3:13 Only Jesus can fully explain Heaven.

John 3:13
(ESV)  No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.
(KJV)  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
(MSG)  “No one has ever gone up into the presence of God except the One who came down from that Presence, the Son of Man.
(NIV)  No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.
(NLT)  No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man has come down from heaven.

Luke 12:33-34 In this scripture on Heaven, Jesus says store up treasure.

Luke 12:33
(ESV)  Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.
(KJV)  Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
(MSG)  “Be generous. Give to the poor. Get yourselves a bank that can’t go bankrupt, a bank in heaven far from bankrobbers, safe from embezzlers, a bank you can bank on.
(NIV)  Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
(NLT)  “Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.

Luke 12:34
(ESV)  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
(KJV)  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
(MSG)  It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.
(NIV)  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
(NLT)  Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

Revelation 21:1-5 This Heaven Bible passage is the most detailed in all the New Testament.

Revelation 21:1
(ESV)  Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
(KJV)  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
(MSG)  I saw Heaven and earth new-created. Gone the first Heaven, gone the first earth, gone the sea.
(NIV)  Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
(NLT)  Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone.

Revelation 21:2
(ESV)  And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
(KJV)  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
(MSG)  I saw Holy Jerusalem, new-created, descending resplendent out of Heaven, as ready for God as a bride for her husband.
(NIV)  I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
(NLT)  And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

Revelation 21:3
(ESV)  And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
(KJV)  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
(MSG)  I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God.
(NIV)  And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
(NLT)  I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them.

Revelation 21:4
(ESV)  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
(KJV)  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
(MSG)  He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.”
(NIV)  ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
(NLT)  He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”

Revelation 21:5
(ESV)  And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
(KJV)  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
(MSG)  The Enthroned continued, “Look! I’m making everything new. Write it all down—each word dependable and accurate.”
(NIV)  He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
(NLT)  And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.”

Genesis 1:1 Old Testament Bible verse about heavens.

Genesis 1:1
(ESV)  In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
(KJV)  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
(MSG)  First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see.
(NIV)  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
(NLT)  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

FAQ about Heaven in the Bible

Do other religions besides Christians believe in heaven?

Yes, many religions believe in some form of heaven. In Christianity, heaven is often seen as a place where God reigns and His faithful servants dwell. Muslims also believe in heaven, although they envision it slightly differently. For them, it is a place where Paradise can be found. Jews similarly believe in an afterlife, though they don’t typically use the word “heaven” to describe it.
So while the specifics may differ from one religion to the next, the idea of heaven as a peaceful and blissful afterlife destination is quite common. This hope for eternal life after death comfort imbues believers with strength during difficult times here on Earth and provides motivation to live virtuous lives.

What are the three types of heavens?

The three types of heavens are the celestial heaven, the spiritual heaven, and the paradise.
The celestial heaven is where the sun, moon, and stars are located. The spiritual heaven is where God dwells and where the angels live. The paradise is a place on earth that will be restored in the new earth. It will be a beautiful place with no more pain or death.

What are the 7 heavens in the Bible?

There are a few different interpretations of the seven heavens in the Bible, but most believe that they refer to the seven levels or layers of heaven. Each has its own unique beauty and majesty, which is why they’re often used as metaphors for paradise or heaven. Others interpret the seven heavens to represent specific areas of God’s domain, such as the realm of the angels, the realm of the saints, or even outer space. Still others believe that they refer to spiritual gifts or virtues, such as wisdom, understanding, knowledge, etc.

What is Heaven like according to the Bible?

The Bible doesn’t describe Heaven in much detail. In general, though, it’s thought to be a place of great beauty and peace where believers will experience eternal happiness with God.
Some people think of it as a physical place where we will live on a perfect earth in resurrected bodies; others see it as more of a state of being in which we are reunited with our loved ones who have passed away. Still others believe that Heaven is beyond our ability to comprehend or describe.
No matter how we imagine Heaven, the Bible makes it clear that it will far surpass anything we can experience on earth. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”

What does the Bible say about Heaven?

The Bible mentions Heaven a number of times, but doesn’t give a specific description. In general, though, it is seen as a place of happiness and perfection, free from pain and sorrow.
Some people believe that Heaven is a place where we will be reunited with our loved ones who have passed away. Others think that it might be more like a state of mind or existence rather than an actual place. Still others believe that we will create our own version of Heaven based on our own desires.
No one knows for sure what Heaven will be like, but we can be sure that it will be far better than anything we can imagine on this earth!

What did Jesus say about Heaven?

First and foremost, it’s important to note that Jesus taught quite a bit about heaven. In fact, nearly one third of His recorded words in the Gospels relate specifically to the afterlife (1). So what did Jesus have to say about heaven?
Well, first and foremost, Jesus makes it clear that heaven is a real place. It’s not just some far-off abstraction or figment of our imagination. When asked by His disciples about the signs of His return and the end of the age, Jesus said, “heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Luke 21:33).

Will all people go to heaven when they die?

No, not everyone will go to heaven when they die. Only those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior will go to heaven. For the rest of us, we will spend eternity in hell. This may sound harsh, but it’s the truth according to the Bible.

What is the Greek word for heaven in the New Testament?

Although the word “heaven” is not specifically used in the New Testament Greek, there are several words that are used to denote heaven. One of the most common words used is “ouranos,” which refers to the “abode of God.” Another word that is often used is “skia,” which denotes the darkness orshadow. Additionally, the word “hexagon” can be translated to mean heaven, although it more commonly means paradise or simply fulfilled.

Does the Old Testament talk about Heaven?

Yes. The Old Testament talks about Heaven as a place where God dwells. It is described as a beautiful place where the righteous will live forever in the presence of God.
One of my favorite passages about Heaven is from Isaiah: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house could you build for me? says the Lord. Or what place could I rest my feet? Has not my hand made all these things?” (Isaiah 66:1-2). This passage speaks to the majesty and infinite power of our God, and it’s a glimpse into the beauty and wonder of Heaven.

More Bible Study Reference about Heaven in the Scriptures

https://dailyverses.net/heaven
https://unlockingthebible.org/2020/03/25-bible-verses-about-heaven/
https://www.openbible.info/topics/heaven
https://walkinlove.com/blogs/walk-in-love/10-verses-about-heaven
https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/heaven-bible-verses/
https://www.christianity.com/bible/bible-verses-about-heaven-16
https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Heaven/
https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Heaven
https://lynndove.com/2015/11/26/25-encouraging-bible-verses-about-heaven/
https://stillfaith.com/topics/heaven/

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