Heaven in the Bible

GOD'S DWELLING PLACE

  • Deuteronomy 26:15 Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
  • 1 Kings 8:30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.
  • 1 Kings 8:39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)
  • 1 Kings 8:43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.
  • 1 Kings 8:49 Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause,
  • 1 Chronicles 16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.
  • 1 Chronicles 21:26 And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the LORD; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.
  • Also 2 Chronicles 2:6; 6:18,21,27,30,33,35,39; 30:27; Nehemiah 9:27; Job 22:12,14; Psalms 2:4; 11:4; 20:6; 33:13; 102:19; 103:19; 113:5; 123:1; 135:6; Ecclesiastes 5:2; Isaiah 57:15; 63:15; 66:1; Jeremiah 23:24; Lamentations 3:41,50; Daniel 4:35; 5:23; Zechariah 2:13; Matthew 5:34,45; 6:9; 10:32-33; 11:25; 12:50; 16:17; 18:10,14; Mark 11:25-26; 16:19; Acts 7:49; Romans 1:18; Hebrews 8:1; Revelation 8:1; 12:7-9; 21:22-27; 22:1-5.

Bible Encyclopedia for HEAVEN.

THE FUTURE DWELLING PLACE OF THE RIGHTEOUS

Definition of heaven

Called A GARNER

  • Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

"Heaven" Bible Outline

THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST AND OF GOD

  • Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Heaven.

THE FATHER'S HOUSE

  • John 14:2 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.

A HEAVENLY COUNTRY

  • Hebrews 11:16 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.

A REST

  • Hebrews 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
  • Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

PARADISE

  • 2 Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
  • 2 Corinthians 12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

The wicked excluded from

  • Galatians 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
  • Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
  • Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

UNCLASSIFIED SCRIPTURES RELATING TO

  • 2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
  • Job 3:17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.
  • Psalms 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
  • Psalms 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
  • Psalms 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
  • Psalms 24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
  • Psalms 24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
  • Also Psalms 73:24; Isaiah 33:17; 49:9-10; Daniel 12:3; Malachi 3:17; Matthew 3:12; 5:3,8,12,20; 6:20; 8:11; 13:30,43,49; 18:10; 19:21; 22:30; 25:34,46; Luke 10:20; 12:8,32-33; 15:6-7,10,32; 16:22; 20:34-36; 22:29-30; 23:43; John 5:28-29; 10:28; 12:26; 13:36; 14:2-3; 17:22,24; Acts 7:55-56; Romans 5:17; 2 Corinthians 5:1; 12:2-4; Ephesians 1:18; Colossians 1:5-6,12; 3:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; 4:17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; 2:14; Hebrews 10:34; 11:10,16; 12:22-24,28; 13:14; 1 Peter 1:4; 2 Peter 1:11; 3:13; Revelation 2:7; 3:21; 4:4; 5:9; 7:9,13-17; 14:1-3; 15:2; 21:1-5,9-11,18-19,21-25,27; 22:1-5.

See RIGHTEOUS, PROMISES TO

THE PHYSICAL HEAVENS

  • Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  • Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
  • Psalms 50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
  • Psalms 68:33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.
  • Psalms 89:29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
  • Psalms 97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
  • Psalms 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
  • Also Psalms 113:4; 115:16; Jeremiah 31:37; Ezekiel 1:1; Matthew 24:29-30; Acts 2:19-20.

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PHYSICAL HEAVENS, CREATION OF

  • Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  • Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
  • 1 Chronicles 16:26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
  • 2 Chronicles 2:12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
  • Nehemiah 9:6 Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
  • Job 9:8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
  • Psalms 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
  • Also Psalms 19:1; 33:6,9; 148:4-6; Proverbs 8:27; Isaiah 37:16; 40:22; 42:5; 45:12,18; Jeremiah 10:12; 32:17; 51:15; Acts 4:24; 14:15; Hebrews 1:10; Revelation 10:6; 14:7.

See HEAVENS, NEW

See CREATION

See GOD, CREATOR

PHYSICAL HEAVENS, DESTRUCTION OF

  • Job 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
  • Psalms 102:25-26 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. 26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
  • Isaiah 34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
  • Isaiah 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
  • Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
  • Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
  • Also Hebrews 1:10-12; 2 Peter 3:10,12; Revelation 6:12-14; 20:11; 21:1,4.

NEW HEAVENS

  • Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
  • Isaiah 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
  • 2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
  • Revelation 21:1-4 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. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 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. 4 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.
 
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