17 "See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come
17 "For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.
17 "Pay close attention now: I'm creating new heavens and a new earth. All the earlier troubles, chaos, and pain are things of the past, to be forgotten.
17 "For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
17 "Look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth, and no one will even think about the old ones anymore.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 65:17
Commentary on Isaiah 65:17-25
(Read Isaiah 65:17-25)
In the grace and comfort believers have in and from Christ, we are to look for this new heaven and new earth. The former confusions, sins and miseries of the human race, shall be no more remembered or renewed. The approaching happy state of the church is described under a variety of images. He shall be thought to die in his youth, and for his sins, who only lives to the age of a hundred years. The event alone can determine what is meant; but it is plain that Christianity, if universal, would so do away violence and evil, as greatly to lengthen life. In those happy days, all God's people shall enjoy the fruit of their labours. Nor will children then be the trouble of their parents, or suffer trouble themselves. The evil dispositions of sinners shall be completely moritified; all shall live in harmony. Thus the church on earth shall be full of happiness, like heaven. This prophecy assures the servants of Christ, that the time approaches, wherein they shall be blessed with the undisturbed enjoyment of all that is needful for their happiness. As workers together with God, let us attend his ordinances, and obey his commands.