1. Revelation 21:1 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is the force of the connective word “for”?

Revelation 21:1 (ESV)

1 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.

With this little word John introduces the reason why there could be a “new heaven and a new earth.”