1. Revelation 21:4 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is meant by “have passed away”?

Revelation 21:4 (ESV)

4 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.”

Here is the same phrase John had used in Revelation 21:1. The point is that every bitter effect of the fall into sin is gone.