Revelation 22:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Revelation 22:3, NIV: "No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him."

Revelation 22:3, ESV: "No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him."

Revelation 22:3, KJV: "And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:"

Revelation 22:3, NASB: "There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him;"

Revelation 22:3, NLT: "No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him."

Revelation 22:3, CSB: "and there will no longer be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will worship him."

What does Revelation 22:3 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Adam's sin brought the curse of laborious work and death on the human race. When Adam sinned, God told him: "Cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return" (Genesis 3:17–19).

This curse will not apply to life in the eternal state, and life will be blissful and productive. The throne of God and the Lamb will be in the eternal city, and God's people will serve and worship God. Service for God is never fruitless if we serve Him with gladness and rely on Him for the results. Paul told the Corinthians, "…in the Lord your labor is not in vain" (1 Corinthians 15:58).