51:3 Certainly the Lord will console Zion;
he will console all her ruins.
He will make her wilderness like Eden,
her desert like the Garden of the Lord.
Happiness and joy will be restored to 1 her,
thanksgiving and the sound of music.
36:35 They will say, “This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden; the ruined, desolate, and destroyed cities are now fortified and inhabited.”
23:43 And Jesus 2 said to him, “I tell you the truth, 3 today 4 you will be with me in paradise.” 5
1 tn Heb “found in” (so NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV).
2 tn Grk “he.”
3 tn Grk “Truly (ἀμήν, amhn), I say to you.”
5 sn In the NT, paradise is mentioned three times. Here it refers to the abode of the righteous dead. In Rev 2:7 it refers to the restoration of Edenic paradise predicted in Isa 51:3 and Ezek 36:35. In 2 Cor 12:4 it probably refers to the “third heaven” (2 Cor 12:2) as the place where God dwells.