Wondering Where Heaven Is In the Bible? [Over 100 Verses]


The Bible talks about heaven from Genesis to Revelation. Moses, David, Jesus, Peter, and others mentioned it, described it, and told others about it. Below, there are over 100 Bible verses about heaven. They are organized under the following headings:

  • Heaven, as the abode of God, in the Old Testament
  • Heaven, as the abode of God, in the New Testament
  • Heaven, the future home of believers in both testaments
  • Heaven, biblical descriptions of it in both testaments
  • The New Heavens and New Earth in the Bible

Also see How Many Heavens Are There In the Bible? to learn more.

Heaven, the abode of God, in the Old Testament

Deuteronomy 26:15, “Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your people Israel and the ground that you have given us, as you swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.”

1 Kings 8:30, “And listen to the plea of your servant and of your people Israel, when they pray toward this place. And listen in heaven your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.”

1 Chronicles 16:31, “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, The LORD reigns!”

1 Chronicles 21:26, “And David built there an altar to the LORD and presented burnt offerings and peace offerings and called on the LORD, and the LORD answered him with fire from heaven upon the altar of burnt offering.”

2 Chronicles 2:6, “But who is able to build him a house, since heaven, even highest heaven, cannot contain him? Who am I to build a house for him, except as a place to make offerings before him?”

2 Chronicles 30:27, “Then the priests and the Levites arose and blessed the people, and their voice was heard, and their prayer came to his holy habitation in heaven.”

Job 22:12, “Is not God high in the heavens? See the highest stars, how lofty they are!”

Job 22:14, “Thick clouds veil him, so that he does not see, and he walks on the vault of heaven.”

Psalm 2:4, “He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.”

Psalm 11:4, “The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.”

Psalm 20:6, “Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand.”

Psalm 33:13, “The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man.”

Psalm 102:19, “that he looked down from his holy height; from heaven the LORD looked at the earth”

Also see Why Was Lucifer Cast Out of Heaven? to learn more.

Psalm 103:19, “The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.”

Psalm 113:5, “Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high”

Psalm 123:1, “To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!”

Ecclesiastes 5:2, “Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few.”

Isaiah 57:15, “For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.”

Isaiah 63:15, “Look down from heaven and see, from your holy and beautiful habitation. Where are your zeal and your might? The stirring of your inner parts and your compassion are held back from me.”

Isaiah 66:1, “Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?”

Lamentations 3:4, “He has made my flesh and my skin waste away; he has broken my bones”

Lamentations 3:50, “until the LORD from heaven looks down and sees”

Daniel 5:23, “but you have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven. And the vessels of his house have been brought in before you, and you and your lords, your wives, and your concubines have drunk wine from them. And you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or know, but the God in whose hand is your breath, and whose are all your ways, you have not honored.”

Also see How Soon After You Die Do You Go To Heaven? to learn more.

Heaven, the abode of God, in the New Testament

Matthew 5:34, “But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God”

Matthew 5:45, “so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust”

Matthew 6:9, “Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.”

Matthew 10:32, “So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven”

Matthew 11:25, “At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children”

Matthew 12:50, “For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Matthew 16:17, “And Jesus answered him, Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.”

Mark 16:19, “So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.”

Acts 7:49, “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest?”

Also see What Is the Kingdom of Heaven? to learn more.

Romans 1:18, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.”

Hebrews 1:8, “But of the Son he says, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.”

Revelation 8:1, “When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.”

Revelation 12:7-9, “Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”

Revelation 21:22-27, “And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

Revelation 22:1-5, “Then the angela showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 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. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.”

Heaven, the future home of believers, in both Testaments

2 Kings 2:11, “And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”

Matthew 5:12, “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Matthew 13:30, “Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”

Matthew 13:43, “Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.”

Luke 16:22, “The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried”

John 12:8, “For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.”

Also see What Is the Third Heaven? to learn more.

John 8:26, “I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.”

John 13:36, “Simon Peter said to him, Lord, where are you going? Jesus answered him, Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward.”

John 17:24, “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.”

2 Corinthians 5:21, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Philippians 3:20, “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ”

Colossians 1:5-6, “because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, 6which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth”

Colossians 1:12, “giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light”

Colossians 3:9, “Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices”

1 Thessalonians 4:17, “Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.”

Hebrews 10:34, “For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.”

Hebrews 11:10, “For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.”

Hebrews 12:22, “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering”

1 Peter 1:4, “to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you”

Revelation 2:7, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”

Revelation 3:21, “The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.”

Also see What Was Lucifer’s Job in Heaven? to learn more.

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Heaven, biblical descriptions of it in both testaments

A city

Hebrews 11:10, “For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.”

Hebrews 11:16, “But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.”

A garden

Matthew 3:12, “His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

A kingdom

Matthew 25:34, “Then the King will say to those on his right, Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”

Luke 12:32, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

Luke 22:29-30, “They said to him, Where will you have us prepare it? He said to them, Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters”

The kingdom of Christ and the Father

Ephesians 5:5, “For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.”

A heavenly country

Hebrews 11:16, “But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.”

A rest

Hebrews 4:9, “So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God”

Revelation 14:13, “And I heard a voice from heaven saying, Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Blessed indeed, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”

Also see How To Go To Heaven to learn more.

Glory

Colossians 3:4, “When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”

Paradise

Luke 23:43, “And he said to him, Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

2 Corinthians 12:2, “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.”

2 Corinthians 12:4, “and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter”

Revelation 2:7, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”

Everlasting

2 Corinthians 5:21, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Hebrews 10:34, “For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.”

Hebrews 13:14, “For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.”

1 Peter 1:4, “to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you”

2 Peter 1:11, “For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

A place of joy

Psalm 16:11, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Luke 15:6-7, “And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost. Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”

Luke 15:10, “Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

A place of righteousness

2 Peter 3:13, “But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”

A place without sorrow

Revelation 7:16-17, “They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

Revelation 21:4, “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.”

A place without wickedness

Galatians 5:21, “envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God”

Ephesians 5:5, “For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.”

Revelation 22:15, “Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”

Also see Will People Remember Their Family In Heaven? to learn more.

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The New Heavens and New Earth in the Bible

Isaiah 65:17, “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.”

Isaiah 66:22, “For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make shall remain before me, says the LORD, so shall your offspring and your name remain.”

2 Peter 3:13, “But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”

Revelation 1:4, “John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne”

Also see When Did Jesus Ascend Into Heaven? to learn more.

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Daniel Isaiah Joseph

Daniel's seminary degree is in Exegetical Theology. He was a pastor for 10 years. As a professor, he has taught Bible and theology courses at two Christian universities. Please see the About page for details.

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