BIBLE4.gif Genesis Chapters 1-3 and Revelation Chapter 22 Compared

Chart by Bill Petri


In the beginning (the Genesis record)  

The new beginning (the Revelation record)  

Day - 1 Creation

The world was without form and void, and it was dark

Genesis 1:2 

He makes all things new  

Revelation 21:5 

Day - 1 Light

He created it

Genesis 1:3 

He is the light

Revelation 21:23 

Day - 1 Darkness

He divided night and day, end of 1st day

Genesis 1:5 

There is no darkness in the city
Revelation 21:25

Revelation 22:5 

Day - 2 water

He divided the firmament on the 2nd day of creation and then created the seas.

Genesis 1:7-10

There is no sea.

Revelation 21:1 

Day - 3 vegetation

Grass, herbs, seed, fruit trees were the 3rd day of creation.

Genesis 1:11-13

The tree of life giving its fruit and leaves for the healing of the nations.  

Revelation 22:2 

Day - 4 heavenly bodies

The stars, moon, and sun for seasons were the 4th day of creation.

Genesis 1:14-19

There is no sun or moon.  The fruit from the tree of life is the indicator of time by months.

Revelation 21:23
Revelation 22:5

Revelation 22:2

Day - 5 fish and fowl

Fill the air and sea, the 5th day of creation.

Genesis 1:20-23

No record is presented

Day - 6 living creatures, man and food

Created man to have dominion over the fish, fowl, and every thing with life that moves upon the earth, the 6th day of creation.

Genesis 1:27-31

Man’s role is to serve God and to be identified with him.  

Revelation 22:3-4 

Further Comparisons between the Genesis record and the new heaven and new earth

Spiritual state

Testing, with the existence of potential sin within the Genesis creation and the presence of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 2:9

He that over comes shall inherit all things, and those written in the Lamb’s book of life will enter into the new city.  

Revelation 21:7

Revelation 21:27 


One flowed from Eden, and part into four rivers;  Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel, and the Euphrates.

Genesis 2:10-14

A pure river of life, clear as crystal, flows from the throne of God, through the city, and past the tree of life.

Revelation 22:1-2

Man’s purpose

Man was put in Eden to dress and keep it, and to be fruitful and multiply, to subdue and have dominion over the earth.

Genesis 2:15  Genesis 1:28

His servants shall serve him.

Revelation 22:3  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:

Physical presence of God

Not 100%.  The Lord was not present during the testing and fall of Adam and Eve.

Genesis 3:6-7

100% of the time.  The tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them.

Revelation 21:3 


God cursed the serpent, and the soil

Genesis 3:14-19

No more tears, death, sorrow, crying, pain, or curse.

Revelation 21:4 

Revelation 22:3 

Access to the tree of life and river of life

Man first had free access to the tree of life, until he sinned and was denied access.  This prevented man from living in a sinful condition for the eons.  Instead, we look forward to the promises made by Jesus concerning renewed fellowship with him, our new bodies, and a new creation.

Genesis 3:21-24

Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life.

Revelation 22:12-14
Revelation 22:16-17