72 The peoples in v. 3 will be the nations in v. 24. In the new heaven and new earth they will be God's people and not God's sons. They will live on the new earth outside the New Jerusalem and will enjoy the common blessings in the new heaven and new earth. (See note 241.) Son in this verse does not refer to God's people but to God's redeemed saints throughout the generations. The sons of God will dwell in the New Jerusalem, participate in all its enjoyment, serve God and the Lamb, and reign for eternity (22:3-5).