And this shall be the measures thereof
Of the city: the north side four thousand and five hundred;
that is, measures or reeds: the south side four thousand and five hundred, and on the east side
four thousand and five hundred, and the west side four thousand and
in all eighteen hundred measures or reeds, as in ( Ezekiel 48:35 ) which denotes the largeness of the Gospel church, especially in the latter day; when Jews and Gentiles will be converted, and multitudes, east, west, north and south, will be gathered to it; and as it is an equilateral square, this shows the perfection, firmness, stability, and duration of the church of Christ; so the holy city, the New Jerusalem, is for the same reasons said to be foursquare, ( Revelation 21:16 ) .