The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.1 The first foundation was jasper,2 the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,
the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian,3 the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.a21
The twelve gates4 were twelve pearls,5 each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.622
I did not see a temple7 in the city, because the Lord God Almighty8 and the Lamb9 are its temple.
The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God10 gives it light,11 and the Lamb12 is its lamp.
The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.1325
On no day will its gates14 ever be shut,15 for there will be no night there.1626
The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.1727
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful,18 but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.19