Revelation 21:15-27 NIV

15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod1 of gold to measure the city, its gates2 and its walls.

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16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadiaa in length, and as wide and high as it is long.

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    • a 21:16 - That is, about 1,400 miles (about 2,200 kilometers)
      17 He measured its wall and it was 144 cubitsb thick,c by man's3 measurement, which the angel was using.

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        • b 21:17 - That is, about 200 feet (about 65 meters)
        • c 21:17 - Or "high"
          18 The wall was made of jasper,4 and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.5

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              19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.6 The first foundation was jasper,7 the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,

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              20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian,8 the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.d

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                • d 21:20 - The precise identification of some of these precious stones is uncertain.
                  21 The twelve gates9 were twelve pearls,10 each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.11

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                      22 I did not see a temple12 in the city, because the Lord God Almighty13 and the Lamb14 are its temple.

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                      23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God15 gives it light,16 and the Lamb17 is its lamp.

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                      24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.18

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                      25 On no day will its gates19 ever be shut,20 for there will be no night there.21

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                      26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.22

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                          27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful,23 but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.24

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