Revelation 21:16-26

16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia.[a] Its length and width and height are equal.
17 He also measured its wall, 144 cubits[b] by 1human measurement, which is also 2an angel's measurement.
18 The wall was built of 3jasper, while the city was pure gold, 4clear as glass.
19 5The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald,
20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and 6the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass.
22 And 7I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.
23 And the city 8has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for 9the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.
24 By its light 10will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth 11will bring their glory into it,
25 and 12its gates will never be shut by day--and 13there will be no night there.
26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.

Cross References 13

  • 1. Deuteronomy 3:11; [Revelation 13:18]
  • 2. ver. 9
  • 3. ver. 11
  • 4. ver. 11
  • 5. [Isaiah 54:11, 12]
  • 6. Revelation 22:2
  • 7. [John 4:23]
  • 8. Revelation 22:5; Isaiah 60:19, 20; [ver. 25]
  • 9. ver. 11
  • 10. Isaiah 60:3; [Revelation 22:2]
  • 11. ver. 26; [Isaiah 60:5, 16]
  • 12. Isaiah 60:11
  • 13. See ver. 23

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. About 1,380 miles; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters
  • [b]. A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
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