The New Jerusalem

10 And (A)he carried me away [a](B)in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me (C)the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having (D)the glory of God. Her [b]brilliance was like a very valuable stone, like a (E)stone of (F)crystal-clear jasper. 12 [c]It had a great and high wall, [d](G)with twelve (H)gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on the gates, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. 13 There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. 14 And the wall of the city had (I)twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the (J)twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 The one who spoke with me had a [e]gold measuring (K)rod to measure the city, its (L)gates, and its wall. 16 The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the [f]rod, [g]twelve thousand stadia; its length, width, and height are equal. 17 And he measured its wall, [h]144 cubits, by (M)human [i]measurements, which are also (N)angelic measurements. 18 The material of the wall was (O)jasper; and the city was (P)pure gold, like [j]clear (Q)glass. 19 (R)The foundation stones of the city wall were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was (S)jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, (T)emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, (U)sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. 21 And the twelve (V)gates were twelve (W)pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was (X)pure gold, like transparent (Y)glass.

22 I saw (Z)no [k]temple in it, for the (AA)Lord God the Almighty and the (AB)Lamb are its [l]temple. 23 And the city (AC)has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for (AD)the glory of God has illuminated it, and its lamp is the (AE)Lamb. 24 (AF)The nations will walk by its light, and the (AG)kings of the earth [m]will bring their glory into it. 25 In the daytime (for (AH)there will be no night there) (AI)its gates (AJ)will never be closed; 26 and (AK)they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; 27 and (AL)nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those [n]whose names are (AM)written in the Lamb’s book of life.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 21:10 Or in spirit
  2. Revelation 21:11 Or radiance
  3. Revelation 21:12 Lit having
  4. Revelation 21:12 Lit having
  5. Revelation 21:15 Lit measure, a gold reed
  6. Revelation 21:16 Lit reed
  7. Revelation 21:16 Possibly about 1,380 miles or 2,220 km; a Roman stadion perhaps averaged 607 ft. or 185 m
  8. Revelation 21:17 Possibly about 216 ft. or 65 m; a cubit is about 18 in. or 45 cm
  9. Revelation 21:17 Lit measure
  10. Revelation 21:18 Lit pure
  11. Revelation 21:22 Or sanctuary
  12. Revelation 21:22 Or sanctuary
  13. Revelation 21:24 Lit bring
  14. Revelation 21:27 Lit who have been written

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