16 The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand [a]furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. 17 Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. 18 The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 (A)The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. 21 The twelve gates were twelve (B)pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. (C)And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

The Glory of the New Jerusalem

22 (D)But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 (E)The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine [b]in it, for the [c]glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24 (F)And the nations [d]of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor [e]into it. 25 (G)Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (H)(there shall be no night there). 26 (I)And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into [f]it. 27 But (J)there shall by no means enter it anything [g]that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s (K)Book of Life.

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  1. Revelation 21:16 Lit. stadia, about 1,380 miles in all
  2. Revelation 21:23 NU, M omit in it
  3. Revelation 21:23 M very glory
  4. Revelation 21:24 NU, M omit of those who are saved
  5. Revelation 21:24 M of the nations to Him
  6. Revelation 21:26 M adds that they may enter in.
  7. Revelation 21:27 NU, M profane, nor one who causes

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