15 The one who spoke with me had a [a]gold measuring (A)rod to measure the city, its (B)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 [b]rod, [c]twelve thousand stadia; its length, width, and height are equal. 17 And he measured its wall, [d]144 cubits, by (C)human [e]measurements, which are also (D)angelic measurements. 18 The material of the wall was (E)jasper; and the city was (F)pure gold, like [f]clear (G)glass. 19 (H)The foundation stones of the city wall were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was (I)jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, (J)emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, (K)sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. 21 And the twelve (L)gates were twelve (M)pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was (N)pure gold, like transparent (O)glass.

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  1. Revelation 21:15 Lit measure, a gold reed
  2. Revelation 21:16 Lit reed
  3. Revelation 21:16 Possibly about 1,380 miles or 2,220 km; a Roman stadion perhaps averaged 607 ft. or 185 m
  4. Revelation 21:17 Possibly about 216 ft. or 65 m; a cubit is about 18 in. or 45 cm
  5. Revelation 21:17 Lit measure
  6. Revelation 21:18 Lit pure