15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod(A) of gold to measure the city, its gates(B) and its walls. 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 stadia[a] in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17 The angel measured the wall using human(C) measurement, and it was 144 cubits[b] thick.[c] 18 The wall was made of jasper,(D) and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.(E) 19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.(F) The first foundation was jasper,(G) the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby,(H) the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.[d] 21 The twelve gates(I) were twelve pearls,(J) each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.(K)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 21:16 That is, about 1,400 miles or about 2,200 kilometers
  2. Revelation 21:17 That is, about 200 feet or about 65 meters
  3. Revelation 21:17 Or high
  4. Revelation 21:20 The precise identification of some of these precious stones is uncertain.