Revelation 21:11-27 (KJV) (2024)

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11Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

12And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

13On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

14And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

16And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

17And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

18And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

19And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

20The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

21And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

22And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

23And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

24And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

25And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

26And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

27And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

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11It shone with the glory of God,(A) and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper,(B) clear as crystal.(C) 12It had a great, high wall with twelve gates,(D) and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.(E) 13There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14The wall of the city had twelve foundations,(F) and on them were the names of the twelve apostles(G) of the Lamb.

15The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod(H) of gold to measure the city, its gates(I) and its walls. 16The 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. 17The angel measured the wall using human(J) measurement, and it was 144 cubits[b] thick.[c] 18The wall was made of jasper,(K) and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.(L) 19The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.(M) The first foundation was jasper,(N) the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby,(O) the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.[d] 21The twelve gates(P) were twelve pearls,(Q) each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.(R)

22I did not see a temple(S) in the city, because the Lord God Almighty(T) and the Lamb(U) are its temple. 23The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God(V) gives it light,(W) and the Lamb(X) is its lamp. 24The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.(Y) 25On no day will its gates(Z) ever be shut,(AA) for there will be no night there.(AB) 26The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.(AC) 27Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful,(AD) but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.(AE)

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  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.

Cross references

  1. Revelation 21:11 : ver 23; Isa 60:1, 2; Eze 43:2; Rev 15:8; 22:5
  2. Revelation 21:11 : ver 18, 19; Rev 4:3
  3. Revelation 21:11 : Rev 4:6
  4. Revelation 21:12 : ver 15, 21, 25; Rev 22:14
  5. Revelation 21:12 : Eze 48:30-34
  6. Revelation 21:14 : S Eph 2:20; Heb 11:10
  7. Revelation 21:14 : Ac 1:26; Eph 2:20
  8. Revelation 21:15 : Eze 40:3; Rev 11:1
  9. Revelation 21:15 : S ver 12
  10. Revelation 21:17 : Rev 13:18
  11. Revelation 21:18 : S ver 11
  12. Revelation 21:18 : ver 21
  13. Revelation 21:19 : Ex 28:17-20; Isa 54:11, 12; Eze 28:13
  14. Revelation 21:19 : S ver 11
  15. Revelation 21:20 : Rev 4:3
  16. Revelation 21:21 : S ver 12
  17. Revelation 21:21 : Isa 54:12
  18. Revelation 21:21 : ver 18
  19. Revelation 21:22 : Jn 4:21, 23
  20. Revelation 21:22 : S Rev 1:8
  21. Revelation 21:22 : S Rev 5:6
  22. Revelation 21:23 : S ver 11
  23. Revelation 21:23 : Isa 24:23; 60:19, 20; Rev 22:5
  24. Revelation 21:23 : S Rev 5:6
  25. Revelation 21:24 : ver 26; Isa 60:3, 5
  26. Revelation 21:25 : S ver 12
  27. Revelation 21:25 : Isa 60:11
  28. Revelation 21:25 : Zec 14:7; Rev 22:5
  29. Revelation 21:26 : ver 24
  30. Revelation 21:27 : Isa 52:1; Joel 3:17; Rev 22:14, 15
  31. Revelation 21:27 : S Rev 20:12
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