Bible: Revelation 21:9-21

The New Jerusalem Descends

21:9 Then 1  one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven final plagues came and spoke to me, 2  saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb! 21:10 So 3  he took me away in the Spirit 4  to a huge, majestic mountain 5  and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. 21:11 The city possesses 6  the glory of God; its brilliance is like a precious jewel, like a stone of crystal-clear jasper. 7  21:12 It has 8  a massive, high wall 9  with twelve gates, 10  with twelve angels at the gates, and the names of the twelve tribes of the nation of Israel 11  are written on the gates. 12  21:13 There are 13  three gates on the east side, three gates on the north side, three gates on the south side and three gates on the west side. 14  21:14 The 15  wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

21:15 The angel 16  who spoke to me had a golden measuring rod with which to measure the city and its foundation stones and wall. 21:16 Now 17  the city is laid out as a square, 18  its length and width the same. He 19  measured the city with the measuring rod 20  at fourteen hundred miles 21  (its length and width and height are equal). 21:17 He also measured its wall, one hundred forty-four cubits 22  according to human measurement, which is also the angel’s. 23  21:18 The city’s 24  wall is made 25  of jasper and the city is pure gold, like transparent glass. 26  21:19 The foundations of the city’s wall are decorated 27  with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation is jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, 28  the fourth emerald, 21:20 the fifth onyx, 29  the sixth carnelian, 30  the seventh chrysolite, 31  the eighth beryl, 32  the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, 33  the eleventh jacinth, 34  and the twelfth amethyst. 21:21 And the twelve gates are twelve pearls – each one of the gates is made from just one pearl! The 35  main street 36  of the city is pure gold, like transparent glass.

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