Measuring the new holy city of Jerusalem (chapter 21)

This angel had a golden measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its walls.  This was a square or cubed city so that every side was the same length and width.  It was 12,000 stadia wide, long, and high, all equal.  The angel also measured the wall that was 144 cubits, built of jasper.  The city was pure gold, clear as glass.  The twelve foundations of the wall were adorned with twelve jewels, jasper, sapphire, agate, emerald, onyx, carnelian, chrysolite, beryl, topaz, chrysoprase, jacinth, and amethyst.  The twelve gates were made of pearls.  The streets were made of transparent pure gold.  There was no temple in the new Jerusalem. The temple was the Lord God Almighty and the lamb.  There was no need for a sun or moon to shine, since the glory of God and the lamp of the lamb was its light.  All the nations would walk in its light.  The kings of the earth would bring their glory to it.  The gates would never be shut because there was no night there.  People would bring the glory and honor of their nations to it.  Nothing unclean nor false would enter it.  Only those names that were written in the Book of Life would enter it.  Is your name in the Book of Life?


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