Revelation 21:17
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New International Version
The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits thick.

New Living Translation
Then he measured the walls and found them to be 216 feet thick (according to the human standard used by the angel).

English Standard Version
He also measured its wall, 144 cubits by human measurement, which is also an angel’s measurement.

Berean Study Bible
And he measured its wall to be one hundred forty-four cubits, by the human measure the angel was using.

Berean Literal Bible
And he measured its wall, one hundred forty-four cubits, the measure of man, that is of the angel.

New American Standard Bible
And he measured its wall, seventy-two yards, according to human measurements, which are also angelic measurements.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he measured its wall, 144 cubits according to human measurement, which the angel used.

International Standard Version
He also measured its wall. According to the human measurement that the angel was using, it was 144 cubits.

NET Bible
He also measured its wall, one hundred forty-four cubits according to human measurement, which is also the angel's.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he measured its wall 144 cubits by the measure of a man, that is, of the Angel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He measured its wall. According to human measurement, which the angel was using, it was 144 cubits.

New American Standard 1977
And he measured its wall, seventy-two yards, according to human measurements, which are also angelic measurements.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he measured its wall, a hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

King James 2000 Bible
And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he measured the wall thereof an hundred and forty-four cubits, the measure of a man, which is of an angel.

Darby Bible Translation
And he measured its wall, a hundred [and] forty-four cubits, [a] man's measure, that is, [the] angel's.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And he measured the wall of it a hundred and forty four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

Weymouth New Testament
And he measured the wall of it--a wall of a hundred and forty-four cubits, according to human measure, which was also that of the angel.

World English Bible
Its wall is one hundred forty-four cubits, by the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.

Young's Literal Translation
and he measured its wall, an hundred forty-four cubits, the measure of a man, that is, of the messenger;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
21:9-21 God has various employments for his holy angels. Sometimes they sound the trumpet of Divine Providence, and warn a careless world; sometimes they discover things of a heavenly nature of the heirs of salvation. Those who would have clear views of heaven, must get as near to heaven as they can, on the mount of meditation and faith. The subject of the vision is the church of God in a perfect, triumphant state, shining in its lustre; glorious in relation to Christ; which shows that the happiness of heaven consists in intercourse with God, and in conformity to him. The change of emblems from a bride to a city, shows that we are only to take general ideas from this description. The wall is for security. Heaven is a safe state; those who are there, are separated and secured from all evils and enemies. This city is vast; here is room for all the people of God. The foundation of the wall; the promise and power of God, and the purchase of Christ, are the strong foundations of the safety and happiness of the church. These foundations are set forth by twelve sorts of precious stones, denoting the variety and excellence of the doctrines of the gospel, or of the graces of the Holy Spirit, or the personal excellences of the Lord Jesus Christ. Heaven has gates; there is a free admission to all that are sanctified; they shall not find themselves shut out. These gates were all of pearls. Christ is the Pearl of great price, and he is our Way to God. The street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. The saints in heaven tread gold under foot. The saints are there at rest, yet it is not a state of sleep and idleness; they have communion, not only with God, but with one another. All these glories but faintly represent heaven.
Study Bible
The New Jerusalem
16The city lies foursquare, with its width the same as its length. And he measured the city with the rod, and all its dimensions were equal—twelve thousand stadia in length and width and height. 17And he measured its wall to be one hundred forty-four cubits, by the human measure the angel was using. 18The wall was made of jasper, and the city itself of pure gold, as pure as glass.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 3:11
(For only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. Behold, his bedstead was an iron bedstead; it is in Rabbah of the sons of Ammon. Its length was nine cubits and its width four cubits by ordinary cubit.)

Revelation 13:18
Here is a call for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and that number is six hundred sixty-six.

Revelation 21:9
Then one of the seven angels with the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb."

Revelation 21:16
The city lies foursquare, with its width the same as its length. And he measured the city with the rod, and all its dimensions were equal--twelve thousand stadia in length and width and height.
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