New American Standard Bible
In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed;
King James Bible
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
Darby Bible Translation
And its gates shall not be shut at all by day, for night shall not be there.
World English Bible
Its gates will in no way be shut by day (for there will be no night there),
Young's Literal Translation
and its gates shall not at all be shut by day, for night shall not be there;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day - It shall be constantly open, allowing free ingress and egress to all who reside there. The language is derived from Isaiah 60:11. See the notes on that place. Applied to the future state of the blessed, it would seem to mean, that while this will be their permanent abode, yet that the dwellers there will not be prisoners. The universe will be open to them. They will be permitted to go forth and visit every world, and survey the works of God in all parts of his dominions.
For there shall be no night there - It shall be all day; all unclouded splendor. When, therefore, it is said that the gates should not be "shut by day," it means that they would never be shut. When it is said that there would be no night there, it is, undoubtedly, to be taken as meaning that there would be no literal darkness, and nothing of which night is the emblem: no calamity, no sorrow, no bereavement, no darkened windows on account of the loss of friends and kindred. Compare the notes on Revelation 21:4.
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"Your gates will be open continually; They will not be closed day or night, So that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations, With their kings led in procession.
For it will be a unique day which is known to the LORD, neither day nor night, but it will come about that at evening time there will be light.
It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.
The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall.
And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever.
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