New International Version
I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.
King James Bible
And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
Darby Bible Translation
and I will make thy battlements of rubies, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of precious stones.
World English Bible
I will make your pinnacles of rubies, and your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.
Young's Literal Translation
And have made of agate thy pinnacles, And thy gates of carbuncle stones, And all thy border of stones of delight,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, I will lay thy stones "Behold, I lay thy stones" - These seem to be general images to express beauty, magnificence, purity, strength, and solidity, agreeably to the ideas of the eastern nations; and to have never been intended to be strictly scrutinized, or minutely and particularly explained, as if they had each of them some precise, moral, or spiritual meaning. Tobit, in his prophecy of the final restoration of Israel, describes the New Jerusalem in the same oriental manner: "For Jerusalem shall be built up with sapphires, and emeralds, and precious stones; thy walls, and towers, and battlements, with pure gold. And the streets of Jerusalem shall be paved with beryl, and carbuncle, and stones of ophir." Tob. 13:16, 17. Compare also Revelation 21:18-21.
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'For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.'--ISAIAH liv, 10.-- There is something of music in the very sound of these words. The stately march of the grand English translation lends itself with wonderful beauty to the melody of Isaiah's words. But the thought that lies below them, sweeping as it does through the whole creation, and parting all things …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Manner of Covenanting.
How the Impudent and Bashful are to be Admonished.
Messiah the Son of God
"Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with lapis lazuli.
All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.
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