Revelation 21:11
New International Version
It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.

New Living Translation
It shone with the glory of God and sparkled like a precious stone--like jasper as clear as crystal.

English Standard Version
having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.

Berean Study Bible
shining with the glory of God. Its radiance was like a most precious jewel, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.

Berean Literal Bible
having the glory of God. Its radiance was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone being clear as crystal,

New American Standard Bible
having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper.

King James Bible
Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

Christian Standard Bible
arrayed with God's glory. Her radiance was like a precious jewel, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.

Contemporary English Version
The glory of God made the city bright. It was dazzling and crystal clear like a precious jasper stone.

Good News Translation
and shining with the glory of God. The city shone like a precious stone, like a jasper, clear as crystal.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
arrayed with God's glory. Her radiance was like a very precious stone, like a jasper stone, bright as crystal.

International Standard Version
The glory of God was its radiance, and its light was like a valuable gem, like jasper, as clear as crystal.

NET Bible
The city possesses the glory of God; its brilliance is like a precious jewel, like a stone of crystal-clear jasper.

New Heart English Bible
having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, as if it was a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it had the glory of God and its light was as the likeness of precious stones, like Jasper red quartz, as the appearance of crystal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It had the glory of God. Its light was like a valuable gem, like gray quartz, as clear as crystal.

New American Standard 1977
having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper.

Jubilee Bible 2000
having the clarity of God; and her light was like unto a most precious stone, even like a jasper stone, shining like crystal.

King James 2000 Bible
Having the glory of God: and its radiance was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

American King James Version
Having the glory of God: and her light was like to a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

American Standard Version
having the glory of God: her light was like unto a stone most precious, as it were a jasper stone, clear as crystal:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Having the glory of God, and the light thereof was like to a precious stone, as to the jasper stone, even as crystal.

Darby Bible Translation
having the glory of God. Her shining [was] like a most precious stone, as a crystal-like jasper stone;

English Revised Version
having the glory of God: her light was like unto a stone most precious, as it were a jasper stone, clear as crystal:

Webster's Bible Translation
Having the glory of God: and her light was like to a stone most precious, even like a jasper-stone, clear as crystal;

Weymouth New Testament
and bringing with it the glory of God. It shone with a radiance like that of a very precious stone--such as a jasper, bright and transparent.

World English Bible
having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, as if it was a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

Young's Literal Translation
having the glory of God, and her light is like a stone most precious, as a jasper stone clear as crystal,
Study Bible
The New Jerusalem
10And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the holy city of Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11shining with the glory of God. Its radiance was like a most precious jewel, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. 12The city had a great and high wall with twelve gates inscribed with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, and twelve angels at the gates.…
Cross References
Isaiah 60:1
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.

Ezekiel 43:2
and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the roar of many waters, and the earth shone with His glory.

Revelation 4:3
The One seated there looked like jasper and carnelian, and a rainbow that gleamed like an emerald encircled the throne.

Revelation 4:6
And before the throne was something like a sea of glass, as clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, covered with eyes in front and back.

Revelation 15:8
And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

Revelation 21:18
The wall was made of jasper, and the city itself of pure gold, as pure as glass.

Revelation 21:19
The foundations of the city walls were adorned with every kind of precious stone: The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,

Revelation 21:23
And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, because the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its lamp.

Revelation 22:5
There will be no more night in the city, and they will have no need for the light of a lamp or of the sun. For the Lord God will shine on them, and they will reign forever and ever.

Treasury of Scripture

Having the glory of God: and her light was like to a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

the glory.

Revelation 21:22,23
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it…

Revelation 22:5
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

Isaiah 4:5
And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.

her.

Revelation 21:19
And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

Ezekiel 1:26
And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.

Ezekiel 28:13,14,16
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created…

clear.

Revelation 21:18
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

Revelation 4:6
And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

Revelation 22:1
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.







Lexicon
shining with
ἔχουσαν (echousan)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

glory
δόξαν (doxan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

of God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

Its
αὐτῆς (autēs)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

radiance
φωστὴρ (phōstēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5458: A light, an illuminator, perhaps the sun; a star; brilliancy. From phos; an illuminator, i.e. a luminary, or brilliancy.

[was] like
ὅμοιος (homoios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3664: Like, similar to, resembling, of equal rank. From the base of homou; similar.

a most precious
τιμιωτάτῳ (timiōtatō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular - Superlative
Strong's Greek 5093: Of great price, precious, honored.

jewel,
λίθῳ (lithō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3037: A stone; met: of Jesus as the chief stone in a building. Apparently a primary word; a stone.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

a jasper
ἰάσπιδι (iaspidi)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2393: Jasper; a precious stone. Probably of foreign origin; 'jasper', a gem.

stone,
λίθῳ (lithō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3037: A stone; met: of Jesus as the chief stone in a building. Apparently a primary word; a stone.

clear as crystal.
κρυσταλλίζοντι (krystallizonti)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2929: To be clear as crystal, brilliant like crystal. From krustallos; to make ice.
(11) Having the glory of God . . .--The glory of God is the glorious presence of God, the true Shechinah, of which we have read before (Revelation 15:8, and see Revelation 21:23). The light of the city is described: And her light (or, brightness: it is the light which she gives; the same word is used as that employed in the LXX., Genesis 1:17, for the heavenly bodies) is like a stone most precious, as it were a jasper stone crystallising. On the meaning and appearance of this stone, see Note on Revelation 4:3. It is in all probability a stone transparent and clear as the crystal, but retaining the greenish hue belonging to the jasper. The general brightness of the city was lustrous as the diamond but shot with the green tint of the emerald bow which swept the throne. (Comp. Revelation 4:3.)

Verse 11. - Having the glory of God. That is, the abiding presence of God, as the Shechinah (cf. Exodus 40:34; 1 Kings 8:11. Cf. also ver. 3, supra). And her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; as it were a jasper stone (Revised Version). This light is again alluded to in ver. 23. The jasper probably represents the modern diamond (see on Revelation 4:3). The brilliant light which illumines the city is the characteristic of "him that sat on the throne" (Revelation 4:3). 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.
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