Revelation 21:15
New International Version
The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls.

New Living Translation
The angel who talked to me held in his hand a gold measuring stick to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.

English Standard Version
And the one who spoke with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls.

Berean Study Bible
The angel who spoke with me had a golden measuring rod to measure the city and its gates and walls.

Berean Literal Bible
And the one speaking with me had a golden measuring reed, so that he could measure the city, and its gates, and its wall.

King James Bible
And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

New King James Version
And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.

New American Standard Bible
The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.

NASB 1995
The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall.

NASB 1977
And the one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall.

Amplified Bible
The one who was speaking with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who spoke with me had a golden measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.

American Standard Version
And he that spake with me had for a measure a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he who spoke with me had with him a measuring reed of gold to measure the city and its wall.

Contemporary English Version
The angel who spoke to me had a gold measuring stick to measure the city and its gates and its walls.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that spoke with me, had a measure of a reed of gold, to measure the city and the gates thereof, and the wall.

English Revised Version
And he that spake with me had for a measure a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

Good News Translation
The angel who spoke to me had a gold measuring stick to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The angel who was talking to me had a gold measuring stick to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.

International Standard Version
The angel who was talking to me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its walls.

Literal Standard Version
And he who is speaking with me had a golden reed, that he may measure the city, and its gates, and its wall;

NET Bible
The angel who spoke to me had a golden measuring rod with which to measure the city and its foundation stones and wall.

New Heart English Bible
He who spoke with me had for a measure, a golden reed, to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.

Weymouth New Testament
Now he who was speaking to me had a measuring-rod of gold, with which to measure the city and its gates and its wall.

World English Bible
He who spoke with me had for a measure, a golden reed, to measure the city, its gates, and its walls.

Young's Literal Translation
And he who is speaking with me had a golden reed, that he may measure the city, and its gates, and its wall;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The New Jerusalem
14The wall of the city had twelve foundations bearing the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 The angel who spoke with me had a golden measuring rod to measure the city and its gates and walls. 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—12,000 stadia in length and width and height.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 40:3
So He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze. He was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand.

Zechariah 2:2
"Where are you going?" I asked. "To measure Jerusalem," he replied, "and to determine its width and length."

Revelation 11:1
Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count the number of worshipers there.

Revelation 21:12
The 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.

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--12,000 stadia in length and width and height.

Revelation 21:21
And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, with each gate consisting of a single pearl. The main street of the city was pure gold, as clear as glass.

Revelation 21:25
Its gates will never be shut at the end of the day, because there will be no night there.


Treasury of Scripture

And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

a golden.

Revelation 11:1,2
And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein…

Exodus 40:3-5
And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail…

Ezekiel 41:1
Afterward he brought me to the temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle.









THE MEASUREMENT OF THE CITY.

(15) And he that talked with me . . .--Or, better, And he who was talking with me had a golden reed . . . The allusion here is to the angel mentioned in Ezekiel (Ezekiel 15:3); the reed, or measuring rod, is of gold, that used in Revelation 11:1 was not said to be of gold; the measurement there was the symbol of preservation amid impending danger; the measuring here is more glorious--it is measuring which exhibits the beauty and proportion of the city which is now dwelling at peace. Gold is one of the features of the city; the street is gold (Revelation 21:18; Revelation 21:21); it may stand, as a token of the wealth (Psalm 72:15; 1Kings 10:14-21) of the royal city; but the wealth of that city is love. (Comp. Note on Revelation 3:18.)

Verse 15. - And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof; had for a measure a golden reed to measure, etc. "He that spake" is the angel of ver. 9 (cf. the action of Revelation 11:1; and Ezekiel 40:3, 5; Ezekiel 42:15, et seq.). Here the measuring is evidently to indicate the large extent of the city (see on Revelation 11:1). The reed is golden, as being the typical heavenly material.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
The [angel who]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

spoke
λαλῶν (lalōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

with
μετ’ (met’)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

me
ἐμοῦ (emou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

had
εἶχεν (eichen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

a golden
χρυσοῦν (chrysoun)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5552: Golden, made of gold, adorned with gold. From chrusos; made of gold.

measuring
μέτρον (metron)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3358: An apparently primary word; a measure, literally or figuratively; by implication, a limited portion.

rod
κάλαμον (kalamon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2563: A reed; a reed-pen, reed-staff, measuring rod. Or uncertain affinity; a reed; by implication, a pen.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

measure
μετρήσῃ (metrēsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3354: To measure (out), estimate. From metron; to measure; by implication, to admeasure.

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

city
πόλιν (polin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

its
αὐτῆς (autēs)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

gates
πυλῶνας (pylōnas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4440: From pule; a gate-way, door-way of a building or city; by implication, a portal or vestibule.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

its
αὐτῆς (autēs)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

walls.
τεῖχος (teichos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5038: A wall, especially of a city. Akin to the base of tikto; a wall.


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