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

New Living Translation
The wall was made of jasper, and the city was pure gold, as clear as glass.

English Standard Version
The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass.

Berean Study Bible
The wall was made of jasper, and the city itself of pure gold, as pure as glass.

Berean Literal Bible
And the structure of its wall was jasper, and the city pure gold, like clear glass,

New American Standard Bible
The material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.

New King James Version
The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.

King James Bible
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

Christian Standard Bible
The building material of its wall was jasper, and the city was pure gold clear as glass.

Contemporary English Version
The wall was built of jasper, and the city was made of pure gold, clear as crystal.

Good News Translation
The wall was made of jasper, and the city itself was made of pure gold, as clear as glass.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The building material of its wall was jasper, and the city was pure gold like clear glass.

International Standard Version
Its wall was made of jasper. The city was made of pure gold, as clear as glass.

NET Bible
The city's wall is made of jasper and the city is pure gold, like transparent glass.

New Heart English Bible
The construction of its wall was jasper. The city was pure gold, like pure glass.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The building of the wall was Jasper Quartz, and the city was of pure gold, in the likeness of pure glass.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Its wall was made of gray quartz. The city was made of pure gold, as clear as glass.

New American Standard 1977
And the material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.

King James 2000 Bible
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

American King James Version
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like to clear glass.

American Standard Version
And the building of the wall thereof was jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto pure glass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the building of the wall thereof was of jasper stone: but the city itself pure gold, like to clear glass.

Darby Bible Translation
And the building of its wall [was] jasper; and the city pure gold, like pure glass:

English Revised Version
And the building of the wall thereof was jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto pure glass.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.

Weymouth New Testament
The solid fabric of the wall was jasper; and the city itself was made of gold, resembling transparent glass.

World English Bible
The construction of its wall was jasper. The city was pure gold, like pure glass.

Young's Literal Translation
and the building of its wall was jasper, and the city is pure gold -- like to pure glass;
Study Bible
The New Jerusalem
17And he measured its wall to be 144 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. 19The 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,…
Cross References
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 21:11
shining with the glory of God. Its radiance was like a most precious jewel, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.

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 pure as transparent glass.

Treasury of Scripture

And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like to clear glass.

was of.

Revelation 21:11,19
Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; …

like.

Revelation 21:11,21
Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; …





Lexicon
The
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter 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.

wall
τείχους (teichous)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5038: A wall, especially of a city. Akin to the base of tikto; a wall.

was made of
ἐνδώμησις (endōmēsis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1739: From a compound of en and a derivative of the base of demos; a housing in, i.e. Structure.

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

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

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative 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.

city [itself]
πόλις (polis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

of pure
καθαρὸν (katharon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2513: Clean.

gold,
χρυσίον (chrysion)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5553: A piece of gold, golden ornament. Diminutive of chrusos; a golden article, i.e. Gold plating, ornament, or coin.

as
ὅμοιον (homoion)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3664: Like, similar to, resembling, of equal rank. From the base of homou; similar.

pure as
καθαρῷ (katharō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2513: Clean.

glass.
ὑάλῳ (hyalō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5194: Glass, crystal, clear transparent stone. Perhaps from the same as huetos; glass.
THE BUILDING OR MATERIAL OF THE CITY.

(18) And the building of the wall . . .--Or, And the building-work (or, the masonry, so Alford) of the wall of it was jasper, and the city was pure gold, like pure glass. The general aspect of the city was jasperlike, because the material of the wall was of the jasper stone. On this stone, see Note on Revelation 4:3, and on Revelation 21:11 above. The city was gold. On the meaning of the gold see Note on Revelation 21:15 and on Revelation 3:18. To what has been said may be added the following:--"Gold has an inalienable reference to the sun itself, consequently, to the symbol of the face of God, or Christ, i.e., to the manifestation of God's love" (Lange).

The wealth of heaven is love; love is the circulating medium of all holy activity and of all holy work: all who dwell within the heavenly city are encompassed by it; all who tread the streets of that city move along the ways of love; no dimness or obscuring motives of self-interest mar its lustre--the gold is clear as pure glass.

Verse 18. - And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass; pure glass. The exceeding brightness and purity is the idea contained in both expressions - the light of ver. 11, which is there associated with jasper and crystal. (On "jasper," see on ver. 11 and Revelation 4:3.) The whole description is, of course, typical, not literal.
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