Revelation Series: Revelation 21:9-22:5

Posted on 28 Nov 2021, Pastor: Dr. Greg Hyler


Revelation 21:9-22:5
New American Standard Bible
9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, [a]full of the seven last plagues, came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

The New Jerusalem
10 And he carried me away [b]in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God. Her [c]brilliance was like a very valuable stone, like a stone of crystal-clear jasper. 12 [d]It had a great and high wall, [e]with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on the gates, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. 13 There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 The one who spoke with me had a [f]gold measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. 16 The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the [g]rod, [h]twelve thousand stadia; its length, width, and height are equal. 17 And he measured its wall, [i]144 cubits, by human [j]measurements, which are also angelic measurements. 18 The material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like [k]clear glass. 19 The foundation stones of the city wall were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

22 I saw no [l]temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its [m]temple. 23 And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth [n]will bring their glory into it. 25 In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed; 26 and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; 27 and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those [o]whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

The River and the Tree of Life
22 And he showed me a river of the water of life, [p]clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of [q]the Lamb, 2 in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve [r]kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him; 4 they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. 5 And there will no longer be any night; and they [s]will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illuminate them; and they will reign forever and ever.

Footnotes
Revelation 21:9 Lit who were full; i.e., (previously) loaded with
Revelation 21:10 Or in spirit
Revelation 21:11 Or radiance
Revelation 21:12 Lit having
Revelation 21:12 Lit having
Revelation 21:15 Lit measure, a gold reed
Revelation 21:16 Lit reed
Revelation 21:16 Possibly about 1,380 miles or 2,220 km; a Roman stadion perhaps averaged 607 ft. or 185 m
Revelation 21:17 Possibly about 216 ft. or 65 m; a cubit is about 18 in. or 45 cm
Revelation 21:17 Lit measure
Revelation 21:18 Lit pure
Revelation 21:22 Or sanctuary
Revelation 21:22 Or sanctuary
Revelation 21:24 Lit bring
Revelation 21:27 Lit who have been written
Revelation 22:1 Lit bright
Revelation 22:1 Or the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was
Revelation 22:2 Or crops of fruit
Revelation 22:5 Lit do not have

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