Revelation 21:21

“And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the twelue gates were twelue pearles, euery seuerall gate was of one pearle, and the streete of the city was pure golde, as it were transparent glasse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the several gates was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the twelve doors were twelve pearls; every door was made of one pearl; and the street of the town was clear gold, as clear as glass.
- Basic English Bible

And the twelve gates, twelve pearls; each one of the gates, respectively, was of one pearl; and the street of the city pure gold, as transparent glass.
- Darby Bible

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl; and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
- Webster's Bible

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each of them consisting of a single pearl. And the main street of the city was made of pure gold, resembling transparent glass.
- Weymouth Bible

The twelve gates were twelve pearls. Each one of the gates was made of one pearl. The street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
- World English Bible

And twelue yatis ben twelue margaritis, bi ech; `and ech yate was of ech margarete. And the stretis of the citee weren clene gold, as of glas ful schynynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the twelve gates [are] twelve pearls, each several one of the gates was of one pearl; and the broad-place of the city [is] pure gold -- as transparent glass.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:21


Re 21:21 The twelve gates [were] twelve pearls. Each gate composed of a single pearl. The street of the city [was] pure gold. The streets were paved with pure gold. As it were transparent glass. Transparency is the symbol of purity.

Discussion for Revelation 21

  • Cheryl Hughes
    This is such a beautiful chapter...ever since I have read the Bible I keep loving this chapter because this is always the way things should have been,very hopeful.
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
  • Florian M
    The chapter presents the status after "the end": 1. A new haven and a new earth v.1
    2. The Bride "the New Jerusalem", coming down from heaven where She was raptured.
    The Bride is One who has the teachings of apostles and profets, represented by 12 apostles and 12 tribes of Israel.
  • Randy fortner
    I think if a lot of people would read chapter 21 of revelations and take it at what it says ! then if the people would read in Gods own word that no one will go up into heaven but that heaven will come down ! then people would know where their life is going.
  • Priscilla
    My favorite chapter in the Bible
  • Rev. LeeCoy
    This chapter in Revelation touches an important aspect of our Christian journey: Enduring to the end Longsuffering and ultimately Victory. For verse 7 states clearly: He that overcometh shall inherit all things and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.

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