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

  • LaVonne
    Bible Reader, What is must shortly come to pass? 2 Peter 3:8 One day is as a thousand years,
    a thousand years as one day with the LORD. How can any of these events have happened yet?
    When Christ comes the 2nd time every eye will see him. Rev 1-7 All of Rev is not apocalyptic
    It is not all doom
  • Bible Reader
    Hi LaVonne Re: Pat, I can understand why you might have reason to think these things described have not 'really' happened yet, but what about at the very start of the book where we are told they must shortly come to pass? Also, I don't think you are considering the sort of literature this is, it's apocalyptic. The book is often referred to as the Apocalypse of St. John.
  • LaVonne
    Hi Pat, All believers-saved mankind will be in the first resurrection. The rest of the dead will be
    raised after the 1,000 years are finished. Saved mankind from the first resurrection will reign
    with Christ for that 1,000 years. Rev 20:5,6. I take this scripture literally. Nothing like this has
    happened yet, the 1,000 years are yet to come, after the Tribulation and The Day of the LORD.
  • LaVonne
    Hi Pat, Rev 20 The believers-saved will be in the first resurrection. That is why they are
    blessed
  • JP
    Hi Peggy. It depends on your position on the timing of this prophecy. Some hold that the millennium is still yet to begin. These are usually referred to as Dispensationalists or Futurists. Others that it began at sometime during the first century, close to or not long after John's writing. These as often referred to as Preterists. There are also various other, usually in between, positions.
  • Pat
    confused by Rev. 20 we have not gone thru the thousand years yet? Will the dead rise first, or are they to remain dead a thousand years yet?

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