Revelation 21:17

“And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred, and fourtie, and foure cubites, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the Angel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he measured its wall, seventy-two yards, {according to} human measurements, which are {also} angelic {measurements.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred and forty and four cubits, `according to' the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he took the measure of its wall, one hundred and forty-four cubits, after the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.
- Basic English Bible

And he measured its wall, a hundred [and] forty-four cubits, [a] man's measure, that is, [the] angel's.
- Darby Bible

And he measured the wall of it a hundred and forty four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
- Webster's Bible

And he measured the wall of it--a wall of a hundred and forty-four cubits, according to human measure, which was also that of the angel.
- Weymouth Bible

Its wall is one hundred forty-four cubits, by the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.
- World English Bible

And he mat the wallis of it, of an hundrid and `foure and fourti cubitis, bi mesure of man, that is, of an aungel.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he measured its wall, an hundred forty-four cubits, the measure of a man, that is, of the messenger;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:17


Re 21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred [and] forty [and] four cubits. Again we have twelve times twelve, the square of a favorite and sacred number. The city has twelve gates, twelve angels (Re 21:12), twelve foundations (Re 21:14), and a wall twelve times twelve cubits high. [According to] the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. The measure of a man and of an angel will be the same in the New Jerusalem.

Discussion for Revelation 21

  • Ann
    Ernest Foster, when you pray, pray to God the Father, and when you end your pray, say in Jesus' holy name I pray. Amen
  • Cynthia Stubbs
    We had a speaker to come in for Wednesday night Bible study, who had revelation that the New Jerusalem will be within us:vs 2
  • A disciple
    Ernest Foster; the Father isn't jealous if you pray to His Son, but Jesus Himself tells us that the Father Himself loves us, and praying to Him in Jesus' name He hears. The Father is greater than all, and the Son has told us that He Himself is subject to the Father; and that He sits at the right hand of the Father in His throne, interceding for us. Does that help you?
  • A disciple
    Ernest; Its pretty easy to find out what the conversion is for furlongs to miles; 12,000 furlongs is 1500 miles. My only question is whether that is all the way around, or on each side "foursquare." A cubit is 18 inches, or, the length between your inner elbow to the end of your middle finger. So the wall being 144 cubits is 216 feet high and the length of each side of the city probably 375 miles.
  • Thelma taylor
    who do you pray to Jesus he the one who give you all power in the name of Jesus he give you power over sickness demon but haft to be strong in the Lord and you haft to use the right word for your word have meaning
  • Ernest Foster
    WILL YOU PLEASE TELL ME////IN FEET OR MILE,S HOW LARGE GOD CITY IS.//// AND MOST OF MY LIFE I HAVE BEEN PRAYING TO JESUS////WHO SHOULD I PRAY TO ? PLEASE TELL ME.//I KNOW JESUS SAYS THE WAY TO THE FATHER IS THOUGH HIM.

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