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 21:17

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