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a great and high mountain, and shewed me the holy city
Jerusalem*, coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God : [and] its light was like a most 12 precious stone, as a jasper-stone when clear as crystal: and
having a great and high wall; and having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written on the
gates, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons 13 of Israel: on the east, three gates ; and on the north,
three gates; and on the south, three gates ; and on the 14 west, three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve
foundations, and on them twelve names f of the twelve 15 apostles of the lamb. And he who talked to me had for
a measure f a golden reed, to measure the city, and its 16 gates, and its wall. Now the city lay square, and its
length was as much as the breadth. And he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The
length, and the breadth, and the height of it, were equal. 17 And he measured its wall, a hundred and forty-four
cubits, according to the measure of a man, which is the 18 angel's measure. And the building of its wall was of
jasper: and the city was pure gold, and like clear glass. 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned
with every precious stone. The first foundation was jas
per ; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the 20 fourth, emerald ; the fifth, sardonyx ; the sixth, sardius;
the seventh, chrysolithe ; the eighth, beryl; the ninth,
topaz ; the tenth, chrysoprasus ; the eleventh, jacinth ; 21 the twelfth, amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve
pearls : every gate was of one pearl : and the street of the 22 city was pure gold, like transparent glass. And I saw in
it no temple : for the Lord God Almighty, and the lamb, 23 are its temple. And the city had no need of the sun, or
of the moon, to shine in it : for the glory of God enlight24 ened it, and the lamb was its lamp. And the nations ||
* that great city, the holy Jerusalem, R. T. + and on them the names, R, T. "for a measure," omitted in R. T, | the nations of those who are saved, R. T.
shall walk in its light: and the kings of the earth shall 25 bring into it their glory (and honour]. And its gates
shall not be shut by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And men shall bring into it* the glory and the honour of 27 the nations. And nothing shall enter into it which de
fileth t, or which worketh abomination, or uttereth a lie :
but those only that are written in the lamb's book of life. CH. XXII. Then he shewed | me a river of water of life, clear
as chrystal, proceeding out of the throne of God, and of 2 the lamb. In the midst, between the breadth of the city
and the river which ran on each side, was the tree of life, which bare twelve kinds of fruits, and yielded its fruit
every month : and the leaves of the tree were for the heal3 ing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse of
any kind || : but the throne of God and of the lamb shall 4 be in it; and his servants shall worship him, and shall
see his face ; and his name shall be on their foreheads. 5 And night shall not be (there']: nor need of lamp, nor of
light of the sun ; for the Lord God will enlighten them **;
and they shall reign for ever and evertt. 6 Then he said|!|| unto me,
« These words are worthy of belief and true : and, the Lord God of the spirits of
the prophets hath sent his angel to shew his servants 7 the things which must shortly come to pass.” • For, be
holdfit, I will come quickly : happy is he who keepeth
the words of the prophecy of this book.' 8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And
when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship
before the feet of the angel who shewed me these 9 things. Then he saith unto me, " See thou do it not : I am a fellow-servant* with thee, and with thy brethren
• Or, and the glory and the honour of the nations shall be brought into it. N. m. + Gr. any thing that is common.
the angel shewed, N. See ver. 6. no curse any more, N.
Or, night shall be no more. See Griesbach. ** Or, will shine upon them. See Griesbach.
Gr. ages of ages. In the angel said, N.
99 of the holy prophets, R. T. +01. behold,' saith Jesus. These words, and the angel, ver. 6, are added by the Pri mate, bat without any authority from the text.
the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this 10 book : worship God.” Then he saith unto me, “ Seal
not the words of the prophecy of this book : the time is 11 neart. He that is unrighteous, let him be unrighteous
still; and he that is polluted, let him be polluted still : and he that is righteous, let him do righteousness still :
and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” 12 “ • Beholdll, I will come quickly : and my reward will
be with me, to give unto every man according as his work 13 shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and 14 the end, the first and the last. Happy are they that do
his commandments**, that they may have right to the
tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. 15 Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and
murtherers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and 16 maketh a lie. I Jesus have sent mine angelft to testify
unto you these things in the churches. I am the root
and the offspring of David It, and the bright morning17 star. And the spirit and the bride say, Come. And let
him that is athirst, come : whosoever will, let him take
the water of life without cost. 18 “I'testify to every man that heareth the words of the
prophecy of this book : If any one shall add to the things,
God will add to him the scourges which are written in 19 this book :-and if any one shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his
• for I am a fellow-servant, R. T. Observe, that if Jesus is the speaker in ver. 7, he is also the speaker here. † for the time is near. R. T.
Let him be righteous still, R. T. Behold, saith Jesus, N. See ver. 7.
The dispensation of the gospel, which was introduced and confirmed by Christ, is complete in all its parts, and will be conducted throughout by Christ, i. e. by his instrumentality, or according to his declarations: for prophets are said to do those things which they are authorised to foretell. See. Rev. xi. 6.
.. God's commandments, N.
1 The root in this place must mean a branch from the root or stock of David. Dr. Priestley. See Isaiah si, 1. 10.
part of the tree of lise*, and of the holy city, which are 20 written of in this book. He who testifieth these things, · saith, Surely, I will come quickly.' Ament. Come,
Lord Jesus.” 21 The favour of the Lord Jesus Christ be with all the
out of the book of life, R. T. + Amen, yea, or even so, come. R. T. 1 with you all. Amen. R. T. and N. The Primate marks the word "you" as doubtful.